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CANNOT uninstall or reinstall VIA HD Audio Deck,HELP!

Having trouble after updating to windows 10 a while back. Tried using my mic on vent and had direct sound error, blah blah. Updated my via audio drivers and still wasnt detecting mic in audio/sound. Mic is fully functional. Went to uninstall Via and got an error at end of install. Wish I SS'd but i didnt, it might have been something with registry. So being impatient started deleting the VIA folders from programsx86. it got rid of hd audio deck but of course nothing else, cant further do a full uninstall with bitdefender file shredder or default windows uninstaller. I tried to re download the drivers from website but I got this error when installing, keep in mind this is the same error i recieved after manually deleting folders and then trying to run windows uninstall on VIA platform device manager.

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Not a method I've used.

Usually I just have to hunt down current drivers and run their installer. That said we did disable a few onboard systems in the last desktops at the office because it was faster and cheaper to pop in a sub 10 buck audio card. There are some that won't say die and they are losing time for the 10 buck card.

I don't see the make and model so I can't go looking for you. Try posting a web report on your machine. Here's how.
https://www.piriform.com/docs/speccy/using-speccy/publishing-a-speccy-profile-to-the-web

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hmm

Idk if you understood what my problem is. finding the drivers is not my problem and my onboard chip is functional, I get those error messages in the images i posted when i try to uninstall VIA Platform Device Manager and when I try to reinstall the VIA audio deck...

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Then and if

You found the new drivers and it fails to install you have a complaint with your PC's maker. Since I only have what's here to work with, it's not an issue I've seen unless there are driver issues or once in a while an antivirus suite "protecting" the machine.

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..?

ehhh, i built my PC. i dont think you know what you are talking about and do not know how to read. Im asking what are these errors indicating and what do i need to do to fix. IDK how that plays into a pc manufacturer. But thanks anyway, on to a new forum.

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I wish you could tell more.

The Speccy report is what I use to see what's in there. But there are folk that don't want to reveal the make and models, and have already decided how to fix it.

OK, let's go down that path. Boot up some Linux and blown the driver files away. Nothing will stop you there. It's an extreme trick that I used back in XP days.

Read http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm

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Just remembered an old uninstall trick.

Disable the onboard audio in the BIOS and then boot safe mode (Windows) and head to the device manager. You have to show all devices and there can be a uninstall driver there.

I haven't had to do that since XP but it was just a bad installer bug. Later it got better.

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