Thread: How to remove RealTek Drivers?
August 28th, 2005, 01:31 AM #1
How to remove RealTek Drivers?
I had recently changed to a new network card, so I really would like to remove the old RealTek driver I was using.....
Can anyone tell me how I could get rid of RealTek Drivers from my computer?
I believe one of the file is rtl8139.sys (located in Windows\system32\drivers) but whenever I try to delete it, it would just recover again! Is there another backup place preventing me from deleting it?
August 28th, 2005, 01:36 AM #2
Mine Realtek drivers are listed in Add/Remove Programs. Did you have a look in there?
August 28th, 2005, 01:38 AM #3Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster
August 28th, 2005, 01:56 AM #4
Some NIC software provides an uninstall bat file that must be ran from a command prompt. Take a look in any program folders for such a file or a readme file that might yield the proper procedure. XP? You might also just right click it in the device manager and uninstall.WHUT?
August 28th, 2005, 02:01 AM #5
Try this: In Device manager, showing hidden devices, delete/remove/uninstall the RealTek NIC if still listed.
When all else fails, Driver Cleaner should do the trick.
Last edited by Atomic Rooster; August 28th, 2005 at 02:06 AM.
August 28th, 2005, 02:07 AM #6Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster
It gave me an error: "Failed to uninstall the device. The device may be required to boot up the computer." I guess that's why it was hidden?
edit: Ack... disabling it made me lose internet connection. How can that be... RealTek related with D-Link? My network card is D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Adapter. I also noticed on my Microsoft Base Station, it shows that I'm using "Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC" as my adapter. Is it some built-in hardware on my motherboard?
Last edited by Namie; August 28th, 2005 at 02:13 AM.
August 28th, 2005, 02:27 AM #7
I just looked up your D-Link NIC. It uses the Realtek RTL8139A chip. LOL!
August 28th, 2005, 02:30 AM #8Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster
August 28th, 2005, 02:41 AM #9
Yea, when you said you lost connection when you disabled the Realtek RTL8139, it got me to thinking. Quite a few manufacturers use Realtek chips in their NICs so I looked yours up.
I'm glad to have helped.
August 28th, 2005, 01:17 PM #10
Just get the latest drivers and they'll overwrite the old ones.XP installs these drivers on my Dlink card and it works great.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9TN...eature=related
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January 3rd, 2009, 08:28 AM #11
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I've the same bleepy thing but I can't uninstall it. Windows update put it on my computer. I disabled the onboard net but it keeps enabling it. Uninstall from device manager doesn't work. How the heck do I get rid of this monster?
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