[SOLVED] How do I uninstall my sound blaster x-fi titanium champion series driver?

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I purchased a x-fi titanium card back in 2011 when I put this system together (I know, I know I am desperately trying to find money to build a new system).

Anyway I had to remove the physical card because it was crashing and it must have had a short in it or something because unplugging my headset would cause the system to freeze. Anyway I got rid of the card and threw it away but I've uninstalled all the creative programs from add/remove but I still see the folders on the C drive.

Whats the best program to get rid of the driver? I want to get the system ready for the sound blaster Z I have on my bed which I'll install when my new case fan gets here.
 

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If you are going to uninstall the drivers in the DM, best do it in safe mode. Further, you may want to reinstall the drivers with a newer version, and see if the uninstaller works better. https://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nLanguageLocale=1033&nOS=31&nPage=2 Often if you start an installer when the app when the drivers are already installed, you will get an option to fix or delete, or the uninstall will work better than the previous version. https://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nLanguageLocale=1033&nOS=31&nPage=2
 

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Just becasue the folder exists, does not mean the driver is installed. Go to the Device Manager and check the device is no longer under the Sound heading. If not, it simply means the uninstall program didn't delete the folder containing the drivers when it removed the driver (not unusual). Seeing you have already uninstalled the driver, which probably would not have installed without the sound card anyway, you can go ahead and delete the folder.
 

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I didn't uninstall the driver. I disabled the device in device manager and then physically removed the card after powering down the system. I didn't remove the driver from DM cause I assumed I could manually uninstall it from add/remove. Also the Creative Audio Service is still there.
 

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That PCI128 seems to be for the legacy era sound cards from the 9x days the X-fi I had was released around 2010, 2011. Those directions don't even apply because there is no add/remove entry by that name, never was.
 

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Considering I have Driver Sweeper installed already (Somehow I don't remember installing it, but I know I did it. I don't know how that works...) should I use that from safe mode to remove the remnants or should I download Driver Fusion or use another program?
 

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If you are going to uninstall the drivers in the DM, best do it in safe mode. Further, you may want to reinstall the drivers with a newer version, and see if the uninstaller works better. https://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nLanguageLocale=1033&nOS=31&nPage=2 Often if you start an installer when the app when the drivers are already installed, you will get an option to fix or delete, or the uninstall will work better than the previous version. https://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nLanguageLocale=1033&nOS=31&nPage=2
 

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If you are going to uninstall the drivers in the DM, best do it in safe mode. Further, you may want to reinstall the drivers with a newer version, and see if the uninstaller works better. https://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nLanguageLocale=1033&nOS=31&nPage=2 Often if you start an installer when the app when the drivers are already installed, you will get an option to fix or delete, or the uninstall will work better than the previous version. https://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nLanguageLocale=1033&nOS=31&nPage=2
Yeah just tried to reinstall the driver it just terminates the installation due to not being able to find the card (since it's not there).
 

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Thought that might happen. I would go ahead, and uninstall the drivers in the DM (in safe mode) and change the name of the Creative labs folder. Reboot and if there are no error messages, you can probably delete the folder. Creative labs is known for supplying very poor uninstallers, but it's doubtful any residual files/apps will cause any problems with the new card and software. If you must remove all the old creative lab software, there are 3rd party apps out there that claim to do the job.
 

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Thought that might happen. I would go ahead, and uninstall the drivers in the DM (in safe mode) and change the name of the Creative labs folder. Reboot and if there are no error messages, you can probably delete the folder. Creative labs is known for supplying very poor uninstallers, but it's doubtful any residual files/apps will cause any problems with the new card and software. If you must remove all the old creative lab software, there are 3rd party apps out there that claim to do the job.
Well I normally remove the drivers just to eliminate the possibility of conflicts. When I upgraded to my 1050ti I uninstalled the drivers for my old 6950 and I ended up using DDU since the AMD uninstaller left components behind.
 

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I think I'm just gonna use driver sweeper since the others just return to me what I see in add/remove programs and driver sweeper seems to have found all files/folders, registry entries, and dll. These are all the entries DS found and I believe that's all of them would also remove the services too...







However I want to ask about these two entries....

https://postimg.cc/BjtP6zsJ

I know the others are creative files because of the CT in the name (also I checked alot of them and they are signed by Creative Labs) I just want to make sure these last two entries are safe to remove. Or should I make a mental note of them and let CCleaner clean them, or do it myself?
 

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Ok I just got back from safe mode. I made full partition backups last night, a new system restore point, and backup'd the registry itself from within regedit. I said YOLO and did it a few minutes ago. Driver Sweeper seems to have gotten rid of the leftovers it's not picking them up and I was able to boot into Windows again with no problem. The two BMXState files seem to be from Creative though which program specifically seems to differ from computer to computer.

Anyway it worked, my fan is out for delivery I'll put it and my new sound card in and then get back to gaming and anime watching some time today.
 

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