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Can't uninstall old driver and therefore can't install new

I got the "Zengine stopped working" error from the moment I installed from the CDROM on my Vista 32 machine. I went to the website and was instructed by their FAQ to manually delete all the files in the ZEngine folder and then to download and run the new Vista 32 drivers. So I did, emptying the Recycle Bin (like a fool) in case the files in there would muck things up. But after following the faq instructions to the letter, I was greeted with a new error when I tried to install the updated driver, words to the effect that another version was already installed and therefore I couldn't install this version. Now, that usually only happens when the existing version is newer that what I'm trying to install, so I was baffled. The error told me to run uninstall from Control Panel, but of course with all the files now deleted, uninstall would not perform the task. Control Panel DOES see a version of ZEngine still on my machine, but when I ask it to uninstall, it tells me it can't run KillZEngineDll.dll and says to shut it down from Task Manager. The first time I went into TM, sure enough, ZEngine was "running" so I killed the process. No change in my results and since then, ZEngine still shows up in my control panel list of programs I could uninstall (but can't really), but not in task manager's applications or processes. So, I can't delete the old (even from the CDROM, same error), can't reinstall the old from the CDROM (same error as the patch: existing file already on machine) and can't install the patch. I even hacked my registry (clumsily), deleting all references to ZEngine -- and many remained, of course, after blindly carrying out the faq's stupid manual delete directions; but nothing is different. Can't uninstall, and can't install.

Besides throwing the damn thing out the window, what do I do?

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  • hagakure Jun 04, 2009

    Oops, sorry it's not the MERC, it's the SteelSeries ZBoard for WOTLK, but the problem is likely the same across all models.

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