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Belkin Knowledge Base Article ID: 1820


FAQ: How do I uninstall the USB Serial Adapter drivers?


 The information in this article applies to the following products:
   
  • USB Serial Adapter (F5U103)
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     Summary
        How do I uninstall the USB Serial Adapter drivers?

     More Info
        To uninstall the USB Serial Adapter for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows ME do the following:

    Unplug all USB Serial Adapter devices from the USB ports.
    Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
    Double-click on the Add/Remove Programs.
    On the Install/Uninstall page, click on "USB Serial Adapter" and/or USB-232 software from the list and click "Add/Remove".
    You can choose to uninstall the USB Serial Adapter driver and installation files, the mouse driver and installation files, or both. Choose whatever you would like to remove and click OK.
    A list of activities will appear in the Results: box. Click "Done" to exit the uninstaller.
    Next go to Start > Run.
    Type in "c:\windows\inf\other" and then click "OK".
    Delete any items that say "eTEK" and/or "Belkin"
    To make sure that all the files are deleted you can do a search for them. The names of the files are: bel16550.vxd, bel232.ini, belmouse.inf, belmouse.vxd, belport.inf, belserpg.dll, belsnum.vxd, belu2ser.inf, belu2ser.sys, beluninst.exe, belvcd.vxd, and belvserd.vxd.

    To uninstall the USB Serial Adapter for Windows 2000 do the following:

    Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
    Double click "Add / Remove Hardware" icon
    Select "Uninstall / Unplug a device"
    Click "Next"
    Select "Uninstall a device"
    Click "Next"
    The "Installed Devices on your Computer" appears with a list installed devices.
    Select "USB Serial Converter " Belkin F5U103 USB Serial Port" or any other Belkin reference that matches the device you need to remove.

    Win2000 adds 2 files to its "c:\WinNT\inf" directory which are not deleted during the un-install. YOU WILL HAVE TO MANUALLY DELETE THESE ILES BEFORE PROPER INSTALLATION CAN RESUME...

    To Remove these files

    Click "start"...
    Click "Search" ...
    Click "Files and Folders..."
    type in the "Search for files or Folders named" field..."OEM*.*".
    Make sure that the search is "looking in" ... "Local Harddrive [C:]".
    Click "Search now..."
    The Search result will find files titled "oem0.inf, oem0.PNF, oem1.inf, oem1.PNF...,etc...

    These 'oem' files are created whenever a device is installed on the Win2000 computer....As each device is installed the "oem#.inf" & oem#.PNF are created ('#'-refers to the next numeric value not used)

    IN ORDER TO REMOVE THE CORRECT "INF" FILE YOU WILL NEED TO OPEN THE "INF" FILE IN NOTEPAD (THE DEFAULT VIEWER), SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FILE AND READ UNDER THE "[STRINGS]" heading...which reads something like this...

    Example:

    [Strings]

    MfgName="Belkin Components"

    ProviderName="eTek Labs".

    If you find a Belkin reference similar to the example above then delete the 'inf' and 'pnf' files that have a matching ?'oem#' ?files containing file as well as the newly created ?"...PNF" file... Make sure you have every reference deleted and then Re-boot. This forces Win2000 to re-build a driver database and begin a "fresh" installation.

    Last Updated: 6/3/2003 4:38:12 PM


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