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Windows 7: Can't Uninstall Magic Disc, Causing Crashes

31 Jan 2009   #1
wrathloki

Windows 7
 
 
Can't Uninstall Magic Disc, Causing Crashes

So I installed magic disc not seeing on the internet that people are having problems with it, and now it doesn't work and it's causing crashes. I can't even uninstall it from safe mode, how would I get rid of a program like this?


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31 Jan 2009   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

If you can still boot in , try this (works fine on 64 bit - tho. it only uninstalls 32 bit apps. )

Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs, Solve uninstall problems

Hope it helps

SIW2
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31 Jan 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Wrathloki,

This is a bad one to remove you could have a look here ...

MagicDisc... not good! How to uninstall it when it fails. | Practically Quixotic...
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31 Jan 2009   #4
wrathloki

Windows 7
 
 

I finally managed to get rid of it with a system restore.
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03 Feb 2009   #5
beatsme

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wrathloki View Post
I finally managed to get rid of it with a system restore.
Lucky you
I didn't have a System Restore point available, but I figured out how to uninstall it:

1. Boot into Safe Mode
2. Browse to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
3. Delete mcdbus.sys (this is the MagicISO SCSI Host Controller which is what's causing all these problems!!)
4. Reboot, and now you can uninstall it

Voila!
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03 Feb 2009   #6
wrathloki

Windows 7
 
 

Ah, nice. How is it that a normal program like this can end up being so insidious?
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03 Feb 2009   #7
beatsme

Windows 7
 
 

In my estimation, it has to do with how insidious a driver like this can be, by its very nature. Since it's working at such a low level, and it interacts with so many windows services (and Explorer, for one, basically tries to probe it at every chance it gets), this ends up causing red flags to be thrown all over the place and thus the indubitable crashes.

:P

that's my.. uh.. rather untechnical understanding of it.
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03 Feb 2009   #8
wrathloki

Windows 7
 
 

One question though, how didn't you have a system restore point? I had one that was made during the beginning of the magicdisc installation.
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04 Feb 2009   #9
beatsme

Windows 7
 
 

It's kind of a habit, but when I install windows I go and disable system restore altogether.
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04 Feb 2009   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hello beatsme

Never a good idea to disable system restore before you have all your apps installed and stable even then its better to customise the resource use than disable it altogether - It's saved so many people (including me )
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