I followed the Flexradio support SmartSDR removal as per ( https://helpdesk.flexradio.com/hc/en-us/articles/204975589-How-to-do-a-Complete-uninstall-of-SmartSDR-for-Windows-from-your-PC?_ga=2.162207932.1219493351.1567860732-1974198322.1550607761) but it did not solve the problem.
I had to clear the registry as well. That solved the problem.
Could Flex not create a proper uninstall batch file to do all the work for us. I spent about 2 hours doing this.
They create an install program to install it all.
And now that Windows updates are renaming the DAX drivers, check to see if you have any of those drivers left. Scorch 'em. Check your com ports, and look for ghosted ones. Same thing.
Reboot, then reinstall.
Wouldn't you hate to have to rely on a Windows 10 SSDR install if your life depended on it working when you booted?
Does Revo safely remove items in the registry? I wonder if Flex has an opinion on using Revo and if Tim would endorse its usage? Other than Tim's uninstall program which seems incomplete in that it doesn't address the registry it would be interesting to see what their opinion would be.
Create a file called RemoveDAXRegistryEntries.reg with the following contents:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FlexRadio Systems DAX TX]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FlexRadio Systems DAX IQ]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FlexRadio Systems DAX MIC Audio]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FlexRadio Systems DAX Audio]
Then, create a command file called RemoveDAXRegistryEntries.cmd to run regedit using the .reg file you just created with the following contents:
regedit /s RemoveDAXRegistryEntries.reg
Then, run the .cmd file.