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DO NOT USE IOBIT's DRIVER BOOSTER!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

On Friday, I used IObit's Driver Booster to get some old drivers up to date. One of the drivers said it needed a reboot to finish installing, So I decided to game for the rest of the day then shut down and went to bed.

Next morning I got up early to start Far Cry 4, However when my PC was booting it was complaining that it could not boot into Windows. So I took a look around the Window's diagnostic Tools and what do you know, It was one of the driver's Iobit updated that in the end bricked my PC.

The driver was for a Intel Xeon 1200/1500 series Server Processor meanwhile I am running a Core i5-6600k. I spent around 10 hours trying to fix my PC, unfortunately i ended up having to reinstall Windows.

And today I am finishing up installing my apps and then I am going to reinstall my steam/origin games.

 

DO NOT USE IOBIT's DRIVER BOOSTER!

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IObit products are somewhat troublemakers.

For instance, ASC(Advance SystemCare) modifies too much registry, and sometimes that leads to the crash of PC.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, PenPoint said:

IObit products are somewhat troublemakers.

For instance, ASC(Advance SystemCare) modifies too much registry, and sometimes that leads to the crash of PC.

Then it is a good thing that I don't use it them.

 

Where do you get this info? please and thank you.

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4 minutes ago, Dr_Nooberious said:

On Friday, I used IObit's Driver Booster to get some old drivers up to date. One of the drivers said it needed a reboot to finish installing, So I decided to game for the rest of the day then shut down and went to bed.

Next morning I got up early to start Far Cry 4, However when my PC was booting it was complaining that it could not boot into Windows. So I took a look around the Window's diagnostic Tools and what do you know, It was one of the driver's Iobit updated that in the end bricked my PC.

The driver was for a Intel Xeon 1200/1500 series Server Processor meanwhile I am running a Core i5-6600k. I spent around 10 hours trying to fix my PC, unfortunately i ended up having to reinstall Windows.

And today I am finishing up installing my apps and then I am going to reinstall my steam/origin games.

 

DO NOT USE IOBIT's DRIVER BOOSTER!

one day, it installed Toshiba generic mouse pad driver on my laptop

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, _chuck1z said:

one day, it installed Toshiba generic mouse pad driver on my laptop

Luckily for me, I have backups of my games and a separate hard drive.

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1 minute ago, Dr_Nooberious said:

Then it is a good thing that I don't use it them.

 

Where do you get this info? please and thank you.

experience really

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Just now, Dr_Nooberious said:

How did they even...

do u have a screenshot or something on task manager or device manager (when it has xeon driver), wanna make a meme about it lol

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, _chuck1z said:

do u have a screenshot or something on task manager or device manager (when it has xeon driver), wanna make a meme about it lol

Nope, sorry. I couldn't even get into windows.

 

Unless you want me to install The Driver Booster again and check if it will do it again?

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Just now, Dr_Nooberious said:

Nope, sorry. I couldn't even get into windows.

 

Unless you want me to install The Driver Booster again and check if it will do it again?

lol

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I generally stay away from "automatic free driver updater trust me im a dolphin" software


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14 minutes ago, PenPoint said:

IObit products are somewhat troublemakers.

For instance, ASC(Advance SystemCare) modifies too much registry, and sometimes that leads to the crash of PC.

I used to use ASC but after all the crashes I had after installing it, I used ccleaner to fix the registry and uninstalled it. When IObit works its fine, but it rarely works so...


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Space Reptile said:

I generally stay away from "automatic free driver updater trust me im a dolphin" software

 

5 minutes ago, AdamBGames said:

I used to use ASC but after all the crashes I had after installing it, I used ccleaner to fix the registry and uninstalled it. When IObit works its fine, but it rarely works so...

So true, I am done with them hence why I made this topic.

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