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Removing or Reloading Device Driver?

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The Question is:

Is there anyway to reload a device driver that has already been loaded without
 rebooting the system? Specifically, I am trying to upgrade to AMDS 7.3-A from
 AMDS 7.2. I even completed removed the old version of AMDS, including the
r RMA0: that it uses, and installed AMDS 7.3-A from scratch. Upon startup, I
 get an error stating that %AMDS-F-OLDRM, an incompatible version of Data
 Provider is loaded and running.
I'm guessing because the old RMA0 device is sitting out there, with the old
 SYS$RMDRIVER loaded into memory. So, is there anyway to force a reload of the
 SYS$RMDRIVER without doing a reboot?
Thanks in advance,

The Answer is :

  No, there is presently no way to shut down and remove or replace
  a device driver short of a system reboot.

answer written or last revised on ( 23-AUG-2001 )

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