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PBADRV failed to load

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Ever since I uninstalled some Dell drivers which I didn't need (everything else seemed to work perfectly) I've been getting the following error in my Error Log:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I have seen one post on this already: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19303488.aspx

Does anyone know how this might be fixed?


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  • It's been a week - any ideas?

  • I'm still looking for an answer on this.

    This is a Dell driver, so support from Dell on this would be great.

  • andrew4,

    This is what I found for the pbadrv.

    PBA Support Driver - Application Driver - Dell Inc

    Filetype : driver A device driver is a program that let windows to control your hardware(printer,sound card,monitor,cdrom,modem,mouse,etc.). Each hardware component in your computer requires a driver, otherwise it cannot be used by windows 98/2000/xp/vista.Update drivers of your PC will improve system performance and stability

    Product name:  Application Driver

    Description:  PBA Support Driver

    Manufacturer:  Dell Inc

    How to fix Pbadrv.sys driver .sys information error like "Pbadrv.sys driver .sys information file is missing or corrupt": Pbadrv.sys driver .sys information file is windows driver file.DriverUpdates will keep your system up to date by automatically find drivers that your system can't, automatically getting the latest drivers from your hardware's manufacturer. It's professional driver management tool that can back-up, restore, update, remove and find new drivers for your PC.

  • I fixed this error on an Optiplex by opening up the Device manager and clicking on the view menu > Show Hidden Devices.  Then i expanded the Non-plug and Play Drivers and right clicked the pbadrv and went to properties.  There you can disable the driver.  System loads up much faster now and no more errors for me!