The clue to your problem is in your original message. Sloppy mods can do very strange things and leave behind files and settings that wreak havoc. If you have truly deleted absolutely everything and started afresh, then you have some other issue with your system because AMS has not been changed recently in any way that would result in you going from a working product to a not working one. Start over--and make sure you follow every single step people have outlined above. Delete all traces of AMS in Documents and Programs folders. Do NOT use DynaHUD. Do NOT install ANY mods of any description. Run the configure widget and look carefully at what you are selecting. Depending on your wheel hardware, leave it unplugged and just use keyboard as a test to see if things will load. If you have a proper stock installation and it worked before, it will work again unless you have mucked around with some other settings on your PC in the interim. Once working, you can add in controller and do all the tweaking to your configuration. Only then even think about adding mods and when you do, add them one at a time, so you know which mod screws your system right away and you can get rid of it. After every mod install, you have to test the mod and the plain vanilla game (i.e., stock content) to ensure everything is still working.