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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SaltyC, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. SaltyC

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    First of all, since I'm new to techguy.org, I'd like to say hello to everyone here. :)

    Now the problem:

    I recently installed BEOS Personal edition 5. Problem is, it was supposed to boot inside windows XP which it did not. I created a boot disk (floppy) for it to boot from and install to my HD. When I booted from the floppy it looked like it was going to install but didnt. My computer restarted and I tried to boot back into XP but when I logged in, explorer would not start, nor would any other programs. So, I tried running explorer from taskmanager which I opened. Explorer still would not start. Then I ran msconfig and decided to set it to boot into safemode and remove any components BeOS had installed on my computer. When I rebooted into safemode, it seemed normal until the drivers started loading and I got an error message that said "Press esc to cancel loading SPTD.sys". I pressed esc and safeboot didnt continue.

    Because I have Linux installed on my 2nd hard drive, I was able to boot up into SuSE and research SPTD.sys. It is associated with http://www.daemon-tools.cc/ (thing is, I've never heard of daemon tools in my life until now and to my knowledge downloaded any of there products!) I would follow the removal directions of http://www.greatis.com/security/What%20is%20SPTD%23%23%23%23.sys.htm but I cant delete sptd.sys from inside SuSE and I can't get to regedit. If it comes down to it I will reinstall XP but I'd like to see if anyone can help me. I'd appreciate any help that would help me get into safemode so I can remove those drivers and any trace of BeOS.

    Salty
     
  2. SaltyC

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  3. Empire2500

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    hm,i had my computer reinstall windows once,and the person who did it gave me symantec antivirus coporate and daemon tools thing..its nothing bad..but got no clue what it does
     
  4. SaltyC

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    Well, because I didnt want to wait too long I decided to let windows just sit while booting into safemode. Even though I didnt think anything would happen, well after a while it booted! Then it took ridiculously long to load explorer but after it did, I just renamed sptd.sys and its little partner file sptd####.sys to something else. I also edited the registry to make sure that sptd.sys did not boot at start. We'll see what happens after I restart later. Right now I'm running a spyware check etc.
     
  5. Crucian

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    my computer is constantly rebooting. It wont boot from a cd. When I try 2 boot in safe mode, it stops and says "press esc to stop loading sptd.sys" but it still just keeps rboting no matter what option I choose. HELP!:confused:
     
  6. dragondaemonchic

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    I am having this same error on one of my machines. I looked online a little, and have also found that the file may be associated with Quicken Updates. So even after uninstalling Quicken 2004 from the system it still tries to load on start up. I am able to get into safe mode, and it does ask if I want to stop loading that file, but doesn't effect anything if I let it go or if I stop it in safemode. The System event logs just show it wasn't able to load. Logs don't show what it belongs to. I believe I'll be following SaltyC's actions, and renaming the files and removing from registry. We'll see if that helps.
     
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