Sunday, November 1, 2009

Blue Screen Of Death, thank you SPDT, You Little Daemon Tools whore!

My PC would not boot anymore, or only in debug mode. I spent a few hours to find that the problem was caused by the SPDT (SCSI Pass Through Driver) driver, installed by the latest Daemon Tools software. So, beware, nasty things could happen with the latest version v4.35.5 with SPDT 1.62 (and I'm not talking about the fact that Daemon Tools Lite installer tries to add his own toolbar on your browser and set their page as the default page).

Oh, BTW, to repair, run c:\windows\regedit and set the value of the entry "start" in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sptd to 4 (four, which means "disable me", go figure), and reboot.

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