Strange. I used the SPTD uninstaller but it couldn't detect Daemon Tools. I couldn't find DT anywhere using the search function in safe mode, but when I boot up normally (crashes after about 30 seconds), DT Lite shows up in the bottom right, even though I can't find it installed anywhere.
*Edit. Used msconfig.exe to boot without running any programs at startup, seems to work so far. I relaunched the SPTD uninstaller again and removed all of those files. Hopefully that's what was causing it. Thanks for all the help! Repped.