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Windows 7: error message about daemon tools

18 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 beta
error message about daemon tools

i have upgraded to windows 7 from vista
i had daemon tools installed when i was using vista but with windows 7 we all know that daemon tools doesn't fit.
now, everytime the windows starts up i see this message..
i tried to remove daemon tools but i couldn't due to another error msg
so what should i do to get rid of it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7000 x64


I had issues with daemon as well. I used virtual clone instead: SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive and so far it works great.

If you want to get rid of daemon but can't try booting into safe mode (F8 during boot) and try uninstlling it that way.

By the way, you can attach photos/screenshots/files using these forums and you don't need an external link. Jus look below where you normally write your thread message. There is an "Additional Options" section where you can add attachments.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 beta

thanks man
i'll try the safe mode trick and check back in.
and i know about attachments
but i was posting the thread in many forums other than seven
some of them don't even have colors for fonts
You seem so helpful
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 beta

well i've just deleted the whole folder from the program files
and it solved the issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2009   #5

Windows XP in 1, and Windows 7 in 2

i had the same problem, but i tried UltraISO, and it installed, the oinly problem now is that the virtual drive wont work. Does anybody wonder if they do this stuff on purpose, so we have to spend money? or is it that they just like to mess with us?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

hello starhunter and welcome to the forum...

what i did was to unninstall the sptd from the device manager...
or go into in safemode and delete the SPTD.sys from c:\windows\system32\drivers
and that should screen should be gone...
DT isnt compatible with Windows 7 so until Duplex Secure (DT tools driver is licenced by DS) updates their driver to support W7 DT wont work....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2010   #7

Windows XP in 1, and Windows 7 in 2

Well, I know that virtual clone drive works. Its not as fancy as DT, but it runs lighter and works great even with multiple virtual drives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7

Hi Darkassain,

I'm having the same problem as described, I did delete the sptd from the device manager but the error message still appears.

I was about to just delete the sptd.sys file from the indicated folder, but I was wondering why you recommend doing so from the safe mode. Is there a specific reason or is it just for those who cannot boot properly the computer at first?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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