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Zapp
04.09.2007, 18:59
I cant uninstall D-tools any more, after i reinstalled Vista using upgrade function that is. Also, now and then I get a bsod with an error in the file 'sptd.sys'. And that has something to do with d-tools, so i really have to get it uninstalled but I get the error: 'Setup is unable to validate installation'. I read somewhere that you gotta remove some vista update (kb914... something) but i didnt even have that. So what can i do to properly uninstall d-tools?

Copytrooper
04.09.2007, 19:36
Delete Daemon Tools installation folder, open registry editor (run regedit), browse to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\sptd and set Start value to 4 (=disabled), reboot, after reboot open registry editor again, enable all permissions on sptd\cfg key, delete entire sptd key in services hive, reboot, then re-install Daemon Tools.

inHeaven
05.09.2007, 01:02
Start value to 4 (=disabled), reboot, after reboot open registry editor again, enable all permissions on sptd\cfg key, delete entire sptd key in services hive, reboot, then re-install Daemon Tools.

did all of that but after set all permissions its was not possible to delete the keys
and the install loops rebooting and installing :(

MarianoL
14.01.2009, 13:23
Same thing happened to me today, and I just have deleted D-Tools folder, because I couldn't complete the rest of tasks in the registry. I can't change permissions, and I couldn't erase any key, only change start value.
Only for trying (I had nothing to lose...), after I have erased that folder I tried again the installation and this time it was completed successfully.
All this was with the version 4.30.3
I hope you can fix this too...
Regards

Copytrooper
14.01.2009, 14:39
You can not change any permissions while SPTD is running, you must change Start to 4 (=disabled) and reboot, after reboot you should be able to enable all permissions of sptd/cfg, and then delete the sptd key.

Sar
17.12.2012, 19:30
You can not change any permissions while SPTD is running, you must change Start to 4 (=disabled) and reboot, after reboot you should be able to enable all permissions of sptd/cfg, and then delete the sptd key.

I've done all of that and i still can't uninstall it! i even went back to registry edit to make sure that I've erased the sptd key and i did.

after eliminate sptd key i forgot to reboot and tried to uninstall it. maybe it's because of that :(