was running a backup of a game yesterday and when launched it i got an error. something like software emulation detected and something about daemon tools. don't remember word for word what it was. anyway i right clicked daemon tools in the system tray and selected exit to close it leaving the image mounted. then re launched the game, and it worked like a charm. i guess my question is i noticed that the windows gadget was still running after closing daemon tools, and that i could still use it to load iso images and do pretty much every thing else i can do in daemon tools, so i was just wondering how the program continues to work when it is not running. or i assume it isn't running since the game no longer detected daemon tools anymore after i exited it.