Originally Posted by Digger
Disable SPTD in registry, i.e. execute regedit, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\sptd and change the value Start to 4, and reboot.
After reboot enable all permissions of sptd\cfg key, then delete entire sptd key, and reboot.
You can also delete sptd.sys in Windows drivers directory then (e.g. Windows\System32\Drivers).
I am only able to start in Safe Mode. Logged in as Administrator.
I have Disabled SPTD in registry by executing regedit, going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\sptd and changing the value Start to 4, and rebooted into Safe Mode.
After reboot, I have enabled all permissions to Full Control for all users and groups. However, permissions of sptd\cfg key for Creator Owner cannot be changed from Special Permissions, Allow only.
Cannot delete entire sptd key. Received the following error message:
"Cannot delete sptd: Error while deleting key."
Why reboot yet again at this point. I have actually tried several times with the same result as above. I am of the opinion that doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results is the very definition of insanity. I'm not insane. Let's do something different.
You may find this hard to believe but, I had found the instructions you posted and followed them before making my plea. I suspect that the issue may be related to the Permissions flaming hoop. Maybe you could be just a little more explicit with regard to this part and explain why I am getting this obnoxious error.