Help With Alcohol 52% Free version
Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:37 PM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 09:17 PM
Have you installed anything recently, such as a new virus checker per chance?
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:10 PM
And no... I haven't recently installed new antivirus software. I have, however, installed a few free doujin visual novels. (the legal kind)
I've also tried uninstalling everything, installing that STPD thing in Safe Mode, then installing Alcohol in regular mode: nothing doing.
Do you think that I may actually have the Trial Alcohol 52%? Does it do these things after a certain amount of time?
Edited by nonamesorry, 12 November 2007 - 01:12 PM.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:13 PM
Have a look in Disk Management to see if the drive exists in there. You may find that it exists in there but has no drive letter assigned. If this is the case you can try assigning it a drive letter.
You can also try downloading the latest sptd beta (1.51) from www.duplexsecure.com.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:44 PM
And also, what is this SPTD 1.51 you speak of? The website says that the latest version is 1.50, which I have.
Edited by nonamesorry, 12 November 2007 - 01:48 PM.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 02:01 PM
I'm not sure if it will specifically target the problem you are having as I haven't heard of the problem you are having before. DO you have any Virtual Drive options in the context menu?
Posted 12 November 2007 - 02:10 PM
Anyway, no virtual drives show up in the image making wizard, and i think that they're supposed to. Which context menu?
Edited by nonamesorry, 12 November 2007 - 02:12 PM.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 02:31 PM
Please bare with us as I've not heard of the virtual drive being there then disappearing before.
Another thing you could try, but please be aware that altering the registry should only be done by experienced users.
Then open Regedit and navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sptd" and delete it (you may need to change the permissions to do this including permissions forthe SPTD/cfg key).
Then try and re-install SPTD using the standalone Installer, after your Computer has re-booted run the installer again to verify that SPTD is installed.
If SPTD is not detected and you are asked to reboot again please check the SPTD key for a r0 key if this exists then please delete then try and install SPTD again, once SPTD has been successfully installed you will be able to install Alcohol.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 02:42 PM
I will try the new SPTD, however.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 02:49 PM
Have you tried disabling your virus checker in such a fashion that it is disabled even when you reboot, reboot and see if the virtual drive pops in?
Posted 12 November 2007 - 03:06 PM
The Explorer problem appeared around when the Alcohol problem started. Looks like a chain reaction.
Edited by nonamesorry, 12 November 2007 - 03:12 PM.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 03:53 PM
What virus checker are you using? There has been a case where a virus checker reported a false positive in an older version of Alcohol.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 07:56 PM
hmm, maybe it is just alcohol...
Posted 12 November 2007 - 08:27 PM
You could try downloading daemon tools as a test and seeing if that works on your OS. Both utilise the SPTD Layer for their virtual drive, so I assume that would not go as well.
When is your last restore point?
Posted 12 November 2007 - 08:33 PM
Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:04 PM
Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:04 AM
If so, please delete these, reboot and install Alcohol.
Please have a look in the event viewer for a possible cause of the SPTD driver failing to load. Its in the Administation Tools in your control panel.
Posted 13 November 2007 - 08:57 AM
Do you still have these drives when you have Alcohol installed? If yes can you also report what is writen in their "Properties" tab?
Edited by Charalambos, 13 November 2007 - 08:59 AM.
Posted 13 November 2007 - 08:44 PM
and, why is what's in the properties tab relevant? all it says it what volume you want the drive to play music and stuff.
under "general," in the device status box, it says windows can't load the drive (code 39). what's code 39?
Posted 13 November 2007 - 08:52 PM
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