ALCOHOL MINIPORT DRIVER

Please note that if you decide to un-install this HP software to install Alcohol you will loose this feature. This will prevent SPTD from loading. The HP software installs a device driver hpdskflt. The purpose of “HP 3D Drive Guard” or “HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection” software is to make use of the internal laptop accelerometers to detect abrupt movements, in the event that the PC is shaken or dropped while turned on, not in Sleep or Hibernation mode, this software will try to immediately park the hard disk heads to attempt to prevent damage to the hard disk. The problem is located on the HP device driver and only they can fix it. Below you will find detailed instructions on how to un-install the HP software and it’s device driver which causes the problem, allowing you to install Alcohol software. Yes, you may un-install the HP software and it’s device driver causing the problem and then install Alcohol.

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Yes, you may un-install the HP software and it’s device driver causing the problem and then install Alcohol. So if you want to install Alcohol and you have this problem you have only two options, either uninstall the HP software and it’s device driver causing the problem, using the instructions below, or you may wait to upgrade to Windows 10, that should be a free upgrade from Microsoft to older Windows users.

Restart your system once again. This will prevent SPTD from loading.

Select ” Safe Mode” and then press Enter. Please note that if you decide to un-install this HP software to install Alcohol you will loose this feature. The purpose of “HP 3D Drive Guard” or “HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection” software is to make use of the internal laptop accelerometers to detect abrupt movements, in the event that the PC is shaken or dropped while turned on, not in Sleep or Hibernation mode, this software will try to immediately park the hard disk heads to attempt to prevent damage to the hard disk.

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If you would like to manually remove the “hpdskflt. The problem is located on the HP device driver and only they can fix it.

Alcohol Soft Product Support

Below you will find detailed instructions on how to un-install the HP software and it’s device driver which causes the problem, allowing you to install Alcohol software. Turn on the computer and immediately press the F8 key repeatedly until the startup menu displays.

You will also find instructions on how to fix your system if you installed Alcohol and you can’t get it to boot. Unfortunately even after un-installing the HP xlcohol, it’s device driver hpdskflt. Just click “Install” to disable the “hpdskflt.

Follow these steps to un-install the HP software:. You may easily remove the “hpdskflt.

The HP software installs a device driver hpdskflt. How to manually remove “hpdskflt.

Mini Port Selection

You should now be able to boot your system normally again, however Alcohol emulation features will not be available as you removed SPTD driver. Please note that a backup of the driver will be kept on your system, if you later want to restore it however you will need to un-install Alcohol and SPTD first you just need to run this tool again and it will offer you the option to restore the device driver.

If you already installed Alcohol on an HP laptop with the described HP software, and you can’t boot Windows, then you can either try the Windows recovery options to restore your system to a point before installing Alcohol or follow these steps:.

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Follow these steps to un-install the HP software: You should now be able to install Alcohol using the normal procedures. Also note that the problem will not affect Windows 10 users, because on Windows 10 we use a completely new driver SPTD2 that implements our emulation features on a different way. No, unfortunately there is no way we can fix or workaround it at our side. Please note that you should never attempt to just remove the driver file step 4 without editing the LowerFilters and UpperFilters values first to remove reference to it step 3or your system will fail to boot, due to missing file for a specified filter driver.

Right click on the program and select un-install. If you already installed Alcohol on an HP laptop with the described HP software, and you can’t boot Windows, then you can either try the Windows recovery options to restore your system to a point before installing Alcohol or follow these steps: Browse for this registry key: Will miniplrt problem be fixed on a future version of Alcohol?

Is it possible to uninstall the HP software causing the problem to be able to install Alcohol? Our development team did contact HP providing information about the problem.