Don't you hate it when the OS makes it so you can't get something simple accomplished?
Don't you love it when you find the answer?
Go to safemode and search for devldr in the WINNT folder (or whatever it is on your system (Windows probably)). Delete the 3 instances of devldr that are NOT in cab files. There is one in the cab that does not, and probably should not, need to be removed. It was 3 for me, may be more or less depending on your system configuration. There will also be a preload, you can delete that too (devldr32.exe#####.pf # = some number). I also deleted devcon.dll, according to Creative this is one of the files that devldr32.exe loads, I wanted it gone. May or may not matter.
here is what they say:
In SBLive legacy driver, Devldr32.exe (NT platform) and Devldr16.exe(win9x platform) is used to load/unload devcon32.dll to support EAX/Soundfont. It will set the default midi device as well.
(this link may or may not get you to the Creative info:
doesn't look good though. ) if not go to their support>knowledge base> search > look for devldr, the article should show up.
Reboot. No more devldr.exe in taskmanager.
I don't know if it made a difference, probably not, but I changed the registry a little bit. If the solution doesn't work, try it with this registry setting (from MS help in XP, search help for registry setting for Windows File Protection)
and adjust the following values for the desired effect:
0 = enabled (default)
1 = disabled, prompt at boot to re-enable
2 = disabled at next boot only, no prompt to re-enable
4 = enabled, with popups disabled
NOTE: For options 1 and 2: Both of these options require a kernel debugger to be hooked up for those options to become useable. If a kernel debugger is not hooked up, Windows File Protection is not disabled.
0 = do not scan protected files at boot (default)
1 = scan protected files at every boot
2 = scan protected files once
n = size (in megabytes) of dllcache quota (default is 0xffffffff or approximately 300 MB)
FFFFFFFF = cache all protected system files on the local hard disk
Path = local or network location of dllcache folder (default is %SystemRoot%\System32)
NOTE: Network shares for the dllcache directory are no longer supported.
0 = System File Checker progress meter is not displayed (default)
1 = System File Checker progress meter is displayed
Thanks for the help I got from you guys with your posts.
and you are welcome.