|It's normal to see that line when you boot into Safe mode if certain software has been installed. |
If there's nothing wrong, Safe mode will load fine.
Process name: SCSI Pass Through Direct Host or sptd
Product: sptd or SCSI Pass Through Direct
Company: Duplex Secure Ltd
Daemon Tools Driver
A driver for DAEMON Tools Virtual Drive Manager. Configured to be the very first driver to load when system starts; may cause instability.
Driver used by the CD Rom emulation program, Daemon Tools Version 4. There have been some reports of problems with this driver.
Came with Daemon Tools. Not dangerous, but can't boot when SATA and ATA drives are installed. See also: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/
comes with daemon tools and alcohol. The company is duplex secure (www.duplexsecure.com).. It is supposedly an interface system that prevents rootkits from working etc (however it is a bit strange in itself, as it blocks registry keys, file access and other things), so it is hardly 'harmless' See also: http://www.duplexsecure.com/
It comes with a number of Drive Emulation and Disc Mastering software, including Daemon Tools and Alcohol (120% and 52%). Duplex Secure claims sptd.sys is a security benefit. But the software itself acts like a rootkit. And, while it has nothing to do with networks, it somehow disrupts network connections. When the original software (Alcohol, for example) is removed this driver stays in place. It is particularly hard to remove (a number of abnormally protected registry keys + the driver file).
If this happens:
"....during booting into safe mode, it asks me if I want to load sptd.sys. I have the option to press 'ESC" or enter. If I press 'enter' , it would hang and restart after a while. It restarts upon pressing 'esc' key."
- then there's something wrong.