HPDSKFLT causing random lockup/reboots SOLVED

Macintosh / G5 1.8 powerpc
May 13, 2011 at 19:40:23
Specs: WIN 7, Core 2 Duo / 4GB

The issue may also be causing your security updates to continually fail.

Try running TDSSKiller utility from Kaspersky at:

http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?q... .

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I recently had a terrible time with this issue so am posting the rather simple solution for anyone else who may be having the same problem (seen signature at the end of post)

Windows 7 suddenly began to reboot randomly....sometimes after a few minutes...sometimes after about an hour.

Looking in the system event log after rebooting, the following error was recorded:

"Event ID 1001 from source hpdskflt cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer."

Well, looking for info on HPDSKFLT (hpdskflt.sys)....leads to something about HPs disk filter driver and 3d Driveguard....etc.

People are posting about reinstalling that utility......reinstalling hard drive drivers from the manufacture....uninstalling all hp programs then reinstalling....and on and on...

It's just vague, but logical enough to send folks chasing seeming real rabbits all over the place (a drive access issue, huh....hmmmm driver related...right?).

I'd even deep-scanned the disk via slaving it with multiple virus utilities and even ran chkdsk /r .

Just before going through the hassle of a clean wipe and OS reinstall....then reinstalling all the other stuff....I came across one tiny post and tried it.

That was it. Run the TDSSKiller utility from Kaspersky at http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?q... .

It was a rootkit all the time.


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May 13, 2011 at 20:30:51
Very handy advice. I have Win7 installation on another PC with a similar problem and I'll give this a go.


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