Background: I'm trying to use an HFS+ formatted external drive with WinXP, and am using MacDrive by Mediafour which is made for this purpose. But when trying to access the drive, I sometimes get a BSOD with "multiple_irp_complete_requests", otherwise Explorer simply becomes unresponsive. I contacted Mediafour's support and they told me it's a known issue with klif.sys.
So I want to disable klif.sys to test if it makes a difference. Setting Zonealarm not to load on startup does not do the trick: I still see klif.sys under System Drivers in System Information. I can't move or delete the actual file as it's in use. I don't want to uninstall Zonealarm as I spent a long time configuring it.
Here are related posts that I have read:
Oldsod states I can use either Method A or B. I'd prefer A. But please be more specific than "what ever else is related to Zone Alarm"! I don't see any of the drivers he mentions, after showing hidden devices. Where should I look for them? Which exactly should I disable?
Despite what Frustratedmore says, TrueVector Internet Monitor Service does go to "Manual" in Services if unchecked from starting at startup, i.e. is not loaded. But klif.sys (and who knows what else) still is.
At the moment, the only thing I can think of doing is saving a System Restore point, uninstalling ZoneAlarm, and rolling back to the restore point if it doesn't work. But I'd prefer something less drastic.
I'm also confused as to why klif.sys is loaded in the first place. I use the free version of ZoneAlarm, and therefore do not have (or want) an anti-virus component in ZoneAlarm.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)