I came across a challenge that prevented my Windows 10 computer from booting. The issue arose when I uninstalled Paragon HFS+ special edition and installed Paragon HFS+ trial, after reboot my computer would not start and gave the following blue screen error:
By referencing a number of sources I was able to reach a solution that allowed my computer to boot. In my solution I used a IDE to USB device to mount the existing drive as a USB device and take advantage of Bitlocker.
You will need to delete some files and modify some registry keys. Proceed at your own risk. Make a backup of the registry hive and the files:
- %windir%/system32/hfs*.sys (search for hfs*.sys)
From the registry’s SYSTEM hive delete keys and folders pertaining to the keys listed below1.
I did this by searching through the hive for each key. A number of keys had text pertaining to other stuff, so be careful to edit the keys and delete things only pertaining to what is listed above.
Also, here’s a guide for opening a registry hive from a slave drive.
It may also be possible that just deleting the files or registry entries alone may be a fix, itself. If you get a chance try deleting just the .sys files and leave a comment whether that was successful.