With Windows versions beyond "Creators Update" (aka Windows 1709), Microsoft has introduced a default mode that prevents legacy file system filter drivers from loading. This causes the Drive Bender drivers to be blocked from loading at boot. If you are running any version of Drive Bender prior to, and including v2.8, you need to manually enable the loading of the Drive Bender driver.
- Open regedit, and head to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\I/O System", create a new DWORD value called "IoBlockLegacyFsFilters" and set it to 0.
- Uninstall the Drive Bender driver (see driver re-installation)
- Re-install the Drive Bender driver (see driver re-installation)
The Drive Bender drivers should now be fully installed and operational.