I tried disable and other console recovery commands, and it couldnt find the driver entry to disable it.
I tried several boot disks, none allowed me to get at the files to delete it or the registry. I also tried the one you mentioned (futureproof) but it didnt work - until i researched a little more. What did work was to create an Emergency boot diskette and put custom commands in the setup.log file - then i downloaded and installed cloneCD on my win2k laptop and pulled the .sys driver from that installation and put it on the diskette with the setup.log. I put my win2k installation cd in the drive, booted from it, selected repair install, put the diskette in, and it replaced the driver and windows booted next time. for anyone in the future reading this post with the same problem, here are the msft kb articles:
Now everytime I boot up I get "new device found" prompt and it attempts to install the "virtual clone drive" - regardless of disabling and removing the device. if i install it, blue screen of death right when it tries to installl..i've desperately tried to clean the registry, by removing any Key referring to "elby" - there are dozens and dozens and some were allowed to be removed, many weren't. I'm going to dload a registry cleaner and try that. Unless anyone has better suggestions...my question is why the hell the registry entries are left - and apparently the files are too! What kind of uninstall is that??!?!?
Thanks again for ya'lls help!