Good idea SFiorito, I've got a few questions though:
Firstly, where are the SDI files located? I looked through the "XPeSP2FeaturePack2007" iso that I found all the EWF files in, but without any luck.
Secondly, isn't it supposed to be possible to only protect a single partition? I don't have any need for EWF at all besides to maintain my HORM file. I created a partition (C that has all my static data on it (drivers, frontend, etc) and another partition (D on the same hard drive that should later have settings and music. However, even if EWF is disabled on D, once I resume, all the data is erased and it goes right back to how it was when I hibernated. That's why I'm looking into this, but before I go installing the SDI stuff (assuming I can find it :P) is there any way that I could just unprotect the D drive?
Thanks a lot ahead of time : )
EDIT: Found the SDI files -- for anyone wondering; you have to download the SDI tools installer. When it asks what to download, only get the Tools part (which is like 7 megs). Then extract the files in disk1 and the SDI.* files should be there. To get sdiaut.dll, you need to acutally run the installer, wait for it to create all the files, then copy it out of the /bin directory. I did this while the installer was running and then clicked Cancel so that it automatically erased all the rest of the files. I grabbed sdiloader.exe from the /bin directory too since it's needed to create/manage the SDI disks. It offers to install the drivers for you upon starting, so that may save a few steps. Still want to know if you can just leave a partition unprotected.