pxhelp20.sys Is Corrupt Or Missing After Installing The Sony Picture Utility

After installing the Sony Picture utility Software that comes with Sony Handycams you receive “pxhelp20.sys is Corrupt or Missing” which prevents your PC from Booting.

To Recover from this state you need to delete c:\Windows\SysWOW64\Drivers\pxhelp20.sys from the boot drive. To do this you need to boot to a command prompt and delete or rename the file and reboot.

If you no longer have drive letters for you optical drives after rebooting do the following:

Run Regedit by typing regedit in the Search for Programs and Files Search Bar
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Delete strings “LowFilters” and “UpperFilters” (if existing)
Reboot and your CD/DVD drive will show up again

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