Thanks for the suggestions, jwick. I'm just upgrading the computer to Windows 7 64 bit, so there is no anti virus loaded yet - just Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. I disabled both of them, but can't get past the kbdtrans.dll won't load message. Unfortunately, the Space Pilot won't function in SolidWorks without first performing the workaround I indicated earlier.
I went to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysi ... 63902.aspx
and downloaded a program which displays all the drivers, programs, services, etc. that start with Windows 7 (~1,200 of them!!). Fortunately, the program lets you hide any Windows / Microsoft entries, cutting the number of possibilities for a 3rd party startup conflict to a mere 200 suspects or so.
Would it be possible to get screenshot or list from that program showing the startups which don't
conflict with 3DConnexion from a Windows 7 64 bit machine you've got working there? It would greatly simplify going through the list of startups I've got to cull through.