BSOD on Bootup

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brendandonhu

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For awhile now I have been getting a BSOD almost everytime I bootup but I have just been restarting the comp and it would then work. I just had to restart 3 times to get it working, so now I would rather fix the problem for good.
The hard drive is only a couple months old, and I have scan disked twice.
The BSOD always has the same message, the typical BSOD wording, and it ends in
Error: OE :018F: BFF7B018

Windows ME.
 

~Candy~

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How many ram chips do you have? If more than one, pull them and test each one separately.

Also, could you write down the complete error message?
 

brendandonhu

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I rebooted and didnt get the error.
Is 018F: BFF7B018 memory related? I can run a memory tester just in case.
 

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Next time you get it, write down the complete message......

A lot of google hits come up suggesting a recent Windows update?

Any new hardware or driver updates lately?
 

brendandonhu

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DocMem wouldnt run on Windows ME, during disk creation it says Windows No Longer Supports Format /S, to create a boot disk, go to the control panel.....

Heres the error

WINDOWS
AN ERROR HAS OCCURED. TO CONTINUE:
PRESS ENTER TO RETURN TO WINDOWS OR PRESS
CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.
IF YOU DO THIS, YOU WILL LOSE ANY UNSAVED INFO IN ALL OPEN APPLICATIONS.
Error: OE :018F: BFF7B018

PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE
 

brendandonhu

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Oops didnt see yor last post.
No critical updates available. No new hardware/drivers except this hard drive.
 
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The intermittant nature of the error suggests a timing conflict between startups.

It could also be caused by too much dead wood in the registry. Try going to Start>Run and entering:

scanreg /fix

then follow that with:

scanreg /opt

And if you haven't defragged recently, it might be worthwhile as well.
 

brendandonhu

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I did the 2 registry things, not sure if it is fixed.
Aca, I can't seem to find which thread at that page has the info.

Thanks both of you :)

I will reboot a few times and see if it works.
 

brendandonhu

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I have no conflicts in device manager, and haven't installed Nero. I have onboard video so some of the stuff in there doesnt apply.
I noticed that person also had a gateway, but Gateway doesnt seem to have released a fix.
 
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