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BSOD on Bootup

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by brendandonhu, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. 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.
     
  2. ~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?
     
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    1 Stick of RAM, I will reboot and see if I can get the whole error message.
     
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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?
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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.
     
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    No, I meant, suggesting that a recent windows update was/could be the problem.....that is when some people realized the problem had started.....

    Here's one site I've been looking at:

    http://www.nocrash.com/ncbbs/ncbbs.shtml
     
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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.
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    Do a search on the page for BFF7...........
     
  12. 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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    Have you tried updating your video card drivers?
     
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