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BSOD w/ error messages 0x0000008E & SDActMon2k.sys


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#1 RJSonny

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 06:10 PM

Hello,

Recently I began getting the infamous BSOD with the following error messages:

STOP 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, OxF7899082, OxB96F9B94, 0x00000000) followed by SDActMon2k.sys - Address F7899082 base at F7898000, datestamp 491800bb.

It also mentions checking Disk Space as well as BIOS Updates - Disable Bios Memory options - caching or shawdowing.

My computer has enough disk space and memory so that's not it. I haven't knowingly downloaded anything recently. I regularily clean out history, temp internet files, etc. I've gone into Safe Mode to try to run Reg Cure, Spyware Scanners, etc...but only some operate in Safe Mode, and anytime I try to do anything in regular mode it only allows me approx 15 seconds before it goes to the BSOD once I start up. I guess I'm not familiar with how to check the BIOS options.

Some additional info that may or may not be related - I am also getting an error message from my Kaspersky anti-virus stating File black.lst is missing or corrupted. Of course I haven't been able to try fixing that with the updater or uninstalling Kaspersky because I can only operate in Safe Mode right now. In addition, I read somewhere that the SDA message may be related to Spyware Detector...which I also have on my computer...could Spyware Detector be the problem ?

Obviously I'm trying at all costs to avoid having to wipe out my computer and set everything back up from scratch, so any suggestions are much appreciated.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:07 PM

Do you have software from Max Secure Software, or something called SpywareDetector on your system?

If so, I'd suspect an infection, but would suggest one of these free, independent, online scans to confirm it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:09 PM

Yes I do have Spyware Detector Anti-Spyware on my computer...I purchased and installed it about 4 months ago. Is there a way to delay the BSOD for longer than the 15 secs when I start up ? Problem is I don't even have enough time to try uninstalling any programs. thanks.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:10 AM

Does it crash in Safe Mode? If not, you can use this free program to disable the startup entries associated with Spyware Detector Anti-Spyware: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx

If this is truly the cause, then you'll be able to boot into Windows normally.
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