Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:09 PM
As of a few days ago I have been getting the BSoD with Stop Code 0x0000008E EVERY time i log in to any user in windows.
Im using XP Professional SP3. I CAN boot into safe mode and thats how i have been doing all my research on this problem over the last 4 days or so.
I THINK it all started when I installed WebcamMax. It installed fine, I tried it out, only to realize that it is way too RAM and CPU intensive for what I have going on, (2.6GHZ CPU and 256MB RAM) so I planned to uninstall it. I decided to reboot just to make sure that wouldnt help, and THATS when ihad my first BSoD. Assuming it was just a fluke, I rebooted again into my guest User, and again, BSoD.... I booted into safe mode which worked (and still works) fine, and I uninstalled WebcamMax, which didnt change anything.
The research I have done on 0x0000008E says that it is commonly a RAM problem, a rootkit (which I have ruled out) or some other malware atack.
I have already ran AVG and Combofix to try to weed out infections, Driver Checker to update all my drivers, and EasyCleaner to get rid of all bad Registry Entries and Unnecessary Files.