SP2: STOP 0x0000008e on Windows XP startup after uninstalling SP2

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by hallstein, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. hallstein

    hallstein Guest

    I installed Windows XP SP2 on my home computer (AMD 1.3Ghz).

    After days of use, I suddenly encountered problems with SP2.
    Internet Explorer behaved VERY slow. Sometimes I also had problems that
    the mouse and keyboard suddenly stopped listening. I could press
    num-lock, but not any character nor mouse movement would appear on
    screen. I have a USB mouse and a PS/2 keyboard.

    When this happened, the only way out was to reboot and load Last Known
    configuration. If I did not do this, the error kept coming back. It
    started right after the login-screen came up, after 20seconds or
    something (maybe some kind of service was starting or similar).

    Anyways, I got tired of SP2 on this computer, so I uninstalled SP2.

    Now the computer really got into a bad mood.
    I got the following Blue Screen on Windows XP Pro loading..

    STOP 0x0000008e
    ** NDIS.SYS

    It was no other information (no IRQ_less than equal or similar).

    Anybody know what this is?
    hallstein, Sep 27, 2004
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  2. Can you boot to Safe Mode and use System Restore to roll the system
    back to when it had SP2 installed ? Seems that your issue had
    nothing to do with SP2 but rather with IE. If it were a hardware
    issue then using Last Known would NOT have resolved the behavior you
    IF you can get the system booted then it would behoove you to scan
    it for the existence of mal|spy|adware as these would be the most
    likely culprits for what you've described. Most likely they were
    already surreptiously installed on the system prior to SP2's

    Patch Management Software-Spyware Test

    PestScan – free online spyware scanner from PestPatrol

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    Trend Micro - Free online virus Scan

    MowGreen [MVP]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Sep 28, 2004
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  3. hallstein

    hallstein Guest

    I am very sure I do not have any adware/malware. I run pestpatrol etc,
    and I use anti virus.
    Please refrain from such conclusions.
    hallstein, Sep 29, 2004
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