November 7th, 2003, 05:55 AM
Microsoft Windows ME (The bug)
Hello fellow members of antionline.com. I have a serious promblem with one of my operating systems Windows ME. I have a Gateway Pentium 3 dual booted with Windows ME and Windows XP home edition. My Harddrive is 30GB I setup two partitions 15GB each. One for Windows ME(for my girlfriend) and the other 15gb for Windows XP(me). Now when I turn on my computer it goes through the BIOS settings, then it displays a screen given me a choice of either windows XP home edition or Microsoft Windows ME. I hit Microsoft windows ME then it displays the Windows ME screen. First thing that pops up is Ssdpsrv has caused an error in <unknown>. After I click close I got prompted for "Enter Network Password" I just hit ESC to by-pass it. Next it loads up my desktop. Then two seconds later it loads another error message Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>. I click ok it goes away, then I get this Rundll32 same message has caused an error in <unknown> I click ok it goes away, then it goes back to Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>. This time I click OK and my desktop refreshes and my taskbar has an address bar in it. Now I dont have any recovery cds or upgrades or full cds nor any floppys or backups. Both operating systems are fully up-to-date with patches and services packs, aswell as updated drivers,(thats uses them) windows XP, etc... both operating sytems have up-to-date AV software. I also have disabled cetain services to protect my system, such as UPNP (example), services I dont use. Disabled .WSH .VBS certain java settings modified all security in (IE 6.0) settings, both Operating Systems are running anonymous proxy servers, (multiproxy) also have software firewalls, on windows ME Zonealarm v. 4.0 and on Windows XP nortons 2003 firewall. Also both operating sytsems are using PGP V.8 for encryption. Have the latest spyware scanner. Plus I'm hooked up to a D-LINK Ethernet Broadband router with a built in firewall with its own set of rules. Also use COMMVIEW as my packet sniffer. And for all the people who say get Linux. I already have Linux RedHat 9.0 Dual booted with microsoft Windows 98se on a Huge full size Supero tower. Do you computer experts have any idea how I could fix this windows ME promblem for my girlfriend? All help is appreciated.
November 7th, 2003, 02:37 PM
This is the search I ran, and depending on what module the error is in, it looks like it could be anything from memory leak to trojan activity. The error seems to be ME specific though.
The next question would be, can you boot up in XP without problems?
If I were you, (not that I am), I would find an online trojan scanner. With all your fine firewalls, I don't see that you mentioned an antivirus package. I'm sure a bunch of others will jump in and give you a bunch of helpful links to accomplish this. At least eliminate this option....
EDIT: One of the links I was reading through mentioned a problem with Ssdpsrv and plug and play....maybe your system didn't like the fact that it was disabled?
At any rate, it could be a number of things... hopefully the real experts here will step in and ask you the proper questions about your problem, and we can get you up and going
November 7th, 2003, 02:58 PM
I really think that you Might have a Trojan on your hands, but hey i could be wrong. I'm not sitting in front of the computer so i really carn't say for sure..
Anyhow check to make sure your Anti Virus is working properly. Nortan is known to fruit up everyonce and a while..
Anyone else with any ideas on this situation....?
November 7th, 2003, 05:47 PM
Thank you for the poitive replys. I have up-to-date virus protection but it didnt find anything. I'm gonna try the online trojan scanner.
November 7th, 2003, 05:58 PM
One thing you might try to, is got to the run prompt in ME.
Start--run and type in "sfc" withought the quotes.
This will scan all you system and look for corrupt ones. If a corrupt file is found, it will replace it.