XP Home, SP3 - BSOD at boot - 0x8E_OADriver+181d9

By B00kWyrm
Feb 3, 2010
  1. I have a challenge for the BSOD experts here.

    This one has me stumped, and I am not getting much (any?) help at Online Armor Forums, as my firewall is the free version.

    Since last August I have had six BSOD events, with the Minidumps pointing at Online Armor drivers.
    All 4 recent BSOD's have been during boot, with reboot taking place successfully,
    and without being asked if I wanted to boot to safe mode.
    Twice I have had opportunity to report to MS that the System had recovered from a serious error.
    Twice I had the opportunity to report to OA that there had been a BSOD.

    I have had no other BSOD Events.
    All BSOD events are tabulated below per - Date: Error Code (param1, 2, 3, 4) - Driver Implicated
    The four most recent dumps are attached in a zip.

    (going by time stamps) There are no relevant Events listed in Event Viewer.
    (Possibly/probably because the BSOD takes place early in the boot process?)

    Per the suggestion of Catprincess at OA, I did upgrade to version 4, and still had a BSOD.
    Then, (again per the suggestion of Catprincess),
    I went offline, uninstalled OA, rebooted twice, and did a clean install of Version 4.
    Since then I have had two more bsods.

    I have already run Memtest, and it ran 11 full passes with no errors.

    System: Gateway 4525GZ, with upgraded memory and drive.
    Drive #1 - (internal 0 ide) WDC WD1600BEVE-00UYT0 (127 GB)
    Drive #2 - (external USB-ide) Toshiba HDDR 160E01X
    Memory: Total 2014 MB
    (memory and hard-drive upgrades were last summer)

    OS: XP Home SP3
    Other security software currently installed: Avira, Spybot S&D / Teatimer, MBAM

    Avira is fully up to date and scans are clean.

    Another Tech site suggested increasing Pagefile size,
    I had set pagefile to 2m min / 4m max last summer and only had two bsod events before year end, both from OA.
    Since the start of the year, they are separated by 6, 7 and 12 days.

    but... Note Also: These bsod events are During Boot!
    Should pagefile even come into play during boot / before the User Logon Screen?

    Tabulated BSOD Data... Date is MMDDYY
    ================================================== ====
    Date: Error Code, {param 1, param 2, param 3, param 4} Driver Implicated
    ================================================== ====
    080709: 1000000A, { 4, 2, 0, 804e39a7} OADriver.sys
    092409: 1000008E, {c0000005, 8056987b, b1440a78, 0} OADriver.sys
    010710: 1000008E, {c0000005, 80569a0b, b1554a78, 0} OADriver.sys
    011310: 1000008E, {c0000005, 80569913, b15aaa74, 0} OADriver.sys
    012010: 1000008E, {c0000005, 80569913, b1376a74, 0} OADriver.sys
    020110: 1000008E, {c0000005, 80569913, b17f8a74, 0} OADriver.sys

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    Attached Files:

  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi B00kWyrm

    I found/quickly skimmed through some of your other posts i saw in other forums and see you've already tried a number of things to no avail.

    So other things you might try:
    You might give each of these a shot if you want
    > Disabling Spybot teatimer for awhile. See if any difference
    > Uninstall / Reinstall all of your malware products (and check for latest updates)

    /* edit */
    btw... just a small performance tweak i'll pass along as fyi.... I'm guessing you have plenty of disk space. In which case, why not simply allocate the max pagefile size at once up front (i.e. set min=max). This helps prevent pagefile fragmentation if it has to grow. This has allowed me to create 4-5GB pagefiles in a single contiguous block (i.e. no fragments). Do it once up front then no need to worry about it again (unless of course you ever add memory).. Anyway, just an fyi...
  3. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,436   +37

    Hello LookinAround
    Thanks for looking at my puzzler, and I appreciate the suggestions.
    I have decided to uninstall Spybot/Teatimer and we'll see how that goes.
    I appreciate the other suggestions too.
    Thanks again.
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