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DVD43.SYS causing blue screen and shutdown


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It doesn't happen often but sometimes when I insert a CD into my CD/DVD Rom the computer would shutdown with a warning bluescreen. The error code is 0x000000B8.

After the computer reboots, at start up there'd be an error submitting process and after that an IE window comes up from Microsoft and tells me it was "DVD For Free (DVD43.SYS)" that caused the problem.

See I don't even have "DVD For Free". However, I do have DVD CSS+Region Free installed on my computer.

How do I avoid the problem from happening again? As I said it doesn't happen often but just now I put the same CD into the CD Rom and it happened twice in a row. Would be quite gutted if I were doing something important at the same time.

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Uninstall DVD CSS+Region Free and see if that helps.
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That will take a long time to tell ... Besides I really do need DVD CSS+Region Free regularly.

As I said I've always had DVD CSS+Region Free on the computer but so far the blue screen incident has happen three times and point to DVD43.

Any diagnosis/solution without having to uninstall DVD CSS+Region Free?

Appreciate it Zeus GB :whistling:
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Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then also from system tools, run disc defragmenter

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm then reboot.

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Does using SuperCleaner then CleanUp! - then Diskeeper Professional do the same thing? Cos I do those more than once everyday.
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Except prefetch

Have you had the trial of tune up, or formatted since using it?
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Excuse me I didn't get what you were saying. Did I mention TuneUp? I do have TuneUp Utilities 2006 in my computer it's not a trial. I have done any formatting so far.

Thanx very much :whistling:

PS - In SuperCleaner's cleaning tasks one of em is "Windows Prefetch Cache", is that the same thing with "prefetch"?
And oh, I don't have the default Windows Defragmenter anymore since I installed Diskeeper Pro.
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Same thing, though no point over doing it
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It happened again today, so I deleted DVD43.SYS from system32. It stopped. But what happens next time when I go to use DVD Region+CSS Free? Probably wouldn't work, would it?
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It happened again today, so I deleted DVD43.SYS from system32. It stopped. But what happens next time when I go to use DVD Region+CSS Free? Probably wouldn't work, would it?
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Probably not
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That aside, I just don't understand it. I mean DVD Region+CSS Free had all those options by default that it'd start at system start up or when a media player program starts up but I didn't allow any of it.

So, if DVD Region+CSS Free wasn't running at my system startup then why when I inserted a CD into my CD Rom the very core component of it - DVD43 would cause a system shutdown?

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Tune Up start up manager will show you what is running
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You think it would ay. But it's actually not the best one out there (cos I know there're more things coming up at start up but it's not showing em all) but it's the only thing I've got atm.

Been thru it many times, unticked/deleted all the entries that I thought were unnecessary. DVD43 is not even listed.

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Install it and check with tune up and msconfig, look through that now then see what is added when you install it, remove those ticks, click apply
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