How do I disable caching or shadowing in Windows XP

1-5-2013

 

How do I disbable caching or shadowing in Windows XP?

 

 

Sammy Johnson

 

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Are you getting a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and part of the white text you see on a blue background includes a message that contains this message:

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.  If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

If yes, caching and shadowing is unlikely to be the real problem, but we'll see how that advice from the Microsoft Engaged Support Engineer works out.

I don't know why the Microsoft engaged Support Engineer "experts" keep suggesting these ideas...  It is not the problem and that advice is not the solution.

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Hi Sammy,

 

Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Community!

 

Based on the description, it appears that you want to disable caching or shadowing in Windows XP.

 

1.      Why do you want to disable caching or shadowing?

2.      Do you get an error message that asks you to disable it?

3.      What is the make and model of the computer?

 

If you want to disable shadowing and caching in BIOS on your computer, I would suggest you to either check the manual that came with the computer or get in touch with computer manufacturer.

 

Note: Modifying BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

 

 

The BIOS can be accessed during boot by clicking a specific key. Typically, the key is indicated by a message on startup, such as ‘Pres ESC to enter setup‘. The key could also be F1, F2, DEL, or F10. If you don’t know which one it is, try them all. Hit the key several times during bootup. When you see the Windows logo you know it didn’t work, try again.

 

Once in the BIOS you should find an option to enable or disable BIOS caching or BIOS shadowing. The option could be called ‘XXX is cachable (Enable/Disable)’.

 

If you have further questions on Windows, please do not hesitate to let us know. It is our pleasure to be of assistance.

K.Z. Sharief Khan
Ex-Microsoft Forum Moderator

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