A couple months ago I went through the full removal and reinstall of McAfee products that you detail here. I was getting the BSOD about once a week associated with the mfehidk.sys file. After removal and reinstall, I went about 4 weeks without a BSOD. Now, the problem has resurfaced and, again, happens about once a week.
Any other recommended solutions to this McAfee-related BSOD issue?
Are you using a registry Optimizer or Cleaner by any chance? These things are often caused by that and I don't recommend any of them as they inevitably remove essential files.
If you have used any try the restore tab if there is one.
Other than that you could try McAfee Technical Support Chat, it's free and linked above under the McAfee Support link.
I appreciate your prompt reply.
Well, I do use PC Tool's Registry Mechanic as well as Spyware Doctor. In fact, I have cleaned the registry a couple times since the removal and reinstall of McAfee products. So, based upon what you said, I should repeat the Remove/Reinstall and NOT use Registry Mechanic?
I will be delighted to not use RM after the cleaup if that will fix the problem.
Again, thanks for your helpful replies.
I have completed the removal and reinstall of McAfee. I did not remove Registry Mechanic; it just isn't actively monitoring. In fact, I never did keep it open and monitoring. I only used it for my monthy registry cleanup.
We will see how this goes and hopefully the BSOD will subside! I will post here the next time (if!) I get the BSOD.
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