From: Computerpilot on 12/09/2002
This error message is REALLY broad. It is usually associated with another memory error address message that you are getting. Therefore, I cannot really decipher it for you unless I see other error messages you have gotten previously.
Not sure about this virus thing. What virus did you have? Windows ME is designed to fix corrupt or missing system files every time it boots. Therefore, I am not sure why you had to reinstall the operating system.
In addition, I am not sure HOW you reinstalled the operating system. I have heard from a lot of individuals that have had issues with an over-install of a previous operating system (upgrade or not) and have had a lot of these generic error messages. If this applies to you, I would recommend removing your partition, format, and reinstall a fresh copy of Windows ME on the drive.
I agree with your assessment. I do not believe that it is hardware-related or a program that you have installed. I think the error message is being derived by something in the operating system. If I were to take a quess, you probably did the 'over-install' and there are conflicting settings in the registry (that was probably over-written) or the Kernel files were not changed. There are quite a few possiblities.