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Page Fault in Non Paged Area BSOD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by StevenX, Dec 8, 2010.

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  1. StevenX

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    Lately I've been getting a BSOD with error message PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA. This happens pretty much at random as I'm surfing the net and is very frustrating as I have to do a full reboot every time it happens. Any ideas what could be causing this and how to fix it?

    To help diagnose the problem, I've linked to a zip file with the minidump from the crash (found in c:/windows/minidump) and all of the critical errors and errors from the windows event viewer.
     

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    1. Was there any hardware you added to the system that you think might be causing this? Can you remove that hardware and see if the BSOD still comes up? Did you INITIALLY update the driver for the hardware once you added it?
    2. If 1 does not apply, did you run diagnostics on system hardware? I recommend that you do so to rule out any hardware malfunctions.

    At this point in time I suspect that the issue is most likely caused by one of the following:
    - Corrupt NTFS Volume
    - Faulty RAM
    - Faulty Video Card/MOBO
     
  3. StevenX

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    My laptop was sent for repair recently due to a faulty CD/DVD-R drive, which was replaced. Could this to be to blame? Of course, for all I know Toshiba could have added or replaced other bits and pieces as they saw fit in addition to the optical drive. As they replaced the drive, I can't say how the driver was installed.
    If this could be to blame I could try to figure out how to take it out (or would it be OK to uninstall the driver, reboot and let Windows reinstall the driver?)

    What diagnostics routine would you recommend I go through?

    The BSOD shows seemingly randomly, so if I were to take the optical drive out to see if that fixed it, it might take quite some time until I'd potentially see the next occurence of the BSOD (I seem to be getting around one a week). Note the BSOD never happens when I try to use the optical drive which makes me slightly inclined to think the optical drive might not be to blame?..
     
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    First go to device manager and see if you have any device problems there.
    Second, go to start>run>memory and hit enter. Select restart computer or check for problems next time computer is started. This will take care of the memory diagnostics.

    Report back to us with results of the above steps.
     
  5. StevenX

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    Done that; no problems in the device manager and no problems detected from the memory diagnostics.
     
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