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Solved: BSOD: page fault in nonpaged area error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by niksniks, Mar 31, 2008.

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  1. niksniks

    niksniks Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    Today when I tried to start my computer (with Win XP) it gave a BSOD at the startup (just after showing welcome screen)

    I got page_fault_in_nonpaged_area error with following tech info:
    0x00000050 (0xF80F6660,0x00000000,0xF7BD971E,0x00000000)

    I tried to restart few times but got the same error. Then I tried to start in safe mode - it started successfully. It also started in safe mode with networking.

    Then I tried system restore to prev. day but it did not help.

    I did following three things on the prev evening:
    1. I took a backup of whole C: drive on an external hard drive.
    2. Deleted lot of files from this external drive (before taking the backup)
    3. Installed, played, uninstalled a game from yahoo games.

    I am not sure if any of those things caused the trouble.

    I also checked if there is any problems with RAM by remove both of them and putting one at a time and seeing if xp starts - but xp still did not start.

    Hope someone can help me
    Thanks. :)
     
  2. zabusant

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    Hi niksniks!

    I don't know if you tried it or not, but try selecting "last known good configuration" from the F8 menu.
     
  3. niksniks

    niksniks Thread Starter

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    Yes! I tried that.
    It did not work in that configuration.
     
  4. zabusant

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    Alright, in safe mode, have a look in "device manager" (Contol panel>system>hardware>device manager). Look for any yellow question-marks/exclamation-marks.

    If you don't find any, start>run... "msconfig" (without the "") and in the general tab, select "normal startup" and in the startup tab, uncheck everything. Restart (normally) and see if that does the trick
     
  5. niksniks

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    Okey in device manager, initially I did not see any yellow exclamation marks...but then in view menu i selected show hidden devices and it showed yellow exclaimation mark on dell A920 printer - if i right click on it and click on properties --
    in status menu it says following:
    "Status is not available for this device when Windows is running in Safe Mode."

    Anyway I tried to disable it and removed everything in msconfig as you mentioned (under normal mode) but again xp did not start in normal mode.

    Then i tried to uninstall the printer driver but it said "Failed to uninstall the device. The device may be required to boot up the computer".
     
  6. zabusant

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    Don't worry about the printer drivers. Try running check disk - Start>Run... cmd

    write chkdsk c: /r (where c: is your system drive/partition) and press enter. It will inform you it can't, press y to shedule it at next restart. Restart and let it run - it can take a couple of minutes or a couple of hours (once had it running for 6 hours) so be patient and don't reset before it finishes.:)
     
  7. zabusant

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    Before that, you could go back to msconfig, click on "selective startup" and look at the "services tab". Click "hide all Microsoft..." at the bottom and uncheck the rest. Restart.:)
     
  8. niksniks

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    Okey by the time I saw your second message I had already said it do chkdsk...then i restarted
    - again it showed BSOD and then i started in safe mode and after running through lots of driver files it halted there and "processing light" was almost continuously on so I believe that it was running chkdsk ....then i came back after at least 45 min and saw the BSOD screen---
    so it seems it ran through chkdsk and then automatically restarted in normal mode.

    again i started in safemode and unchecked the non-microsoft things from services tab and tried again. It did not work.

    Now what should i try?

    Thanks a lot for helping :)
     
  9. peterdiva

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    See if you have any minidump files (c:\windows\minidump). Zip up 5 of the most recent and attach here.
     
  10. niksniks

    niksniks Thread Starter

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    This is strange! I see I have three minidump files but all of them are very old - one from 2004 and two from 2005.
    Do you still want that?
     
  11. zabusant

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    Hi niksniks!

    Check in Control panel>system>advanced>startup and recovery settings. Is "write an event to system log" checked and the "small memory dump" selected? Is the directory set to "%SystemRoot%\Minidump"?
     
  12. niksniks

    niksniks Thread Starter

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    Yup! everything is set as you say.
    Also, i searched whole drive to see if there is any recent crash dump files but none were there.
     
  13. zabusant

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    Post them anyway, I guess:)

    To attach files, click "go advanced"
     
  14. niksniks

    niksniks Thread Starter

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    Okey here is the zip file containing dump files from 2004/2005
     

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    Maybe I should just try windows xp repair....can there be any problems by trying this?
     
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