Sudden Computer rebooting

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Oddgoo

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my computer has been suddenly rebooting like for a month or so, until today that i activated the Blue screen of dead, and what i got was this:

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

***STOP: 0x00000050(0xE13AFFFA,0x00000000,0x805361361,0x00000001)


¿Could someone help me out to find the cause of the problem?
 
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Basicly it means that you have memory issues!! :gasp:

What happends is your computer devides you memory into pages so that it doesn't have to swap entire sticks. It looks from one page to another.

What happend to you is when it went to look at a certain page (data in the memory) it wasn't there thus causing your computer to crash.

Dictionary.com:PAGE said:
Computer Science. A quantity of memory storage equal to between 512 and 4,096 bytes.
[edit]Being as you've been getting it for a month now it's not somthing that happend out of the blue. Not that PAGE Problem can come out of the blue anyway. I would suggest that for now you leave the Blue Screen on so that if anything else comes up...
Please download and run this Memory Test (must be burned to a CD) and boot from the CD you burn...
http://www.memtest86.com/


I need to know all your memory information and what happends in the memory test.
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Michael
 

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fwiw:

i was having the same type shutdowns on the xp/sp1a rig and traded video cards, slots, monitors, memory in different slots from 256-768 and it was the hard drive.
 
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one time I had a memory stick that went badI didn't know it and I kept on seeing "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" so i got a new stick and that fixed it
 

Oddgoo

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Thanks a lot ! ill follow your instructions.

update: the last time it crashed during the logon windows screen and it gave the following error:

PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.

and the time before , it crashed giving no message.

(im downloading the programs now, thanks)

update: yet another error:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Does all this errors are caused by memory faults?
 
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Indeed all of these error you have seen are releated to different things that are happening with you system related to bad RAM.

[email protected]://www.tweaksforgeeks.com/IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.html said:
Most annoying problem. Ever. You're just working happily along when all of a sudden BAM, the Blue Screen of Death pops up and "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" very prominently appears. Generally with a cutesy little hex error towards the bottom of the screen. STOP: 0x0000000a, or something like it.

Sadly enough, every time I've run into it it's been a hardware error. Most commonly it is the CPU overheating. A close second would be bad RAM. The first thing I would do if you have this issue is to run the machine till it gives you that error, then immediately reboot it, go into the BIOS and check the CPU temperature. 3/5 times it will be way too hot. Go to the store, buy a fancy new heatsink with a ball bearing fan (don't need it binding like a bushing fan will eventually do), pick up some thermal grease while you're at it, and install. Your problem will likely go away.

If not, get some memory that you know is good, and test that out in the system for a while. Be sure to pull out all memory that is currently in the system, or this test will do nothing. If it stabilizes after that, then replace the memory permanently, shoot the old like a clay pigeon and have a nice day.

Sometimes though, especially with the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error, even that is not enough. This is where you get hardcore with the troubleshooting. In the BIOS, load Fail-Safe defaults, disable the onboard modem, sound, and LAN (where applicable). Take out all the cards, with the exception of video, and run the machine for a while. If the machine stays stable, then start adding/re-enabling the devices one by one. Keep in mind that modern motherboards share IRQ's across PCI slots, so try not to put a sound card and a modem right next to each other. They don't seem to think that's funny every once and a while. Anyway, do this one by one until you start crashing again. Whatever you put in last is the culprit.
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Oddgoo

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Thanks !! thats really helpful.

anyway, i ran the memtest86 and it went all the way to 12 passed batches and it gave no errors. That runs continually right? or does it stops at some number?
 
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