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Windows XP startup blue screen of death - PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by the182guy, Apr 21, 2009.

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  1. the182guy

    the182guy Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I have a laptop that is dual booting Windows XP Home and Vista. When I boot to XP it gets as far as starting to show the desktop but then produces a blue screen of death with the error:

    PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

    I can boot to Vista and use the machine with no problems. I can also boot to XP Safe Mode with no problems. I have not added any new hardware recently.

    I have ran chkdsk on the drive that XP boots from, I have also gone into XP safe mode and selected a diagnostic startup so that only basic services are loaded, but I still get the blue screen error.


    Laptop specs:
    Centrino Duo 1.8GHZ
    2GB DDR2 RAM
    512MB nVidia Geforce Go 7900 GS
    2 x 120GB HD

    Any help is much appreciated on this!
     
  2. luisalvesnyde

    luisalvesnyde

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    try removing or changing memory to see what happens...sounds familiar on Win XP...

    good luck!
     
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