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BSO - Vista Home Basic - "Page_Fault_In_NonPaged_Area "

By capper_r ·
Howdy,
I'm trying to fix a Dell box for a friend and I am having all sorts of issues tracking down the cause of the BSOD. The error page hits during boot after the green Microsoft slider shows up (indicating that windows is loading). When I choose to start in safe mode it just reboots and the whole process starts over.
Here's the details from the error page: Page_Fault_In_NonPaged_Area
Stop:
0x00000050 (0x88f40000, 0x00000000, 0x81136A43, 00000000)
And this is the pc in question:
Dell Inspiron 531s
Running (well, not at the moment) Windows Vista Home Basic OEMct
Motherboard is an ASUS M2N61-AX
RAM is 2x hynix 512Mb sticks

Here's what I've tried so far:
1. Tried known good RAM from another pc (same speed but it was a 1Gb stick). = same results
2. Pulled any un-needed hardware (i.e. Fax/Modem Card, etc.) = same results
3. Tried to manually restore to older restore point (thinking it may have been a software or driver compatibility issue = goes to BSOD before I can ever get to do a restore. In this case, I put in the Vista DVD and boot to the DVD. It then loads the files (goes all the way to the end of the load indicator) starts the green slider and dies to the above BSOD.
4. Ordered and installed replacement Motherboard = same results.

I'm totally at a loss here and was hoping someone may have a suggestion on what to try next. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Error Message:

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to BSO - Vista Home Basic - ...

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Explanation:

This Stop message occurs when requested data is not found in memory. The system generates a fault, which normally indicates that the system looks for data in the paging file. In this circumstance, however, the missing data is identified as being located within an area of memory that cannot be paged out to disk. The system faults, but cannot find, the data and is unable to recover. Faulty hardware, a buggy system service, antivirus software, and a corrupted NTFS volume can all generate this type of error.

User Action:

This Stop message usually occurs after the installation of faulty hardware or in the event of failure of installed hardware (usually related to defective RAM, either main memory, L2 RAM cache, or video RAM). If hardware has been added to the system recently, remove it to see if the error recurs. If existing hardware has failed, remove or replace the faulty component. Run hardware diagnostics supplied by the system manufacturer. For details on these procedures, see the owners manual for your computer. Another cause of this Stop message is the installation of a buggy system service. Disable the service and determine if this resolves the error. If so, contact the manufacturer of the system service about a possible update. If the error occurs during system startup, restart your computer, and press F8 at the character-mode menu that displays the operating system choices. At the resulting Windows 2000 Advanced Options menu, choose the Last Known Good Configuration option. This option is most effective when only one driver or service is added at a time. Antivirus software can also trigger this Stop message. Disable the program and determine if this resolves the error. If it does, contact the manufacturer of the program about a possible update. A corrupted NTFS volume can also generate this Stop message. Run Chkdsk /f /r to detect and repair disk errors. Restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition. If the hard disk is SCSI, check for problems between the SCSI controller and the disk. Finally, check the System Log in Event Viewer for additional error messages that might help pinpoint the device or driver causing the error. Disabling memory caching of the BIOS might also resolve it.

Hope this will help you.

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Hard Disk

by Jacemg In reply to BSO - Vista Home Basic - ...

My advice would be to pull the information you can access to another computer (Documents, Pics, Videos.) and reformat. If you still get a BSOD while booting on the new installation of Vista I'd try replace the Hard Drive and then dumping his documents back onto the new one. The BSOD you're getting sounds like it's attempting to load a corrupt file from the Hard Drive into RAM.

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Greg Shultz's answer for the same BSOD in xp

by rosshiuk In reply to BSO - Vista Home Basic - ...

STOP: 0x00000050
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
This Stop error indicates that requested data was not in memory. The system generates an
exception error when using a reference to an invalid system memory address.

It does sound like a memory problem, if not with the sticks, then possibly with the slots on mobo... I've had that problem myself in the past.

I hope this may help - I can't take any credit though

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Check temperatures of CPU and MB

by umlee168 In reply to BSO - Vista Home Basic - ...

This may happen when your computer is overheating. Check the temperature of the CPU and MB. This can be done in the bios but in some cases, you'll need to download software for that. Since it's a Asus MB, it should be in the bios.

I don't know what the average temperature should be though - my cpu is around 35 and mb is around 45 and still functioning all right.

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