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Page Fault Errors

By oneshot ·
Constantly receive "Page fault in module Kernel32.dll"
"page fault in module shlwapi.dll"
"page fault in module comctl32.dll"
Is there anything specific that causes these Invalid Page Fault errors? and what can I do to correct the problem?

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by rlilja In reply to Page Fault Errors

Hello,
As was said in previous answers a "page fault" is always associated with memory. Whether the program or shortcuts are setup correctly doesn't matter -as sometimes programs get carried away & try to over write itself or other programs locatedin memory causing this message or hanging up your computer completely. Perhaps it's a good time to upgrade the amount of memory you have.

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by RMmcp In reply to Page Fault Errors

As stated before, it appears most of your errors are related to the Intellimouse software. Before doing the almighty reinstall, just go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall Microsoft Intellimouse. Then download the lastest version and install it. I believe it is 2.2d.

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by Earthworm In reply to Page Fault Errors

All Good previous answers, here is a good rule of thumb for resolving these types of issues. Assuming you have done the basic Tech thing of scandisk (i.e. I hate this program, use something better), checked Fans, and checked basic Bios settings like overclocked CPU's. (comonly over-looked issues that cause lots of problems)

If errors appear to be completely random, i.e. doing the same procedure doesn't seem to produce the same error, or even error out at all. Errors don't point to the same files all the time, or varried types of errors including lock-ups, Fatal exceptions, or page faults. If any of the following apply I would bet good money on Ram, or Cache (cache only in older systems). Pull out mismatched pairs of ram, or if possible completly change ram and re-test. (in 5 years of Tech support for retail computer stores I have never found a good Ram diagnostic tool, just swap it and retest)

If errors are predictable, always doing the same thing at the same time, first re-install the program

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by Earthworm In reply to Page Fault Errors

that fails. If no help re-install supporting software (Major drivers used, DirectX, ect.) Still no help, completely remove that program reboot and re-install. If it still fails problem may be OS related, and installing OS over the top rarely fixes the problem.

Before proceding to my next option swap all feasible hardware (1 at a time). Remove periphrials not required to reproduce problem. i.e. NIC's and sound cards. Swap Ram, pull burst cache chips (do not disable BIOS cache it slows system down and dosn't prove anything) Swap CPU (a CPU that over heated does really weird things), change Cables (IDE, Floppy, SCSI) and so on. I don't recomed going all the way to Motherboard just cause labor and expense is too high.

If none of that fixes problem do this.

(I know customers hate this solutions but I find fewer have problems with it that expected.) Kill that MBR. An extremely handy tech tool killmbr.com (I can e-mail it if you can't find it) will completely wipe HD, MBR,Partitions, OS and a

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by Earthworm In reply to Page Fault Errors

all. No software problem will stick around after this. If problem is still there you can continue beating your head against a wall, but I recomend sell that customer a new computer, they will get a far better system at a better price, and they will be happier that going without their system for 2 months while you track down that bad trace in the MLB.

Hope this helps anyone. It has been tried and proved through many years of tech work (I am so glad I have moved out of retail work :-)

Earthworm.

P.S. Sorry for such a long answer and anyone feel free to e-mail me with questions, I always like to help.

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