BSOD Kernel_data_inpage_error

By aman501
May 6, 2007
  1. can anyone let me know what this error is, I looked it up, but I didn't get a good explanation. I'd like to know if it is a hardware, driver, OS, or other issue. as well as suggestions on how to fix it. I've only just recieved this BSOD a couple of minutes ago on my very new computer (specs in sig) running windows XP.

    I recieved this message while playing oblivion. Temps are normal, system/cpu idle at ~42C load into mid 50's. 8800 GTS idle at ~61C don't know load, probably around 70C. XP is upto date, and I had updated my graphics drivers just earlier today. I ran oblivion probably an hour before the BSOD came up.

    I'm really worried my new rig is screwed up, It booted to the log in screen normally but I just turned it off. Any help would be much, much appreciated.
    P.S. The MS website said this could be a hardware or software issue so I just put it here.
  2. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    I would test the memory in the system with memtest or the like, and if it passes I would do a full scandisk to check for data loss on the drive.
    You didn't have your pagefile disabled by chance? This is an odd error, never seen it before. Kernel stuff usualy isn't paged, far as I know, it stays in memory. Paging means the data was in memory, but since it wasn't being used it was copied to your hard drive to free up memory. That's what paging means.

    Here's some info on the error:
    Stop 0x0000007A or KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
    The Stop 0x7A message indicates that a page of kernel data was not found in the paging (virtual memory) file and could not be read into memory. This might be due to incompatible disk or controller drivers, firmware, or hardware.

    Frequently, the cause of this error can be determined from the second parameter, the I/O status code. Some common status codes are:

    0xC000009A, or STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES, indicates a lack of nonpaged pool resources.
    0xC000009C, or STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR, indicates bad blocks (sectors) on the hard disk.
    0xC000009D, or STATUS_DEVICE_NOT_CONNECTED, indicates defective or loose data or power cables, a problem with SCSI termination, or improper controller or disk configuration.
    0xC000016A, or STATUS_DISK_OPERATION_FAILED, indicates bad blocks (sectors) on the hard disk.
    0xC0000185, or STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR, indicates improper termination, defective storage controller hardware, or defective disk cabling, or two devices attempting to use the same resources.
    Possible Resolutions:

    Stop 0x7A can be caused by bad sectors in the virtual memory paging file, disk controller error, virus infection, or memory hardware problems. In extremely rare cases, depleted nonpaged pool resources can cause this error. If the first and third parameters are zero, the stack signature in the kernel stack is missing, an error typically caused by defective hardware. If the I/O status is 0xC0000185 and the paging file is on a SCSI disk, check for cabling and termination issues. An I/O status code of 0xC000009C or 0xC000016A indicates that the requested data could not be found. You can try to correct this by restarting the computer. If a problem with disk integrity exists, Autochk, a program that attempts to mark bad disk sectors as defective so that they are not used in the future, starts automatically. If Autochk fails to run, you can manually perform the integrity check yourself by following the instructions to run Chkdsk provided in "Stop 0x00000024 or NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM" earlier in this appendix.
    Another cause of Stop 0x7A messages is defective, malfunctioning, or failed memory hardware, such as memory modules, Level 2 (L2) SRAM cache, or video adapter RAM. If you added new hardware recently, remove and replace it to determine if it is causing or contributing to the problem. Run diagnostics software supplied by the system manufacturer to determine if the component has failed.
    Check the hardware manufacturer's Web site for updates to disk adapter firmware or drivers that improve compatibility. Verify that your disks and controller support the same set of advanced features, such as higher transfer rates. If necessary, select a slower transfer rate if an update is not yet available. Consult your hardware or device documentation for more information.

    You can install disk controller drivers not present on the Windows XP Professional operating system CD by responding to the following prompt shortly after starting Setup:
    Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
    Press F6, and when prompted, provide the appropriate storage controller driver (ATA or SCSI) supplied by the manufacturer.

    The problem might also be due to cracks, scratched traces, or defective components on the motherboard. If all else fails, take the system motherboard to a repair facility for diagnostic testing.
    Problems that cause Stop 0x7A messages can also cause Stop 0x77 messages. For more information about Stop 0x77 messages, see "Stop 0x00000077 or KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR" earlier in this list.
  3. aman501

    aman501 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Well, I ran memtest 4 passes, it was fine. I had just cleaned the registry, so I reinstalled the removed entries and Its been running F@H for probably 24-36 hours now. It also ran oblivion for a good hour-2 without a hickup. It showed error 0x7A
  4. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    I see. Sometimes registry cleaners are a little overzealous in their cleaning, maybe you fixed it by replacing the reg entries. That would be a simple fix. I was going to say try different mobo drivers.
  5. aman501

    aman501 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    where could I find different mobo drivers for eVGA 680i? I might try that if it occurs again.

    EDIT: other than the eVGA & nVidia. are there any other versions?
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,461   +1,760

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  7. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    As to drivers, I would go to nvidia and get a few older drivers and the absolute latest drivers, just to have on hand. For both the vid card and the mobo.
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