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BSOD - PAGE_FAULT and DRIVER_IRQL

By Otheos
Apr 23, 2009
  1. I keep getting BSODs with either DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA.

    Ive have attached two of the latest minidumps
     
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    System specs including OS & SP would help. I am looking at a dump right now, assuming XP sp3
    Your error on the second dump was 0x50 ...
    But the Widbg report points to Vista... so you are not running XP...
    I suspect this information is still valid.

    This kind of error is usually associated with a memory problem.
    Download Memtest86+ from www.memtest.org
    Let it run for at least seven passes and see what it comes up with.
    There are 8 tests per pass, and it will take a while...
    If you start getting errors, you can stop, and remove one stick ... test the sticks one at a time to isolate the issue.
    If your memory comes up clean, we can explore other options, but this is the likely place to start.

    From MS
    Your first dump showed a different error.... 0xD1 error and these are almost always caused by faulty drivers/buggy software.
    the analysis points to ntoskrnl.exe which is too general to help. In another case, video drivers were at issue...

    Questions...
    Are your video drivers updated?
    Did your issues begin after starting some new activity? (like a new Game perhaps?)
    Since both errors (0x50 and 0xD1) can point at drivers, this might be the place to start.
     
  3. Otheos

    Otheos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi thanks for the quick reply

    Im using Vista 64 bit SP1

    Ill give memtest a go and post the results
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Also download and run free Malwarebytes and tell us what you found
     
  5. Otheos

    Otheos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, I did a memory test through the night with memtest86 v2.11 and it did 11 passes with no errors.

    How ever i'm still getting crashes.

    This is a brand new pc, I installed the chipset, lan and audio drivers from the dvd that i got with the MB, and got the latest nVidia drivers and installed those. I also got the latest drivers from Razer from my mouse and Keyboard and installed those.

    i've attached the latest minidump, but i will be uninstalling my drivers now and reinstalling them.

    I will also try installing the latest DirectX drivers, since most of the time the crashes are while i am in games.

    any help would be great
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Thanks for giving us the additional information. Motherboard make and model would be nice to know. Have you set the bios to failsafe defaults? Go to the motherboards support website and download and install the 64 bit Vista drivers from there
     
  7. Otheos

    Otheos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am running a Asus P6T MB, with a GeForce 285 GTX

    I uninstalled and reinstalled all my drivers

    chipset
    grafix
    lan
    sound

    The problem seems to be only inside the game (world of warcraft) and its pretty random when it crashes ... sometimes ill play for hours othertimes its minutes

    Ill try some different grafix settings for a bit
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Minidumps are so generic that any time we see them, memory, drivers and then settings or software and malware are investigated automatically in that order. The Asus P6T is a great motherboard. What CPU, and how much memory are you running?
     
  9. Otheos

    Otheos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have 6gig ddr3 and the i7 920 processor
     
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