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Crashes in XP

By jonnyfung
Oct 7, 2006
  1. Hi all,
    Only recently, my computer has been randomly crashing. I have no idea when it's going to happen. It sometimes happens when I'm running an intensive program or sometimes when I'm just using Word or iTunes. Sometimes I get a BSOD and sometimes Windows just freezes. I read a lot about memory failures and updating drivers and I've run MemTest and updated my NVidia drivers but it still happens. I can't play any games because after 5 minutes I will a get a PAGE_FAULT IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD. Can anybody help? I've attached some txt files of dumps I've run through Windows Debugging tools.
    Thanks
     
  2. jonnyfung

    jonnyfung TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here are some more dumpfiles
    My system specs are:

    Processor: AMD Athlon XP2400+ Not overclocked
    Motherboard: Soltek L-75FRN2-L
    Ram: 512 MB One Stick
    GPU : NVidia GeForce4 MX440 128Mb running latest drivers
    OS: Windows XP Professional
     
  3. jonnyfung

    jonnyfung TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can anybody check my dumpfiles for me?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Replace your memory. If you have 2 sticks, remove 1 and see if your system stablizes
     
  5. jonnyfung

    jonnyfung TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay will try that. Thanks for your help
     
  6. jonnyfung

    jonnyfung TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tested my RAM with MemTest86+. First it came up with nothing but then I changed the Memory sizing option to BIOS-All and loads of errors came up. Why do no errors come up when I run the default test?
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What is Bios-ALL setting? Do you have a "optimum or a default" bios setting available? Did you run Memtest first without changing settings, when Memtest showed no errors?
     
  8. jonnyfung

    jonnyfung TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran Memtest without changing any settings but it came up with no errors at all. I then changed the 'Memory Sizing' option and by test 3 there were about 37000 errors.
     
  9. jonnyfung

    jonnyfung TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Computer crashed again recently - here are some dumpfiles:
     
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