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Page fault in non paged area

By spartan
Mar 2, 2005
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  1. Running AMD Athlon xp 2700+processor Asrock K7 880 motherboard.
    2 Maxtor hard drives one 160 GB the other 120GB 1GB of corsair memory comprising of 2X512mb sticks Nvidia geforce fx5200 graphics card
    Pioneer DVD re-writer
    Windows XP Pro OS

    I keep on getting a BSOD with the message "Page fault in non paged area"
    Stop error ox00000050 (0xb7958eed, 0x00000000, 0xb7958eed, 0x00000000)

    Please can anyone help and try to tell me what is causing this fault?
    My components are all virtually newly installed.
    Thanks in advance
    Odysseus
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

  3. f022y

    f022y TS Rookie

    I've got a similar problem, i get the PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA error message when trying to INSTALL windows (windows xp corp legit i might add).
    I will get part way through the install when suddenly that message pops up, yet if i try my old copy of xp home it works, the only difference between them (appart from one being home the other corp) is that home has serice pack 2 while corp is pre service pack 1, i've seen this problem on a number of systems and haven't been able to work it out.
    Please can someone shead some light on this

    Abit AV8 mobo
    AMD64 3500+
    2 GB DDR400
    1 x 200Gb Maxtor Sata HDD
    1 x 160Gb Western Digital HDD
    Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
    Sapphire ATI X800 XT PE
    Artec DVD-+RW
    Samsung CD-RW/DVD-Rom

    Cheers
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