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'Page Fault in nonpaged Area" AND "Driver Irql not less or equal"

By Monergismo
Dec 5, 2005
  1. Firt of all, excuse for my english. I can read, but I cannot write. I am live in Brazil.

    My computer is showing a blue screen when I play Fifa Soccer 2005 and other games (I had install the same games in other computer, and works well). Sometimes the information of blue screen change. Another day it is showing:

    Driver Irql not less or equal
    [....]
    smwdm.sys
    [....]

    I update my sound drive and the problem was resolved. But, in the next day, the blue screens appears again, but with another information:

    Page fault in nonpaged area
    [...]
    nv4_disp.dll
    [...]

    I update my video drive and the problem don't resolved. I feel that after the update the blue screen appear more fast.

    So, what I must to do?

    Can anyone help me?

    I make a search in "google" and the opinions are much variants.

    My computer is:
    AMD Sempron (TM) 2500+
    Windows XP (SP 2)
    GeForce FX 5200
    512 Mb RAM (two combs)

    Thanks,
    Felipe Sabino
    MSN: felipe.spurgeon@gmail.com


    ----

    After write this text, I received another blue screen (playing Fifa 2005):

    Stop: 0x0000008E (0x0000005, 0xBF824DE0, 0xB1DEEB18, 0x000000000)
    [...]
    Win32k.sys - Address BF824DE0 base at BF 800000. Data Stamp 43446a58.
    [...]
     
  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,044

    Maybe faulty memory

    Hi,

    The culprit is faulty memory. You can run memtest to stress the ram. If memtest reports the ram is faulty, ram is bad. However Memtest is not a perfect tool to test the memory as some faulty ram can pass memtest.

    Suggestion
    1. Check the temperature of the CPU and make sure that it is not overheat (ie temperature < 60C)
    Make sure that the CPU fan works properly
    2. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot. Reseat video card as well.
    3. Downclock the ram. Check to default setting if you video card is overclocked.
    4. Clean the dust inside the computer case
    5. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
    6. Check the bios setting about memory timing and make sure that it is on
    For example : DIMM1 and DIMM2 do not have the same timing.
    DIMM1: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.0-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
    DIMM2: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    DIMM3: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    7. Make sure that your PSU have adequate power to drive all the hardware including USB devices
    8. Run chkdsk /r at command prompt
    9. Run 3DMark 2005 to test your video card
    10. Upgrade BIOS

    If it still crashes, diagnostic which memory stick is faulty
    Take out one memory stick. If windows does not crash, the removed memory stick is faulty.
    If you have only one memory stick, replace the ram
     
  3. Monergismo

    Monergismo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1. I ran Memtest 12 times and I don't receive any message of error.

    2. I ran 3DMark05 and it is fine, I thinks. I attached the file result (I received a message "Your 3DMark Score is 220 3DMarks!").

    3. The temperature of the CPU is not overheat.

    I will make the others suggestions...

    Thanks.
     
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