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Windows XP random reboot

By GeeMann
Jan 24, 2010
  1. Hello all, this is my first post and I require some help if possible. Windows XP randomly reboots. The info from the event viewer is as follows:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 24/01/2010
    Time: 2:15:40 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: MINE
    Description:
    Error code 10000050, parameter1 8a8922dc, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 804e437d, parameter4 00000000.

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    Data:
    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 35 1000005
    0020: 30 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 0 Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 38 61 eters 8a
    0030: 38 39 32 32 64 63 2c 20 8922dc,
    0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 00000000
    0040: 2c 20 38 30 34 65 34 33 , 804e43
    0048: 37 64 2c 20 30 30 30 30 7d, 0000
    0050: 30 30 30 30 0000




    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GeeMann

    GeeMann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can anyone assist?
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Your error is 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card).

    We need considerably more information from you like hardware specs and what security software you have installed.

    How long have you had this issue? How old is your PC? Have you installed any new software or hardware lately? Did you or a friend build it or did it come pre-built?
     
  4. GeeMann

    GeeMann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply Route44. It is a custom built system by me. It is probably my 50th system, so I am not a novice. I did determine by your reply that it was a faulty stick of RAM. I ran each stick and in each slot. Each time, the one stick caused the reboot. Thank you for the information. It greatly helped to determine what hardware was the culprit.

    One question I do have though is how did you get "0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" from the mini dump I posted? If I could understand how you achieved this, perhaps I could troubleshoot a bit better. Always willing to read and learn.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    It says under the Description Error Code 0x000...50. Minidump files will also so give the error code and often (though certainly not always) the probable cause.

    Also, I had a feeling that it was RAM because of the randomness rebooting. Glad your issue is resolved.
     
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