Blue screen error with Vista. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA?

By jainmax
Aug 20, 2009
  1. Hello Techies,

    I have a HP pavilion laptop with 3GB RAM. and Vista running into it.
    everytime i log in as admin, its giving me a Blue screen error (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA) ans then restarts.
    This happens more frequestly now and only happens with admin login.
    Please advise how do i get rid of this?

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Run Memtest on your RAM and get back to us with your results. The good thing about this test is that it starts almost immediately at boot-up.

    See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than is listed but either one should work. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.


    Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Also, with errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.

    * Again, get back to us with the results.
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