Blue Screen of death

By Enyzam
Sep 15, 2009
  1. Hello!

    I have had this problem for ages now, and I can't shake it. It randomly does it, sometimes it can go a day without doing it and sometimes it happens every two pissing minutes!

    Comes up saying "page fault in non-paged area", been searching google, tried loads of stuff but it aint having it. Memory diagnostic tests come up ok, so I'm lost.

    I've attached the minidumps, if anyone could help that would be amazing! Need to get it sorted asap as if it happens when I'm in the middle of my uni work I'm screwed!

    EDIT: I'm on Vista service pack 1 by the way! Home premium
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    All your errors are the same 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.

    Unfortunately the probable cause given was an OS driver and they are usually too general to be of much help so try the following diagnostics.

    1. Run ChkDsk.

    2. Run memtest on your memory.

    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.


    * Get back to us with the results.
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