BSOD (page fault in nonpaged area)

By tuvster
Jul 21, 2011
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  1. Hey.

    Sorry to bug you guys. I have recently seen a thread on this problem before on this website. I have followed the steps but haven't resolved this problem. I have been asked to submit a mini dump. I only have 2, so I will attach them. Thanks

    Random blue screen of death occurs quite randomly, sometimes it takes hours. Sometimes it happens in minutes.

    Any help would be really appreciated.

    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Though neither minidump file cites an exact cause the fact that your have an 0x50 error and an 0x8E error and both of these can be caused by corrupted memory and the in light of the fact of your symptoms and that the latter file cited hardware, we want you to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.

    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes (not hours; this test is not measured by hours); the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    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.

    Step 2 – Because of 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.

    *** By the way, you aren't "bugging" us. That is what we are here for. ;)

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