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Computer keeps on crashing randomly all the time?

By dafamily
Jul 29, 2009
  1. Hey guys,

    Whenever I'm doing anything on my comp it just randomly crashes on me!! I have a:

    Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz
    2.59 GHz, 512 of RAM

    Attached are the minidumps.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Your first 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).

    The driver specifically cited as the cause of your crashes is amon.sys which belongs to NOD32 anti-virus. What version are you running? This is an excellent software and versions 2.7 and 3.0xxx are very stable. Their latest 4.0 version had some serious kinks when initially released but they have been smoothing them out.

    The other error is 0x8E and these are almost always caused by hardware and are a strong inidicator of corrupted memory. Sometimes they can be caused by drivers.

    The driver cited in this one is a Windows OS driver and as a rule these OS drivers are too general to be of much help.

    Before dealing with the above amon.sys driver I strongly suggest testing your memory for corruption especially in light of both errors and the fact your system randomnly crashes -- something bad RAM will do.

    So, read this link and follow the directions:

    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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