Page fault error + other stuff

By data · 5 replies
Jul 1, 2008
  1. Hi,

    My computer is crashing on me daily, even when idle. I read a similar thread on this site that seemed real close to my problem(s).

    I get Page Fault errors

    I get Error code 00000050, parameter1 e7bf87fa, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 8054b51a, parameter4 00000001.

    I have attached my most recent dump file. I would like to know what it contains. I don't know how to read a dump file (what program?). They open coded with WordPad.

    On a side issue this particular computer though full of goodies is a real dog. A $500.00 Pentium 4 set up runs circles around it. This problem machine includes:
    Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    Intel Pentium D dual core 3013 Mhz x 2
    4 gig of ram
    Nvidia GTX8800 768 meg graphics card

    It should rock but it is a dog. (I do have two power cables properly hooked up with the right cables and the dual source power supply to run the graphics card. It seems OK).

    Any help i can get with any these things would be great.

    Thanks for your help,
  2. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    BugCheck 50, {e7bf87fa, 0, 8054b51a, 1}

    Could not read faulting driver name
    Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!ExFreePoolWithTag+23a )

    This is a Driver Fault now from what I've found out about that it is a Windows process it may be a virus but not sure.
    It should execute from here normally according to some sites: %windir%\$hf_mig$\KB890859\SP2QFE or
    %windir%\Driver Cache\i386
    Other than checking it as a virus i'm not sure what else it could be. Someone else may be able to help better
    Also to read .dmp files follow this link and download the program either 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS. All setup instructions and other instructions can be found on there as well.
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    0x50 errors can be caused by faulty RAM, incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card).

    The driver cited is a core Windows driver which is too general to help but often shows up when hardware issues are the culprit.

    Run MemTest on your RAM for a minimum of 7 passes. If you have any errors you must replace the faulty RAM.

    Edit: Try running with 2 gig of RAM before running MemTest and see if that brings stability. XP will never utilize 4 gigs.
  4. data

    data TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Woody. I downloaded the debugger and set up the symbol path so good to go reading the dump file.

    Thanks 44, I would like to try that. How do I run a memory test on my ram? Do I do that in dos?
  5. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    Download the utility memtest86 and burn it to CD i think you have to burn it as a image but not sure. If i use memtest it's on a Linux (Ubuntu) disk which i got through post.
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    If you burn it to a CD your CD/DVD drive must be first bootable in your BIOS. Reboot with disk in drive. The test will take over; let it run and read a book, etc. This takes time.
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