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*sob* Blue screens no matter what I try (Page Fault In Nonpaged Area)

By Hurshwhat · 6 replies
Feb 27, 2006
  1. Unfortunately, my computer, for about a month now, is going into spontaneous bouts of "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" and "IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL" fits. All games I try to play on the computer are crashing, also.

    I've read through this entire thread, and a few others. Ran memtest and tried all the driver fixes, but to no avail. Done full diagnostics on hardware twice, and all passed, so I'm a little lost. I just did I fresh install of XP after replacing my HDD (Which silly technical support said would solve the issue...), and so only have 4 error dumps so far. Thanks a lot for taking your time to read this and for help in any way.

    Dumps - http://www.geocities.com/hurshwhat/Mini022106-01.zip

    System specs are as follows:

    CPU = Intel Pentium M Processor
    CPU Speed = 1999 MHz
    No. of CPUs = 1
    OS = Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Ver 5.01.2600
    Main Memory = Capacity: 2047MB
    Drive [C:\] = Local Disk Free Space: 25.03 GB (Capacity: 51.23 GB )
    Graphics Card = NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
    --Type of Chip = Unknown Video Chip
    --Video Driver = nv4_disp.dll
    --Version =
    --Updated = 09/08/2005 11:58 PM
    --VendorId = 0x10DE
    --DeviceId = 0x00C8
    --SubSysId = 0x19C1028
    --Revision = 162
    --WHQLLevel = Signed(Date:Unknown)
    --VRAM = 256.0MB
    --AvailableVidMem = 244.4MB
    --AvailableTextureMem = 491.0MB
    Sound Card = SigmaTel C-Major Audio
    --Sound Driver = STAC97.sys
    --Version = 5.10.4255
    --Updated = 03/10/2005 11:56 PM
    Network Card = Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    --Network Driver = bcm4sbxp.sys
    --Version =
    --Updated = 05/26/2004 09:18 PM
    Network Card = Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    --Network Driver = w29n51.sys
    --Version =
    --Updated = 10/21/2004 09:56 PM
    Motherboard = 0C5668
    --Manufacturer = Dell Inc.
    --Version =
    --Serial Number = .HS5MS81.CN129615AB2588.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    2 minidumps crash at nv4_disp.dll. Graphics card driver. They have bugchecks of 50 and 8E.

    Update your graphics card drivers.

    2 minidumps crash with pool corruption. They have bugchecks of 50 and 8E.

    Faulty ram may be the culprit.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.


    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).


    A kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didn’t catch. These are nearly always hardware compatibility issues (which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS upgrade).

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Hurshwhat

    Hurshwhat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you so much for the reply! I'll check out the issues with the driver and ram.
  4. russ

    russ TS Rookie Posts: 39

    just a thought

    I noticed that you have an Intel 2200bg wireless card. My computer has this same setup and when I was using Zonealarm as a firewall it would crash everytime I would logon to a wifi site. If I booted the laptop with the wireless switch on it would crash if there was a wireless connection present to log on to even before I got into windows. As soon as I switched to Sygate firewall everything ran well.
  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Your Nvidia drivers are 78.51, the latest is 84.XX. Also go to DELL website and see if they have chipset driver updates for your mobo 0C5668. While at the Dell download site,look for updates for the integrated network card.

  6. Hurshwhat

    Hurshwhat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yep, was the ram, it seems. thanks so much, everyone!! I really appreciate it.
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Thanks for letting us know mate. Your feedback is appreciated.

    Regards Howard :)
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