Windows 7 installation + old install BSOD issues w/2 hdds - asus cm1740

By astrid86
Aug 8, 2013
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  1. Hallo! Thank you!
    • Computer: Asus CM1740
    • Hard drives: Seagate (W7 old install) + Western Digital (W7 old install and new 2kpro install). Both 160gb (not sure of speed).
    • OS: Win7 Home Premium x64
    • At first I tried just putting the hard drive in and going. No go.
    • Then I tried using the Win7 disc to get into start-up recovery. No go.
    • Then I tried putting in my secondary (no important info) into the computer and using the Win7 disc to format. No go.
    • Then I tried reformatting with Win2kPro (it was one of the other OS discs I have lying around, sorry...) and installing... yes, it worked! Except, as much as I loved 2kPro, I cannot to use a 13yo OS.
    I am getting two errors: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. The page fault error is more prevalent. Here are the technical codes at the bottom:
    PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA: STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFFFFFA8000F400000, 0x0000000000000001, 0xFFFFF80000CE82139, 0x00000000000000002)
    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL: STOP:0x0000000A(0x000000000000000B0, 0x00000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF8000CE80ABF)
    The errors are occuring when I get to the W7 graphical boot screen -- the one with the Windows logo and colors, etc.
    When I tried to boot in Safe Mode on the Seagate, it stopped going during the loading of drivers.
    I was thinking it was the memory -- but memtest + windows memory test both say my RAM is fine.
    I was thinking it was the BIOS -- but I have the latest version appropriate to W7.

    Tried already on quite a few support sites. No go so far. Just wondering if anyone had any ideas... thanks much! Any ideas, means of testing components, or other input is appreciated.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Bad motherboard?
  3. astrid86

    astrid86 TS Member Topic Starter

    Don't think so, primarily for two reasons...

    The box was tested by Best Buy before I got it -- and while, yeah okay, geek squad shouldn't get a ton of faith, they should pick up something as severe as a bad mobo, no?

    I also don't understand why it would be a bad mobo when it can boot into 2kpro and I can use that fine? I mean, I know the OS is old -- but not so old that it should be able to bypass such severe errors.

    Thank you for the reply!

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