Blue screen big problem

  soldsir 20:33 12 Nov 2009

I seem to have a big problem.
When I boot up the screen goes blue with the message” page fault in non page area”
If I open in safe mode it does not allow me to go back to a restore point.
I have run my virus protectors( bit defender) in safe mode they can find nothing.
I run XP.
I have added no new hard ware.

  baldydave 21:56 12 Nov 2009

Could be a ram problem,download and run memtest ISO (download and use burn image to disc)here
click here
windows memory test,here
click here
When it BSODs try to find all info eg error codes etc eg 0x00000005e

  MAT ALAN 23:02 12 Nov 2009

The Non-Paged area is that area of RAM which contains the system core code. Since this code is unlikely to contain errors a‘Page Fault in Non-Paged area’ likely indicates a serious problem with RAM. It might also be faulty code put there by a damaged hard disk. Lastly, some utility software puts code there and if this error occurs after a new installation, you should remove the software.

in short...

software conflict

bad memory

faulty HDD

  soldsir 23:45 12 Nov 2009

so whats the best way to resolve it?
I can not get on line, but if I could is it safe to use internet in safe mode?
I have not installed any resent soft ware.
could I use this?

click here

  woodchip 00:09 13 Nov 2009

You should do a Disc Check, as Page faults are the part used on the drive as virtual memory

  woodchip 00:21 13 Nov 2009

You should do a Disc Check, as Page faults are the part used on the drive as virtual memory.

Could also be nVidia Display card driver problem.
or PSU not big enough

  soldsir 17:11 13 Nov 2009

can I us the net safely when in safe mode?

  woodchip 18:09 13 Nov 2009

Yes if your Anti-Virus as loaded

  soldsir 17:27 14 Nov 2009

how do I run disk check?

  MAT ALAN 17:33 14 Nov 2009

1. Double click on My Computer
2. Right click on the drive you want to check
3. Select Properties
4. Click on the Tools tab
5. Click on the Check Now button
6. Check to Automatically fix file system errors - This is the same as running chkdsk /f
7. If you want to Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors, check that box - This is the same as running chkdsk /R. It can also add a lot of time to the scan
8. Reboot if necessary

You can also run chkdsk from the command line with will give you more options.
The following switches are available:

/F - fix any errors
/R - identifies bad sectors
/V - with FAT32, displays a verbose output
With NTFS Volumes:
/I - Performs simpler check (stage 2)
/C - Skips the checking of cycles within folder structures
/X - Forces the volume to dismount if necessary. Intended for server administrators and should be avoided for normal use

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