blue screen error notification

  deggsymann 14:59 02 Jul 2004
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I keep getting a recurring error screen informing me that windows has shut down to prevent damaging my pc. This can happen every half hour or so, or i can go up to a full day then get it.

The error codes given are usually one of the following

problem with following file - win32k.sys
page_fault_in_non_paged_area
Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal
stop 0x00000050
0x000000d1

The error message says i could have a fault with my memory so I have downloaded the windows ram tester and gave it 3 passes and had no faults.

My pc is one that i got from work (we had a new large format printer that came with its own pc so the old one was spare).It ran fine with windows NT.

All i did was swap my hard drive (running xp pro) from my old loads slower pc with the one in the work one and put in my dvd writer. I installed all the drivers from the work pc disks, went to the various websites for updates and had several hours of trouble free running.

I am wondering if there is any way to test the ram in my video card?

My specs are a pentium 2.4 processor, one stick of 512mb DDR33 ram, Geforce mx440 video card with 64mb ram.

Any help or ideas would be appreciated (by the way i have had to type this twice as i got a bluey first time)

  deggsymann 15:02 02 Jul 2004

oops forgot to put a space in the faults.....

problem with following file - win32k.sys

page_fault_in_non_paged_area

Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal

stop 0x00000050

0x000000d1

  deggsymann 15:02 02 Jul 2004

oops forgot to put a space in the faults.....

problem with following file - win32k.sys

page_fault_in_non_paged_area

Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal

stop 0x00000050

0x000000d1

  rawprawn 15:26 02 Jul 2004

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  sil_ver 15:26 02 Jul 2004

Did you do a clean install of XP to your PC or just fit the HDD already setup. If the latter then it could be a problem with the mobo drivers. In either case I would try uninstalling/reinstalling all the drivers again

  deggsymann 16:51 02 Jul 2004

i did in fact just add the hard drive and not install xp fresh.

I will give the uninstall/install route a try one driver at a time and see if i clear it or at least narrow it down to one thing.

Is it a good idea to try a mates video card/memory sticks as well or will that complicate matters further?

Cheers for the quick responses though

  sil_ver 18:29 02 Jul 2004

You could try any cards you like but I think your problem will lie with the Operating System as they do not like to be moved to a different PC or Mobo.

  €dstowe 18:41 02 Jul 2004

WXP "knows" the computer it is installed in. It is not possible, therefore, for it to work properly in a machine it doesn't recognise - as you appear to be trying to make it do.

You would be best doing a fresh re-install of XP in your "new" machine.

Note: I think this error message can also indicate a corrupt file system on the hard drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:01 02 Jul 2004

System has recovered from a serious error
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

This problem can be caused by:

1. A damaged Virtual Memory Manager Page file.

2. A faulty RAM (memory) module.

3. A RAM module that is NOT compatible with the computers chip set.



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