Bootable CD Windows setup gives BSOD !

July 20, 2011 at 01:50:26
Specs: Windows XP SP2, AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor / 2GB RAM
win xp seems to have crashed ... win xp bootable CD takes me to Windows Setup screen.. after i select either new installation or Repair, it starts n immediately goes back to the Blue screen of death.. the error is PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA ...

CD-ROM works fine ..
data cable is fine..
HDD should be fine ...
RAM cleaned and tried in both the slots .. 2GB single stick RAM ...
used 2 different bootable win xp CDs to confirm its working fine .. disk is not a problem..
no new h/w installed ... i'm not sure if UPS will be considered as a H/w in this case since as far as I know, the computer does not need to install any UPS drivers on the machine ... I have just fitted a new APC UPS to my computer ...
no external h/w installed like printer etal ..

suggest some resolution to the problem ASAP !!

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July 20, 2011 at 12:07:09
Hi John !

Thanks for the help. But, since I cannot login to the computer ->
1. How do you want me to download WhoCrashed onto my system?
2. How do I run the WhoCrashed software on the system ?

Remember, I cannot login to the computer at all. Please advice how to go about doing this !

Thanks !

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July 20, 2011 at 16:51:15
Opp/s, sorry Kub, could be anything.


page_fault_in_nonpaged_area fix

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July 20, 2011 at 19:54:49
Test your hard drive with hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics.

Seagate's SeaTools will test (almost) any brand of hard drive.

Do the long test.

The Dos bootable versions of SeaTools can test the hard drive when Windows will not load properly, or even when the drive has no data on it.

It the drive itself passes the test, any data problems on the drive can be fixed one way or another,

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July 20, 2011 at 21:40:16
More than likely, it's a bad stick of RAM. However, it may just be that one of your RAM sticks needs reseating.

To test RAM, go to this site and download a bootable ISO. Burn the image to a CD and use it to boot your machine. Run all tests.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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July 21, 2011 at 08:25:39
I guess that it's the RAM at fault.. I will check again with a different stick ... it's a 2GB DDR2 800 DIM 5-5-5 ... is the frequency 800MHz in this case very much important ? i'm wondering if a 2GB DDR2 stick with another frequency like 333 or 667 will work fine ?

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July 21, 2011 at 08:42:11
It's extremely RARE for ram that worked fine previously in the same mboard to become "BAD", but it's possible the ram has a poor connection in it's slots and needs to be re-seated.
However, you have already tried re-seating what I assume is the ram that worked fine before, so that's probably NOT your problem,

Try running the Repair installation of XP procedure.
If the CD loads the intial files fine, then there's probably NOTHING wrong with your ram or it's connection.,

OR - test the ram with a bootable ram diagnostics program !

E.g. Memtest86 or memtest86+ if you have more than 4gb of ram installed, or Microsoft's Windows Memory Diagnostic if you have 4gb or less installed.

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