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Johan Carlsson_1
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Windows XP installation

Hi, I am pretty new to the forums. So I dont know what information to supply...

Anyway, I have just built my own computer and get some strange errors while trying to install windows XP

The system dumps and gives me the following one liner:

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

I dont know if this is software or hardware related. Anyone that can give me a hint?

Some Specs:

Intel P4 2,4GHz
256MB DDR
Maxtor 60GB HDD
Daytona GeForce4 64MB
Intel D845GERG2 MotherBoard

Any Help will be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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Rune J. Winje
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Re: Windows XP installation

Hi,
"paged area" is the disk, so "non paged area" is the memory (RAM).

However this error is very general...

If it is the
STOP 0x00000050 message (Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area)

It might be a number of things besides memory, like drivers that are not signed (verified) to work with WinXP (video drivers, disk-drivers, printer drivers, anti-virus drivers or any 'real-time' or hardware drivers).

So it could be either RAM or some driver (usually) or even application (but ruled out in this case as it is during installation of WinXP).

Dump-file analysis is generally needed to find out exactly which driver is responsibel (if this is the cause) but is outside the scope of this forum I believe...

You might want to have a look at:
http://www.microsoft.com/ddk/debugging/
and
http://www.win2000mag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=16425 (although win2k specific it is probably relevant)


Cheers,
Rune