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Old 03-25-04, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error HELP!

Every time I try to play a game in UT 2004, the fatal blue screen comes up with a stop message containing, "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" error. It says that it is a graphical issue, but I don't know what to do! I have the latest Omega Drivers for my GeForce 4 Ti4600, so I have no clue as to what is causing such an error. I also get an error message containing, "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" with other drivers I had installed. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


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Old 03-25-04, 03:43 PM   #2
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The Page fault BSOD can be caused by bad memory. Have you tried looking it up on microsoft's technet website? There should be an article pertinent to that particular error. Also, make sure all drivers in your system are up to date as much as possible.
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Old 03-25-04, 09:15 PM   #3
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Those certainly are memory errors. If you have two sticks of memory, take one out and test. If you get the same problem, swap the sticks out. If you still have problems, then the issue probably is the memory controller on your motherboard. In which case you'll have to get the board replaced.
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Old 03-25-04, 11:10 PM   #4
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I made sure that I had all up-to-date drivers for all of my hardware since it is a new computer. Well, not "new" new, I bought some parts off a buddy of mine and he told me that the memory nor the motherboard gave him any problems, much less the ones that I appear to be having. The only strange thing is: when I change to an *official* nVidia driver for my video card, the errors are more frequent...AND in the error itself, it lists the .dll file for my video card...maybe the RAM on the video card is shot? Anyone?

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Old 03-25-04, 11:52 PM   #5
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I think saturnotaku's suggestion is a good one. If you don't feel like fooling with the system memory physically just yet why don't you let memtest86 run all night long? Go download it and run it overnight. See what the results are... It's one of the best utilities out there, IMO. I still think it's probably your system RAM, not your video card @ this point.
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Old 03-26-04, 12:45 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the expert advice but, saturnotaku, I only have ONE 512 stick...I will download that memory utility and keep you guys posted. I thank everybody for their expertise and generosity.

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Old 03-26-04, 09:03 AM   #7
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Let us know what happens w/memtest. If it fails, you'll want to try a different stick of memory if you can. Also, run memtest86 for at least 8 hours to be certain things are OK.
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Old 03-26-04, 03:57 PM   #8
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OK...ran memtest for 13.5 hours and....nothing...not a single error. Now, I'm even MORE confused than before (if that's possible). Could it be anything else? or maybe the problem is so severe, that the program couldn't detect it...If anybody else has an opinion or even an experience with the problems I have been having, please share with me so that I may correct this problem quickly. Riptide, a special thanks goes out to you...I would have no idea what to do, and I thought I was pretty knowledgeable when it comes to this stuff...now I feel like a retard ...soooo THANKS! LOL!

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Old 03-26-04, 04:42 PM   #9
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There are two other things you can use to help further rule out actual hardware problems. Try running Prime95 for at least 6 hours on your machine. You can find it via a yahoo search. Another good program to test stability with is the SETI client. Run either/or of these two programs in Windows for extended periods and see if they crash. If they both are stable (I'd run them separately, btw) then it's unlikely IMO that your CPU, motherboard, or memory are the problem.

That leaves one of two things IMO: some sort of software issue is present -OR- your video card is getting flakey.

I'd consider rebuilding the machine from scratch if the tests I suggest above show no problems. If your issues continue after that then I'd think about getting a video card to swap in there and try.

And if all else fails, try posting on the forums @ www.abxzone.com. It's an excellent resource for problems such as these.
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Old 03-27-04, 02:07 PM   #10
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Is your system doing this at random times or just with games? If it's flaky all the time, the problem is the memory controller on the motherboard. My P4 board died this way. Only thing to do was replace it.
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Old 03-27-04, 10:08 PM   #11
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Are you runnung a creative sound card + oc fsb?
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Old 03-29-04, 10:34 PM   #12
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The random crash only happens with games, saturn...and nope on the soundcard...I am going to be running the prime 95 program tonight...I'll keep you guys updated.


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