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Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area (Kernal Fault Check)

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#1 rwhjr


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:25 PM

I have recently began to get Blue Screen - Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area crashes on my HP DV1000 laptop/XPHome/SP3. I have tried to reboot and sometimes it boots up just fine. I have followed the steps described in this column and am posting the following Dump File Analysis Report. It seems that the issue is with the NTOSKRNL.EXE file. I have analyzed several of the dump file reports and they all indicate this as the probable issue.

Does anyone have any suggestions how to resolve this?

Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.10.0003.233 X86
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Loading Dump File [C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini010709-10.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055b1c0
Debug session time: Wed Jan 7 10:54:09.296 2009 (GMT-6)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:55.875
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 10000050, {e1103000, 0, 804d92c2, 1}

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!KiFastCallEntry+f8 )

Followup: MachineOwner

kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
is pointing at freed memory.
Arg1: e1103000, memory referenced.
Arg2: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
Arg3: 804d92c2, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
Arg4: 00000001, (reserved)

Debugging Details:

Could not read faulting driver name

READ_ADDRESS: e1103000

804d92c2 66f2af repne scas word ptr es:[edi]





PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 804de7ec to 804d92c2

a99d0d44 804de7ec 0256e688 00100080 0256e654 nt!RtlInitUnicodeString+0x1b
a99d0d44 00000001 0256e688 00100080 0256e654 nt!KiFastCallEntry+0xf8
WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
00000810 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 0x1


804de7ec 8be5 mov esp,ebp


SYMBOL_NAME: nt!KiFastCallEntry+f8



IMAGE_NAME: ntoskrnl.exe


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x50_nt!KiFastCallEntry+f8

BUCKET_ID: 0x50_nt!KiFastCallEntry+f8

Followup: MachineOwner

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:15 PM

ntoskrnl.exe is a critical process involved in the boot-up cycle.


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:36 PM

This is an error with a program accessing memory. The memory address that it tried to access was either empty, or didn't have the contents that it expected to find.

This can happen (most commonly) due to corrupted memory (RAM, VRAM, mobo, cpu, virtual memory) or it can be due to a corruption in a software driver (or even malware).

Unfortunately, the dump file doesn't contain much information about the program that caused this. It mostly points to Windows system files - and if they were corrupt there'd be more problems with your system than just the BSOD's.

So, we'll start with having you conduct a memory diagnostic. Here's a link to a free, bootable one: http://www.memtest86.com/
Please read the directions carefully so you can make a boot disk. Then boot with it in the drive. You'll have to press "Esc" as the HP screen first shows up - this will let you access the boot menu and will let you tell the system to boot from the CD/DVD drive.

Let the test run for at least 3 passes - but overnight is better. If it starts spitting errors out, you can stop the test and post back here.
Let us know how it works out and we'll move on from there.

While waiting for a reply, you may want to try the advice here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252 This will let you know if an infection is present.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:18 PM

I ran the memory test... everything OK. Also ran virus scans.. also all OK.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:30 PM

I ran the memory test... everything OK. Also ran virus scans.. also all OK.

If you allowed memtest to complete its full scan with no errors then continue to a hard drive diagnostic test:


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