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#1 marlinsfan

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:14 AM

Hi there, I'm a noob so I don't know if I'm posting in the right place. I have a 3 yr old Lenovo Z61t, running XP. All original hardware. I'm getting a blue screen error at boot up. It shuts the computer down and restarts and it happens again. I've wiped the hard drive (thinking it was maybe a virus) and formatted it, and reinstalled windows, and still the same problem. Gotta be a hardware problem. Can anyone help? I've posted a picture of the blue screen.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:19 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Not so easy...take a look at http://aumha.org/a/stop.htm.

You want the section dealing with 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

The fact that you wiped the hard drive and the problem remains...suggests (IMO) a possible hard drive problem or RAM problem...so I would test those two seemingly obvious candidates before doing anything else.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool - http://www.memtest.org/#downiso

MemTest Manual - http://hcidesign.com/memtest/manual.html

Icrontic Diagnose with Memtest86+ - http://icrontic.com/articles/diagnose_with_memtest86

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:57 PM

Louis, thanks so much. That was very quick and you hit it on the head. I removed the extra RAM module I put in a couple of years ago (which I had forgotten about), and now the laptop is working again. All I need now is to buy new memory.....
Thanks very much!

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:42 PM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

Louis




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