Hi, I've been getting the "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" BSoD when starting my PC. It flashes up just as the quicklaunch icons are loading on the taskbar, then my computer restarts. Getting the same problem when trying to do a system restore, and normal safe mode isn't launching, instead it hangs on:
(I may have screwed a bit of that up, I can't even read my own handwriting).
The only way I've even been able to see the BSoD before it disappears is to disable automatic system restart.
Here's a poor quality image of the BSoD:
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Am running XP SP3 with 2GB RAM, nVidia 210 & Core2Duo 1.86GHz. Truly cutting edge, if it were 2002.
I've tried putting different RAM in and that didn't change anything, and also tried a different PSU as I've recently replaced it, but no help there either. I'm wondering if it could be linked to updating my Avast program, as that's the only significant change I made the night before it broke.
The only hope I have left is to take it to the local computer shop, but that costs money, so any help would be appreciated!