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#1 Bombardo

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:30 AM

Greetings -

I'm having trouble with an old HP Pavillion running pre-installed XP Home.

It has never been upgraded, and the hardware is all original.
 
Here it is:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c00575715

It crashed years ago, so I shelved it and bought a new machine. My daughter is now old enough to use a computer for homework, and I would like to get it up and running for her if possible.

Here's the problem.

I thought I was XPeriencing a software issue, so I bought a set of 4 recovery DVDs (RestoreDisks.com) and proceeded to recover it. The first disk created a "recovery partition" and then began the recovery. About 20 minutes into the process (around 5% completed) up pops the nasty BSOD "Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area" with error code 0X00000050. I researched the code and found suggestions indicating I should update the display adapters, or replace the RAM, or even replace the HDD. Replacing the HDD or RAM seems pretty straight forward, but how can I confirm that either is the real problem?

 

The HDD "sounds" great, and while I realize this is no indication of its true condition, I replaced one in the past that sounded like a dumpster being dragged across concrete. By contrast, this little 250GB gem quietly hums a sweet song of innocence. My best guess is that I've managed to wipe out the OS and can't re-install it. The RAM is snug. Other connections are solid. I think I've finally arrived at the point where I need to ask for help.

 

Nothing against old Harvey toubleshooter down at the Mom and Pop shop. He offered to look at it for a hundred bucks and then spent 30 minutes trying to sell me a wristband. I think I'd rather put that hundred toward some hardware (or some beer if I get really lucky). Anyway, I've got some tools here and I'm not afraid of blood, sweat, tears, or being electrocuted. I'm ready to dig in and go elbow deep if necessary.

 

Please point me in the right direction.

Thanks

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#2 dls62

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:16 AM

BSOD 0x50 is often related to faulty RAM or video memory, MemTest86 would be a good tool to test your RAM to identify if there are any problems there.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:03 AM

I have burnt the ISO to a CDR.

I have placed this CDR into the same drive that the recovery disk starts right up in.

When I restart the computer, the program MemTest86 does not run.

Instead I get the following error message:

 

"NTLDR is missing, press ctrl+alt+del to restart"



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:10 AM

Hi

 

What you should run is Memtest86+ which is more reliable and efficient than the old Memtest86. Please refer the below guide for detailed info.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:13 AM

Boot the system and press the Esc key when you see the HP logo on the screen.

 

Select the option to boot from th dvd/cd drive



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:46 AM

Thank you

Its running now

and spitting out errors like crazy

 

Is there anything in particular I should be looking for, or should I just plan on buying a couple sticks?



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:01 AM

If it's already throwing out errors I would just go for new memory.  Something like these:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231018

 

or similar.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:00 AM

MemTest has already counted over 65535+ errors, and still running tests.

 

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the RAM was the problem.

 

Corrupted RAM seems like an isolated issue, so I dont suppose anything

else is wrong with the computer (knock on wood).

 

40 bucks for a couple sticks, beats 10 times that for a new machine.

 

Plenty of beer money left over =)

 

THX Again!



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

You may as well stop the test.  You're not going to gain anything from it continuing.

 

Good luck and if you get any more problems after replacing the RAM, please come back to us and we'll help you out.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:36 AM

Yep

If I bodge it, I'll be back.

 

Cheerio!



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:02 PM

**Quick Question**

 

IF

 

my PSU is "too hot".. will it BBQ ram chips?

 

I was looking over the spec sheet earlier.

Im supposed to have a 300w PSU.

Just noticed mine is 500w...

 

I think I might be melting memory



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:10 PM

If your PSU has a higher output rating than the minimum required that is not a problem.  The PSU fan will keep it cool anyway.

 

You will only get problems if one of the cooling fans fails.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:16 PM

Ok THX






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