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Windows 7: BSOD, not so random. Help?

22 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
SOLVED: BSOD, not so random. Help?

I just recently installed Windows 7 RC.

I went to go get my Windows Experience Index score and after I clicked 'Run the Assesment' I was face to face with a blue screen. PAGE FAULT IN A NONPAGED AREA. It restarted and I tried again. Same thing.

I went to go change the screen saver, same blue screen. Restarted.

Double click on a picture I imported from my camera, same blue screen. Restarted. Clicked a different picture, same blue screen.

It has never happened randomly only when I do these certain things. I'm sure I'll click on something different and it will do it again.

This is a problem with Windows 7 it has never ever happened on my XP Prof in the years that I have used it.

Any suggestions?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Jun 2009   #2

XP Main

Need more information. What are your computer specs?
Is this a fresh install or did you add it as a partition to your main drive?
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22 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)

HP Pavillion dv6105us
AMD Turion Mobile Technology MK-36 2.00 GHz
2GB Memory
Nvidia Geforce Go 6150 gfx
(Need more?)

Windows 7 RC Build 7100 (32biit)

Clean install, formatted C drive before installing.

I have one other partition, HP-RECOVERY. Untouchable recovery partition. I didn't touch it when installing Windows 7 in case I needed it to reinstall XP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

This error is almost always caused by faulty hardware (bad memory etc) or a bad system driver. Could be video, audio or MB driver.

If this has been happeneing since day one of the install, try updating all your drivers one by one from each manufacturers website. and see if it goes away. Hardware errors are harder to detect though. Youcan try swapping your memory around and see if it happens more or less often, if so then bad memory is likely.

If it only started after some time, then go back to a clean install and do the test as you update each driver (video, audio etc) that you may have hand updated to get where you are now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)

It has been happening since install.

If it were a hardware issue wouldn't I have had a problem when I was using XP?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

That makes it less likely but not totally. Windows 7 uses ram more aggressively for caching, it may be making more use of the ram than you normally did with XP.

But most likely is one of the default hardware drivers that is installed is not really compatible with the hardware you are using. The defualt drivers try to be generic and minimalistic as possible to cover the widest range of hardware possible without requiring 50 gigs of storage to do it

Updating drivers with the "real" ones from manufacturers web sites might help. (I actually had the reverse with my NIC though heh, had to roll back to the default one)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)


Fixed :d
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