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26 Aug 2011   #161
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Did you re-apply the CPU thermal Paste?
Did you have only one RAM card installed?
Did you disable Cool 'n Quiet?

Any of these could have caused/contributed to the BSoD.

Your BSoD:
STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM), Faulty system service, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS
Invalid system memory was referenced.

This can be caused by the CPU overheating, questionable RAM, graphics card RAM.
A device driver shouldn't be a cause during installation.


If your boot manager has three versions of Windows 7 and XP, you need to do as Greg suggested, wipe the entire HDD and start the installation on a clean hard drive.

Can you use the Partition Wizard CD and get a picture of the hard disk layout, and post here?


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26 Aug 2011   #162
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Did you re-apply the CPU thermal Paste? Yes
Did you have only one RAM card installed? Yes, I now have the other 1GB stick that was stress tested installed.
Did you disable Cool 'n Quiet? Yes

Any of these could have caused/contributed to the BSoD.

Your BSoD:
STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM), Faulty system service, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS
Invalid system memory was referenced.

This can be caused by the CPU overheating, questionable RAM, graphics card RAM.
A device driver shouldn't be a cause during installation.

The original graphics card has also been replaced.

If your boot manager has three versions of Windows 7 and XP, you need to do as Greg suggested, wipe the entire HDD and start the installation on a clean hard drive.

That has already been done but not deliberately. I wanted to keep that XP OS. It happened because I did the diskpart clean all without reading all of the instructions (cautions/warnings).

Can you use the Partition Wizard CD and get a picture of the hard disk layout, and post here?

I think so. I used PW initially to clean the partition where I wanted W7 . That was quit some time back before I did the diskpart 2 days ago.
Speaking of multiple W7 entries in the MBR:

1) Is a new entry made every time I boot from the W7 installation disc?

2) Is there any way to delete the unwanted ones without doing a diskpart and starting over. Reason I ask is because I believe I have rebooted from disk twice since I did the diskpart.


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26 Aug 2011   #163
gregrocker

 

Try the install first to see what happens.

If it fails again, wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean All as you were advised days ago and repeatedly since.

You have four HD's so you should be able to consolidate your data so you can wipe one. These HD's should have already been tried as alternatives.

I asked you if you could consolidate your data to free up a HD awhile back and you ignored it as you have other steps. It is your responsibility to go back over the thread to make sure every step has been tried, not wait for us to do it for you.
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26 Aug 2011   #164
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try the install first to see what happens.

If it fails again, wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean All as you were advised days ago and repeatedly since.

I have wiped the HD twice before with diskpart and once (earlier) with PW. In response to your recommendations.

You have four HD's so you should be able to consolidate your data so you can wipe one. These HD's should have already been tried as alternatives.

I only have three HDs, one failed long ago. This was a RAID5 failure. That is why I had 4 drives.

I asked you if you could consolidate your data to free up a HD awhile back and you ignored it as you have other steps. It is your responsibility to go back over the thread to make sure every step has been tried, not wait for us to do it for you.

I know you suggested that I incorporate another HD. I did not ignore that but I did reject the idea because I can not take a chance with the data on those two drives. I do believe I responded with that as well. Those drives have been reloacted to another machine where they are used daily.

I totally accept your proclamation that recovery from this problem is MY responsibility and I have repeatedly gone back over the contents of the threads in an effort to take full advantage of the suggestions being given by you and others. I have printed the thread and carry it with me as reading material when I must be away from the computer.

I am sorry if it seems I am ungrateful. I equally regret that it seems I am waiting for directions from the forum. I do not do that. I have spent nearly all my waking hours for about the last two weeks.

I do very much appreciate this thread and all the members that have contributed. Believe, I am not ungrateful for your assistance. I do not take it for granted.
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26 Aug 2011   #165
gregrocker

 

If you have wiped this HD, how is XP still on it? A partition-specific wipe does not clean the boot sector which is the point of wiping on install failure.

Have you tried another of your HD's as suggested, and did you wipe that HD?
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26 Aug 2011   #166
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you have wiped this HD, how is XP still on it? A partition-specific wipe does not clean the boot sector which is the point of wiping on install failure. Please read post #155. I no longer have XP.

Have you tried another of your HD's as suggested, and did you wipe that HD?
I have NO OTHER HDs that are available for use. Those HDs have critical information on them that I cannot take a chance of losing. I may need to purchase another HD but those are out of the question.

I am sorry for the impatience, but out of perhaps 10,000 users helped here I've never seen anything like this where I've had to repeat steps 2-3 times per day.
I hope I am not the only one having fun.
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26 Aug 2011   #167
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
Speaking of multiple W7 entries in the MBR:

1) Is a new entry made every time I boot from the W7 installation disc?

2) Is there any way to delete the unwanted ones without doing a diskpart and starting over. Reason I ask is because I believe I have rebooted from disk twice since I did the diskpart.


1. A new entry can be made each time you INSTALL the OS and it fails.
2. You can FORMAT the drive/partition, but it is FAR better to wipe it clean again after each failed installation.

But now you need to focus on the MEMORY problem.
Try to install with only one stick of RAM in Slot A1.
If that fails, wipe the disk, and try to install with the other (one) stick of RAM in Slot A1.
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26 Aug 2011   #168
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
Speaking of multiple W7 entries in the MBR:

1) Is a new entry made every time I boot from the W7 installation disc?

2) Is there any way to delete the unwanted ones without doing a diskpart and starting over. Reason I ask is because I believe I have rebooted from disk twice since I did the diskpart.


1. A new entry can be made each time you INSTALL the OS and it fails.
2. You can FORMAT the drive/partition, but it is FAR better to wipe it clean again after each failed installation.

But now you need to focus on the MEMORY problem.
Try to install with only one stick of RAM in Slot A1.
If that fails, wipe the disk, and try to install with the other (one) stick of RAM in Slot A1.
My last two failed attempts (BSoD after "Completing Installation") were done with a single stick (1GB) located in A1.

I have just finished a wipe of the HD (diskpart) and I removed that memory stick and installed a different one in B1. If more meaningful, I will move it back to A1 before I go for another installation (tomorrow).

I made some changes in partition size (after the diskpart mentioned above) using PW.
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26 Aug 2011   #169
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you have wiped this HD, how is XP still on it? A partition-specific wipe does not clean the boot sector which is the point of wiping on install failure.

Have you tried another of your HD's as suggested, and did you wipe that HD?
Greg, XP has been gone from that HD (my one and only HD on this computer) for a couple days. It was taken off about three diskparts back.
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26 Aug 2011   #170
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Did you re-apply the CPU thermal Paste?
Did you have only one RAM card installed?
Did you disable Cool 'n Quiet?

Any of these could have caused/contributed to the BSoD.

Your BSoD:
STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM), Faulty system service, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS
Invalid system memory was referenced.

This can be caused by the CPU overheating, questionable RAM, graphics card RAM.
A device driver shouldn't be a cause during installation.


If your boot manager has three versions of Windows 7 and XP, you need to do as Greg suggested, wipe the entire HDD and start the installation on a clean hard drive.

Can you use the Partition Wizard CD and get a picture of the hard disk layout, and post here?
I just finished another "diskpart clean all" on my HD. As you requested, I ran PW to get an image of the current layout. While there, I tweaked the sizes and edited the labels using PW.

I have never done this before so I might have done it wrong. Please do critique.

Windows 7 Installation-p8260080.jpg

I did some things while I was trying tyo get W7 up and running that I now regret. I am preparing to recover from those mistakes but I feel a need to double check before I screw up.

My hard drive (Disk 0) is divided into three sections: 50 GB for a partition that has the OS; 200MB for a partition I labeled System Reserve and 90GB unallocated.

I expected the System Reserve was going to be used by Windows for some sort of recovery system. Obviously, I was wrong.

Now I would like to utilize at least some of the available space (System Reserve and Unallocated) for "Applications" (MS Office, AutoCad, etc). Can I do that without putting the OS in jeopardy or have I just wasted away 90GB.


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