I've already installed windows on this thing 5 or 6 times. this is also on a new harddrive. the old one was failing the SMART tests. every time I get all the updates it starts having issues.
at least that's when I start seeing the crashing.
it didn't crash on me this time. (using it now) it sat off since 11:00 am.
I set the recovery option to not restart. so I'll be able to catch a picture of it.
I also downloaded windows debuging tool from microsoft to let it scan the dump file. but it said the symbols are not pointing at the right something or other. (i'm not sure what I'm looking at lol) so it offers not much help either.
my brother thinks (since his did it) I have a issue with the new ram I put in it a month ago. I think he's out of it because linux doesn't have a problem.
I'm not going the re install windows route again. that never stopped the problem before. the only other thing I can think of is a driver causing it to crash.
I have a HP printer driver installed and everyone on the HP forums is cussing hp up and down about the troubles the software and drivers are causing on their computers.
I used to think it was Microsoft Security Essentials crashing it but I uninstalled it and it still crashed.
I'd uninstall the printer stuff but if you know anything about hp's printer driver/software, you know it cannot be removed completely. not even with their software scrubber. which then causes major problems with it when you try to reinstall it. it skips files and everthing and just causes major issues. to the point you pretty much have to reinstall windows just to get the printer to work. avoid hp printers at all costs.
the ironic thing about it is, the drivers/software they made for linux is 100% flawless. lol
here's a screen capture of the event in event viewer.
also note there is no "error" listed in the event viewer. just regualar "info" about a bugcheck.
ignore the blue lines in the picture. It did that after I resized it. it's not part of the regular screen
I've found a few old threads on other forums about display drivers are usually the cause of these kinds of crashes. but microsoft doesn't have newer drivers than the only driver compaq provides. which doesn't appear to ever been updated. and ATI has no info about this video chipset.
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Originally Posted by All Star
Reinstall Windows, and then enter windows recovery mode once you start booting up it will have choices, Esc, F1, F10, hurry and press the one that says windows recovery, tell me if this works.
If I have a xp disc with sp2 will it undo SP3? I don't want to create more problems. it takes days to reinstall all this stuff.
actually I'm not sure what you are telling me to do. are you telling me to insert my xp disc and run a system recovery?
alright guys, I get the BSOD that says Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area. again, this only happens on a start from sitting over night. never while using it, or restarting while installing stuff etc.