Recently I have gotten into the habit of switching the socket off that my PC is plugged into when I have finished using it. (Switching the PC off properly first however). But a strange thing has started to happen now.
About 8/10 times I switch the socket back on and power up my rig the next day, it will go through POST and boot into Windows perfectly fine, and then about 5 seconds later, it will BSOD, page fault in non paged area? And it will do this about 4 or 5 times before I can use my PC? Now, if I do not iscolate the power at the socket and leave it like that overnight, the PC will power up fine?
Now, I know that the 'page fault' error refers to either a Registry error or a RAM problem. So I downloaded a registry cleaner, used regedit and manually cleaned the registry also, and then tested each RAM stick induvidually to see if that could be the problem. I have managed to iscolate 1 DIMM which seems to be causing the problem, and I am now going to try switching my PC on over the next few days and see if the problem persists. If it does I shall simply RMA the DIMM.
My question is, even though I have removed what appears to be a faulty DIMM, why is it that the BSOD only happened if i totally cut the power? Like I said above, providing I didnt cut the power at the socket I never had a problem?
If anyone could help me I would most certainly appreciate it, thanks!