Page Fault In Non Paged Area BSOD?!?!

Hi everyone!

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!
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  1. maybe just a weird coincidence, if one dimm was faulty then that was probably the problem and you shouldn't have errors anymore. just to be safe, what brand is your PSU?
  2. Thanks for your speedy reply!

    I have a Corsair AX850 Proffesional Series. I dont believe there is a problem with that as I bought it new a couple of months ago and has been working fine.
  3. Should be fine then :)
  4. Im just confused as to why this was happening only if I cut the power at the socket? Very weird...
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