( 1 x 128 MB Kingston PC2100 CL2.5 DDR, 1 x 128 MB "Generic" PC2100 CL2.0 DDR)
Gigabyte Radeon 9000 (non-Pro) 64 MB
Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3)
nForce system driver 2.03
Catalyst 3.4 </i>
The problem started from today, 6 hours before. Problem Type:-
#1) BSOD:- says that "Page_Fault_In_NonPaged_Area" or something like this. I never had BSOD with my system since I bought it 15 months before (except from buggy nv4disp.dll)
#2) After cold reboot with reset switch, one of the three things happen- a) BSOD after Windows Logo screen b) Not responding system after logon, just after when the start menu appears, c) Normal startup, and BSOD after 10 minutes
#3) Sometimes after pressing reset switch, no post screen or anything appears on the screen. Then I have unplug the power source. Or, sometimes a screen apprears saying "BIOS ROM checksum error, please insert system disk"
#4) Clearing CMOS doesn't help.
#5) After problem described in #3, I have to wait at least 10 minutes to get the system working agian for 10 minutes
#6) System stabilty isn't depending on application type, just typing and browsing causes problem.
#7) Max stable operation time:- 10 minutes max. for 2.0-2-2-6 memory timing, 10 minutes typical for BIOS default memory timing (Once I got it stable for 20 minutes with BIOS default memory timing.
This looks like a good forum guys--had this same error-can't find out crap about it-but I'm about to try rebuilding the page file-sounds like good advice-realize I never had these errors before changing virtual memory options-have since changed it back, but to no avail. Will let you guys know if it really worked.
WINDOWS XP PRO---Dual AMD MP 1.4--64MB DDR ATI RADEON--512 MB PC2100--80GB+80GB+40GB
Spitfire I had a similar problem with my old comp. It was running a shuttle ak32, mx440, athlon 2000+,256 ddr266. Bsods concering IRQL, PFN and such. All the time. Also after logging into windows the mouse would just freeze. I also got a bios error. It said Bios Checksum Error - Defaults Loaded. After restarting from the bsods and freezing it said that. Well the bad news is I never fixed it, that motherboard died, and im now enjoying my k7n2 delta ilsr. Not sure thats what you wanted to hear...
Hi Spitfire. Hope you have air cond cause I.m betting it's hot and muggy there now.
Your problem sounds like too much heat in the ram cct. How is the cpu temp? Check the ram 1 stick at a time, then test the heat on the north bridge (finger test). If the ram's fine and your cpu is ok try putting an old style cpu fan on the north bridge. Hope this helps, and good luck.
Possibly I've fixed the problem. One of the memory modules (the Kingston one) seems to be bad. With only the generic module 1 got the system 100% stable as usual for 1.5+ hours, while simultaneously running prime95 (in background), Scanning with NAV and playing MP3 with Winamp. But with only the Kingston module, prime95 torture test halted for a fatal error, and within 10 seconds I got that BSOD saying "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA".
This is the error message of prime95
<b> FATAL ERROR: Resuleting sum was 8.72128802677524e+016, expected: 8.721288021728968e+016
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file. </b>
BTW, the POST related problems and "BIOS Checksum error" problem has gone. My system is now dog slow with 128 MB RAM. This is the only problem now, hope I'll be able to fix it within 1-2 week :wink:
Thanks to all who tried to help me in this thread.