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October 20, 2009 12:55:54 AM

Hey guys been loving Win7 since the day beta was released. Up until now the OS has been running fine. Yesterday I started getting a bunch of BSOD and random corrupt files.

The two BSOD I get are:

page_fault_in_nonpaged_area
driver_irql_not_less_or_equal

I'll try and get the minidumps, but the OS usually crashes. I was able to reinstall win vista without problems, but reinstalling win7 on a format hard drive gives me a BSOD.

Any suggestions? Sucks cause I have win7 on pre-order for 22nd :p 

Update: Just reseat my memory and my graphics card. Windows 7 is now installing from boot disc which it didn't before.

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a b $ Windows 7
October 20, 2009 1:55:01 AM

if you still have issues...
just try troubleshooting in safemode...
check drivers, ect.
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October 21, 2009 12:53:30 AM

Oh my memory is F**ked lol memtest86+ a zillion errors. Great
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a b $ Windows 7
October 21, 2009 4:40:13 AM

thats what i was afraid of...
if you got two sticks try one than the other and see if both are fried or just one. unless there was a power surge issue, its unlikely that both died simultaneously
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October 21, 2009 1:48:54 PM

I have 4 sticks total. I took two out, and ran memtest86+ for 3 hours with no errors. Installed win7 and everything was fine. Went to sleep with prime95 running, and it errored out on both cores. So now I'm stuck and confused. Am I looking at bad memory, CPU, motherboard? ugh
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a b $ Windows 7
October 21, 2009 4:50:24 PM

check each stick individually
thats the only way to figure out if they are bad

running Prime95 for extended times will even make the best sticks eventually error.
most people say 8 - 12 hrs. is an acceptable amount of error free time
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October 21, 2009 7:11:39 PM

portal said:
Hey guys been loving Win7 since the day beta was released. Up until now the OS has been running fine. Yesterday I started getting a bunch of BSOD and random corrupt files.

The two BSOD I get are:

page_fault_in_nonpaged_area
driver_irql_not_less_or_equal

I'll try and get the minidumps, but the OS usually crashes. I was able to reinstall win vista without problems, but reinstalling win7 on a format hard drive gives me a BSOD.

Any suggestions? Sucks cause I have win7 on pre-order for 22nd :p 

Update: Just reseat my memory and my graphics card. Windows 7 is now installing from boot disc which it didn't before.



Page fault in non paged area is almost always a ram issue of some kind or another,,
the irq is just insult to injury,,,,unless it occurs by itself...:) 
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October 22, 2009 4:39:27 AM

How would I know if my hard drive was corrupted?
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a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2009 4:45:40 AM

it wouldn't work if it was corrupted...
there would be a ton of issues
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October 22, 2009 5:44:14 AM

So my best bet is memory?
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a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2009 9:31:31 AM

yeah
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October 22, 2009 11:49:15 AM

I had the same BSOD's along with many others. Turned out that my CPU was cooking big time. replaced the cooler, and then no BSOD to be seen :) 
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