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March 13, 2008 9:48:19 PM

Hi guys!

I have a serious problem which I couldn't solve for months... Really annoys me...
I successfully set up a dual-boot system (Vista+XP).
Vista works perfectly BUT i have a major issue with XP...
XP very often gives me a BSOD after starting up. Not always but often.
This is the error message i get: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.
I can get into XP using safe mode with no problem.

I read many forums about this problem... some suggested to play with the RAMS, i have already tried that with no luck. I even set the page file on every drive to 0MB (at this point XP simply freezes, no BSOD). I recently got two brand new hard drives... don't think it is related to hard drives...

So far I noticed if i don't install any drivers (sound card, vid. card), just raw XP, BSOD won't happen. I suspect something with the Video card driver...

This is my config:

ASUS Striker Extreme
4 GB DDR2 Corsair XMS 800Mhz CL5 KIT
ASUS EN8800 Ultra
SB X-Fi Extreme Gamer
Plextor 810SA
500GB Samsung 7200rpm 16MB (Win XP)
500GB Western Dig. 7200rpm 16MB (Win Vista)
800W FSP BlueStorm PSU

March 14, 2008 12:43:24 AM

I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostics from a bootable floppy disk and it found no errors...
March 14, 2008 8:37:07 AM

Please guys help me, i couln't use XP for at least 4 months because of this problem... Any clues?
Post here any idea please!!