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BSoD on XP64 after installing windows auto updates

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October 29, 2008 1:30:27 AM

Hi, I just installed XP64 SP2 on my new system. It works perfectly fine until i run and install windows auto-update program. After everything installs and reboots, I get a BSoD dealing with disk.sys and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I have 8GB Ram on an ASUS Maximus 2 board, but i dont know if its ram. It works A-ok before the updates are installed. Any ideas?
October 29, 2008 1:40:57 AM

Dont instll all the updates. Do one at a time and figure out the problem child. Then skip it.
October 29, 2008 2:01:30 AM

Did you chose easy or custom update, perhaps it was a hardware update.
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October 29, 2008 2:29:53 AM

I know I could do it one by one, but considering there are 60 updates and thatd require 60 restarts..I'd only want to do that as last resort.

I did the express install on the updates
October 29, 2008 3:48:38 AM

Run memtest to be sure and try loading a Linux Live DVD to see if it's stable. Sounds like it could be a RAM problem, or vitrual memory system problem dealing with disk caching, or even a problem with a memory controller driver. Try turning off virtual memory by setting it to no paging file. With that much RAM you should be fine and may even boost performance for you a little. If it works fine then I would guess that it's an update dealing with a part of the virtual memory system such as disk caching, or a bad driver somewhere that doesn't like that update :D .
October 29, 2008 4:22:58 AM

chldsk /r ftw