page fault in non-paged area

anyone seen this before who can translate it for me?
'Page fault in non paged area'
win32k.sys caused a problem or something..

I've got a system managed page file if that can affect anything.

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  1. That shouldn't have anything to do with your page file. And there nothing on win32k.sys under XP in the KB.

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  2. KB?

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  3. Knowledge Base.

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  4. In Win2k memory is divided into pages. "Page fault in non paged area" translates approximately:
    Something tried to write to an area of RAM it wasn't supposed to, the app/system tried to access memory in an area that isn't assigned to it, or the memory returned a bad/invalid value when it was queried. This is usually caused by bad/faulty memory or a bad driver. Win2k.sys is a system file so I wouldn't suspect it - unless you have a virus or haven't (re)updated to the latest SP after installing a new driver.

    If you are overclocking this means you have gone a little too far - scale it back a notch and you should be OK.

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  5. It could be the overclocking i guess. It was running fine until I knocked the ram voltage down a notch. I didnt think about it until you mentioned.

    It only happens if i boot the system up cold, until it warms up a bit. I'm gonna start pumping 3v through my crucial again + see if that stops it.

    Thanks one and all.

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