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Generic Errors Suck

Reinstalling Windows. I'm getting a "Page fault in nonpaged area" error. From googling around it usually means my RAM is bad (and here I thought all the recent crashing was due to some new driver or something I'd installed).

I'm running Memtest86 as we speak.

Thank god for two computer households, or I'd have NO clue what was going on. Well, either that or I'd be reinstalling Windows 98 just to get online and google around.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 13th, 2006
It's never too late to fall in love with DSL.
Permalink KayJay 
January 13th, 2006
What?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 13th, 2006
DamnSmallLinux
Permalink KayJay 
January 13th, 2006
pourquoi?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 13th, 2006
>> Well, either that or I'd be reinstalling Windows 98 just to get online and google around.

Pour cela.
Permalink KayJay 
January 13th, 2006
Ohhhhhhhh.

That's the least of my problems, my RAM just passed memtest and now I'm running a diagnostic on my hard drive.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 13th, 2006
It could be something as simple as a cable having worked loose in the machine -- I had one that kept dying on me with the same error as you're getting and it turned out to be caused by the IDE cable not being seated properly in my CD drive...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 13th, 2006
I just double checked all the cables. The hard disk check readout got all weird... the incremental numbers froze and one of them started blinking (?!), so I quit the check, shut down the computer, and checked the cables. Now I'm running the disk check program again.

The computer worked just fine (except for the occasional crashing - the UI would freeze up from time to time on certain events, I'd assumed it was linked to some monitor calibration software I'd installed but wasn't sure), it's only when I tried reinstalling windows that I started to get these errors. At first I thought it was a smudge on my Windows CD and some files that weren't copying correctly, but that seems just fine.

If all else fails, I'll install Win 98 until I figure out what's wrong. (I'd do Win2k, but the sound card drivers are either 98 or XP, and half the reason I'm doing this is so I can get at certain audio apps.)
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 13th, 2006
What are you using for checking the HD? I'd suggest fsck-ing it and use cfdisk to format it into FAT32 before re-installation. I still don't know why, but chkdsk and format on Windows failed to fix some bad sectors on one of my HD. The Linux equivalents seem to do it quite well.
Permalink KayJay 
January 13th, 2006
Oops, you found an error!