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Hello to all. I dont know if this is in the right topic but, i am in desperate need for help.<br />
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i dont know what or how it happened but first of all my programs in windows were having errors and crashed. Then the Blue screen errors came up stating different kinds of errors. I used chkdsk and set bios into default setting and eveything seemed fine. One las time i booted it said MBR not found. so i had to reinstall windows.<br />
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But this is where te confising part is. During th middle of the set up. Where it starts to copy files... THE damn blue error screen appears saying <br />
FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA<br />
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Ive tried setup several times. with different XP cd's and still nothing<br />
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please help!
 

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Hmmm... HDD going/gone bad?<br />
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Don't worry the experts will be along soon. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Are you running overclocked or stock?<br />
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Run memtest86 on your RAM. I suspect your RAM is causing trouble.
 
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at first i though it was a virus... but HDD seems fine i dont have another pc with me that has serial ATA but i have a friend that does. But is it any different than the regular format on windows setup?
 

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i cant run memtest... i would have to go to a friends house to let me install my ram on his computer...I am reinstalling windows once again... but why would ram cause the loss of boot record??
 

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damn...waht does this mean FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA<br />
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and on the windows format i do 1 partition and not pick the quick right?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">damn...waht does this mean FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA<br />
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and on the windows format i do 1 partition and not pick the quick right?</div>

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I suggested to test RAM (and you run memtest from a bootable floppy... so no need for Windows or anything else), since the symptoms indicate too high an overclock. That's why I asked if you're running stock or overclock when it first happened. since yuo reset CMOS, you're now at stock, but the high overclock might have messed up stuff... and maybe a RAM stick was faulty to begin with. <br />
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The problems you describe can occur when you push your parts too hard.<br />
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Oh.... another issue when this error can occur: Do you ahve any USB devices connected to your rig (esp. mass storage devices like an external hard drive or a thumb drive.)<br />
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Here is a quote from a site that has some info on the BSOD error you get:<br />
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Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card). Use the General Troubleshooting of STOP Messages checklist above.

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</div><a href="http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php#0x50" target="_blank">http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php#0x50</a><br />
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The fact that the MBR is not found does NOT mean the HDD is faulty, but it could well be that it's loadedi n the RAM , and then the RAM screws up. I seriously suspect RAM here, or the presence of a USB device messing up things.<br />
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And here is the MS article about this error during set up...again indicating RAM as the problem:<br />
<a href="http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=171003&sd=RMVP" target="_blank">http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=171003&sd=RMVP</a><br />
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Get memtest86, dump it on a bootable floppy, boot from the floppy and run it.
 

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awsome help. I will follow your steps.
 

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good luck. I hope this will solve the problem.
 
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i will post update as soon as i finish... might take a while
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I suggested to test RAM (and you run memtest from a bootable floppy... so no need for Windows or anything else), since the symptoms indicate too high an overclock. That's why I asked if you're running stock or overclock when it first happened. since yuo reset CMOS, you're now at stock, but the high overclock might have messed up stuff... and maybe a RAM stick was faulty to begin with.<br><br>
The problems you describe can occur when you push your parts too hard.<br><br>
Oh.... another issue when this error can occur: Do you ahve any USB devices connected to your rig (esp. mass storage devices like an external hard drive or a thumb drive.)<br><br>
Here is a quote from a site that has some info on the BSOD error you get:<br><a href="http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php#0x50" target="_blank">http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php#0x50</a><br><br>
The fact that the MBR is not found does NOT mean the HDD is faulty, but it could well be that it's loadedi n the RAM , and then the RAM screws up. I seriously suspect RAM here, or the presence of a USB device messing up things.<br><br>
And here is the MS article about this error during set up...again indicating RAM as the problem:<br><a href="http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=171003&sd=RMVP" target="_blank">http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=171003&sd=RMVP</a><br><br>
Get memtest86, dump it on a bootable floppy, boot from the floppy and run it.</div>
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what version do i get??
 

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Get this one:<br><a href="http://www.memtest86.com/memt32.zip" target="_blank">http://www.memtest86.com/memt32.zip</a><br><br>
Create a bootable floppy and install it..
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Get this one:<br><a href="http://www.memtest86.com/memt32.zip" target="_blank">http://www.memtest86.com/memt32.zip</a><br><br>
Create a bootable floppy and install it..</div>
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how do i make the boot disk??/ using xp??
 

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yeah.. you don't have XP in the rig you're using now?<br><br>
Just format a floppy, and check on the box to make a bootable diskette
 
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<a href="http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.2.iso.zip" target="_blank">cd version</a>
 

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one of my ram sticks has bad adresses<br>
i took one off and everything running as usual.<br><br>
damn this sux. i guess there is no fix for it huh?<br>
imma try to contact patriot to see what they can do
 

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found the culprit.<br><br>
Remove that stick. Can you RMA it?
 
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