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83LowRider
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      10-31-2010
I was given a computer (minus hard drive) from
a relative. It was my intent to make it usable and
give to a friend with no money/computer. As the
only use would be to play a few simple games,
play mp3s or maybe some avi files I would send him
(he's not interested in internet) this AMD 950Mhz
seemed ideal. (it had a 256 stick of pc133 ram too)

Put a 200gb WD drive in it, insert XP cd ---
Get to the point of accepting agreement, hit F8.
(usually get this far, not always)
Sometimes get further, during one try I even got
about half way thru the install.

At some point the screen blanks, and the blue screen
error message appears -- PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED
AREA. Googling this gave various info, but usually ram
related. Reseated it, no luck, traded it out with another
piece of pc133 256mb. Switched slots (two slots) also.

I've got a copy of the install cd.. tried the other copy.
Same thing.

Found an antique hard drive (7gb) from no telling where.
Switched out the hdd to the 7gb, and turned computer
on. It actually booted into win 95. It was missing a bunch
of drivers, found some, but eventually booted up and
mostly functioned. (didn't try internet). Set bios to boot
from cd, tried xp cd again and same thing/message.

The only thing to add is that one of those blue screens
gave the added info at bottom of screen ---
TECH INFORMATION
STOP: 0x00000050
PARTMGR.SYS - address
F97B2B3D base at F97B0000

Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.




 
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Peter Foldes
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      10-31-2010
83LowRider

See the following for possible fixes for the STOP: 0x00000050 Error

http://aumha.org/a/stop.php#0x50
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      10-31-2010
On Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:41:52 +0000, ~BD~ wrote:

> I did have a similar problem to you once. I discovered (eventually!)
> that it was due to a duff stick of RAM.


Yup. Page fault-----> duff memory.

No eventually about it.

To the OP- run memtest.



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Meat Plow
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      10-31-2010
On Sun, 31 Oct 2010 04:03:12 -0400, 83LowRider wrote:

> PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED
> AREA. Googling this gave various info, but usually ram related.


Google Memtest 86.



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83LowRider
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      10-31-2010
VanguardLH wrote:

> You were going to give your "friend" an illegal copy of Windows? You
> actually bought another legal copy of Windows to give to your
> "friend"?


It was actually my intention for it to leave here with
a corp copy of Win 2000 due to the small amout
of memory involved and the minimal use/need of the
computer. I suppose we could wait for Obama to
give the ol' guy a computer, but I'm a firm believer
that charity should begin and end at home. Since
we're obviously making assumptions about others,
why do you hate poor old people?


 
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83LowRider
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      10-31-2010
Meat Plow wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Oct 2010 04:03:12 -0400, 83LowRider wrote:
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>> PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED
>> AREA. Googling this gave various info, but usually ram related.

>
> Google Memtest 86.


I've used memtest in the far past, downloaded the
current version. Out'a curiousity, I put both sticks
in an old PIII and it only recognized one of the sticks.
Odd tho, that in the AMD I tried a single stick (both)
in both slots.. I'll burn the mem disc and see what it
says tonight. Thanks to all those who responded.
Always appreciated.


 
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83LowRider
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      10-31-2010
Barry OGrady wrote:

>> Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.

>
> I have had blue screens caused by a faulty power supply.


I've had the same happen, but when it booted into Win95
it remained up and running for quite some time. Without
proof, I assumed that would have ruled out the power
supply. If memtest shows a good stick of ram, the ps will
be the next switch after the Titans game.
Thanks.


 
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VanguardLH
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      10-31-2010
83LowRider wrote:

> VanguardLH wrote:
>
>> You were going to give your "friend" an illegal copy of Windows? You
>> actually bought another legal copy of Windows to give to your
>> "friend"?

>
> It was actually my intention for it to leave here with a corp copy of
> Win 2000 due to the small amout of memory involved and the minimal
> use/need of the computer.


"Corporate" licenses are volume licenses. They are not to get sliced up
to pass instances of the volume license to entities outside the
organization to which the volume license was originally distributed.
Folks on eBay trying to slice up volume licenses have discovered their
"error" (in trying to sell pirated copies), like trying to slice up a
5-volume license of Windows or Quicken.

All instances of the "corporate" volume license are to remain within the
organization to which that volume license was sold.

> I suppose we could wait for Obama to give the ol' guy a computer, but
> I'm a firm believer that charity should begin and end at home.


Oh great, another socialist that believes we need to pay even more taxes
to pay for non-essentials to those that cannot afford them.

> Since we're obviously making assumptions about others, why do you hate
> poor old people?


So my assumption was correct. You ARE trying to give your "friend" an
illegal copy of Windows. If you want to give them a free OS, why not
put on one of the many free distros of Linux? Many have desktops very
similar to Windows and they don't take anymore a steeper learning curve
than it does to learn to the same degree of Windows. Plus you get a
stronger more robust OS that doesn't have the higher hardware
requirements of Windows.

www.distrowatch.com

No, I'm not proselytizing some Linux. I have far more Windows hosts
than *NIX hosts but I don't use the excuse that I can get away with it
to proliferate illegal licenses of Windows, especially when your
"friend" is expecting you to give them something usable, won't be later
detected as a pirated version, or has problems with it and reveals it
was pirated (by you on behalf of them). It's damn easy to stay legal
just by using or re-distributing a *free* OS.
 
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83LowRider
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      11-01-2010
VanguardLH wrote:

> "Corporate" licenses are volume licenses. They are not to get sliced
> up to pass instances of the volume license to entities outside the
> organization to which the volume license was originally distributed.
> Folks on eBay trying to slice up volume licenses have discovered their
> "error" (in trying to sell pirated copies), like trying to slice up a
> 5-volume license of Windows or Quicken.


And once again, you're presuming. You presume I wasn't aware
of what you wrote above. You presume I'm using pirated software
to put on an antique computer to give an antique old man.

> All instances of the "corporate" volume license are to remain within
> the organization to which that volume license was sold.


It's legitimate, it's mine, and like anyone else, I'll do with it as I
choose best. Thanks for your concern tho.

>> I suppose we could wait for Obama to give the ol' guy a computer, but
>> I'm a firm believer that charity should begin and end at home.

>
> Oh great, another socialist that believes we need to pay even more
> taxes to pay for non-essentials to those that cannot afford them.


I'm so anti-Obama/socialist your head would spin if you knew.
If you didn't read the sarcasm in my above statement, you certainly
cannot read my windows license from such a distance.

>> Since we're obviously making assumptions about others, why do you
>> hate poor old people?

>
> So my assumption was correct. You ARE trying to give your "friend" an
> illegal copy of Windows. If you want to give them a free OS, why not
> put on one of the many free distros of Linux? Many have desktops very
> similar to Windows and they don't take anymore a steeper learning
> curve than it does to learn to the same degree of Windows. Plus you
> get a stronger more robust OS that doesn't have the higher hardware
> requirements of Windows.


You should worry more over illegal aliens, corporate welfare, muslim
fanatics and the jobless rate. These things may actually matter to you.
Thanks for the advice with my problem tho.... oh.... wait...
nevermind.


 
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VanguardLH
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      11-01-2010
83LowRider wrote:

> VanguardLH wrote:
>
>> "Corporate" licenses are volume licenses. They are not to get sliced
>> up to pass instances of the volume license to entities outside the
>> organization to which the volume license was originally distributed.

>
> And once again, you're presuming. You presume I wasn't aware
> of what you wrote above. You presume I'm using pirated software
> to put on an antique computer to give an antique old man.


Once you said "corporate" version and putting it on this friend's host
you gave yourself away. No presumption required. You outted yourself.

>> All instances of the "corporate" volume license are to remain within
>> the organization to which that volume license was sold.

>
> It's legitimate, it's mine, and like anyone else, I'll do with it as I
> choose best. Thanks for your concern tho.


Wrong. All you bought (assuming you bought it) was a *license*. You
NEVER bought the software. And, of course, it's your company and this
friend is suddenly going to become your employee so you can legally
parse out an instance of that volume license. Uh huh. You're just
digging a deeper hole for your excuse.

> You should worry more over illegal aliens, corporate welfare, muslim
> fanatics and the jobless rate. These things may actually matter to you.


Oh, female logic. When losing the argument, attempt diversion to a
completely different topics or justify using unrelated bullshit excuses.
 
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