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Markomaki
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Randomly I get blue screen where is some text and error like: PAGE_FAULT_INNONPAGET_AREA. Last time it happend when I used Disk Defragment, my windows is installed on D drive and I have win98 on C.

What could be reason for that?
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Top Expert 2004

Commented:
what are the numbers given in the blue screen
we need to knowthe exact error message, and the numbers listed
BRONZE EXPERT
Top Expert 2007

Commented:
In general, I would

I would run the Start-windows update to make sure that you have the newest updates.

In addition Cleanup the startup stuff. For  NT or win2k,
Download the Startup COP a free pcmag utility from
http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/info/0,,77594,.html
 Run it and it will show you everything that is listed in all the possible startup
 places, and allow you to disable things one at a time until the problem is eliminated.
 A lot of probelms are caused by excess old baggage - programs that have not been properly  un-installed. Startup Cop will eliminate leftovers and un-wanted programs that you no longer want.
Older Antivirus programs and Norton Utilities have been known to cause problems
try disabling them also !

Update and run 2 good, updated antivirus program- Norton, McAffee etc.
 
 Then run SFC /scannow from a DOS Window.

ALso check into getting driver updates for ALL of your hardware, BIOS, VGA, motherboard etc.

Do a Defrag from SAFE mode !

Make sure that each partition has at least 15% free space.

Check your swap file settings.

You may try doing a scanreg /fix from a DOS prompt.

I hope this helps !
BRONZE EXPERT

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As steve mentioned above:  paste the exact error here.
Also have you added any new hardware lately?  

Commented:
Sounds like you have a dodgy driver installed (maybe your video card that you have asked about in a previous question).  If there are any hardware devices for which you do not have a driver that was installed by Windows XP, check the manufacturers website for information - they may have a special Beta drivers secton with specific Windows XP drivers as opposed to older Windows 98/ME/2000 WDM drivers that may not have been fully tested with XP

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The error message number was:

STOP: 0x00000050 (0xC1072DE8, 0x00000000, 0x8050DA2D, 0x00000000

Top Expert 2004

Commented:
that is a rather broad stop error message
see here
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q183/1/69.ASP
do you have a sound blaster?
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q211/2/41.ASP
these atricles refer to w2k, but should apply

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