Windows XP setup failure (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)
Posted on 2002-05-30
when installing windows XP on my new pc, the setup started. It got to the screen which says to setup win XP press enter, or to exit press F3, then the pc hung and the keyboard lights went out. I restarted and ran FDISK on the new hard drive, then formatted it. I restarted my PC and when i tried to install XP the PC hung on 'windows is no starting', which is the stage just prior to where i was earlier.
I've tried a few times changing various settings and on one occasion i got a blue screen which said error 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I have cross referenced it against the microsoft website and that says it is a memory problem. I have just the basic components installed, but don't have another RAM module or graphics card so can't replace these in order to test it. I have tried to install ME(error which restarted the PC) and 98(just hung).
Has anyone else had similar problems or know how to solve this problem.