win32k.sys error No. 0x00000050
Posted on 2002-06-26
Many problems on the old XP Pro!!! I get a blue screen error message frequently. The error concerns win32k.sys and the error number and name are: 0x0000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.
I have read the Microsoft information about this, but none of their causes seem to affect my machine.
Also, when the machine reboots (everytime, not just after an error shutdown) I get a "serios error" message. The message does not go away after clicking "close"; it just comes back after a few moments. I have to relocate it off my screen since it is always on top.
Almost all of the time that I experience the blue screen is while I am in Netscape. I usually click on a new message and get the blue screen. I can later view that message with impunity.
Any help would be appreciated. I have an upgrade version of XP Pro, but think that I might need to wipe the hard drive and install from scratch. I'd rather not do this, obviously. Thanks for any help that you can give me.