Repair Install XP SP2 BSOD 0x50 PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA

OK, so I was updating a system to SP3, rebooted...WGA corrupt. Tried MS KB fix..didn't work...went for repair install option...I am getting a 0x50 BSOD at the end of the first half of setup (finished loading setup files, just prior to reboot for second half of setup). Appears to BSOD when Loading default config.

Tried new RAM & Tried slipstreaming drivers onto install CD...neither have had any luck.

My user cannot afford a replacement laptop, so short of taking the data off and them using an existing desktop or work laptop, I don't know what to suggest, as I don't know what is wrong with this one....

Thankfully it's family, so they are a little more understanding than a paying customer!  It's a Fujistu-Siemens (yes, I know!) Amilo L1310G.

Any ideas?
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FiucaCommented:
Hi,
Boot to the cd and run the repair option and see if that works. if not try to do a parallel install meaning install into c:\winxp instead of the default windows. steps boot to cd. press enter to isntall. press f8 to agree and then when you get to the next screen press R to repair. if that does not work do the same steps except where you can press R press esc. and then enter and then change the path the c:\winxp

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Stuart OramIT Technical Lead (Project Sites)Author Commented:
Did state above that it is during the repair install that I am getting the errors. I have also tried a clean install on a new drive.
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nobusCommented:
in such cases, i always start by testing ram and disk :
download ubcd, and run memtest86+ for 3 full passes, and the disk test you need :
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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Stuart OramIT Technical Lead (Project Sites)Author Commented:
memtest ran for several passes with no errors, yet to check HDD. Another source also suggested running some of the processor tests?

I have UBCD - amazing collection there!!
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nobusCommented:
yep, it' s one of the MUST HAVE's for pc's
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Stuart OramIT Technical Lead (Project Sites)Author Commented:
Also FYI on the memtest side of things, it's the first thing I ran, all passed but I know its not a 100% guarantee so I bought in some Kingston RAM new to swap out the cheap OEM stuff...still no joy.
WIll give the HDD check and all that a try when I've got 5 minutes - I'll let you know the results!
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nobusCommented:
fine  ! just take your time..
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Stuart OramIT Technical Lead (Project Sites)Author Commented:
Thanks for your help decided to write-off the laptop in the end as all memtest, hdd, cpu tests came back OK and even a new drive on a fresh install wasn't interested. Never did like that laptop anyway from day 1 - couldn't put it on the domain because of the useless software management of the wireless button!
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Stuart OramIT Technical Lead (Project Sites)Author Commented:
Thanks for your help decided to write-off the laptop in the end as all memtest, hdd, cpu tests came back OK and even a new drive on a fresh install wasn't interested. Never did like that laptop anyway from day 1 - couldn't put it on the domain because of the useless software management of the wireless button!
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nobusCommented:
tx for the feedback!
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