Issue on XP Pro computer.
Computer is an ASUS with a Celeron D CPU 3.20 GHZ and 512 MB of Ram.
Unit is blue screening right after the logon screen appears.
When it blue screens, the error message is page_fault_in_nonpaged_area
I can access the computer in safe mode as the user or as admin. User has admin rights.
I have turned off all non microsoft services
Looking at the event log when trying to start in normal mode, the sequence is
Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Multiprocessor Free.
The Event log service was started.
To see if I could get more log info, I started and restarted the computer 3 times. All that appears in the event log (during this start/restart process are those two events repeated for each restart.)
When I start it again in safemode, I get additional information:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x10000050 (0xed77af35, 0x00000000, 0x8053ce32, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini030209-12.dmp.
(I don't know what to use to open and view the minidump file.)
I have done a full memory scan without errors.
I did a diagnostic surface scan of the hard drive for errors without a problem.
Linux boot disk (Slax 6.07) runs on the system fine.
I have done a system restore to beyond the point where the problem appeared to have begun. (This is a clients computer and the problem started while they were away on vacation. The computer was starting / restarting about every minute since 2/25/09!)
I looked for exploded capacitors and the motherboard seems to be physically fine.
I'm not sure what to try next and would appreciate any suggestions. My next attempt will probably be to toss in another hard drive, set it up for XP Pro and see if this is stable. If it is, I think I'd assume the operating system got hosed in someway but I'd rather not do this if 1) I don't have to, and 2) it still might not be the solution.
Thanks in advance for the assistance.