The infamous page fault message
Yes, you've seen it time and time again. Now I've seen it. "Page fault
in nonpaged area". Blue screen of death. Minidumps. Rebooting. I've been
I've read about this on a lot of forums and apparently almost all
problems had something to do with hardware, and I'm about 90% sure mine
has nothing to do with it.
It all started when I was downloading an executable file -never mind
what it is- and after scanning it with my crap anti-virus software and
finding no problems with the file, I opened it. My computer sort of
freezes for a bit and then nothing happens. I assume the exe file was a
piece of crap so I tossed it into the recycling bin. After about 2
seconds later, I get the blue screen of death with the infamous "page
fault in nonpaged area" message and my computer reboots.
If I start Windows up normally, I manage to run Windows normally for
about 30 seconds before I get the blue screen and the same message
again. However, if I run it in safe mode, I get no problems (except for
the fact that I'm only running Windows with my core drivers and orginal
services and can practically do nothing).
So, basically, I opened a bad exe file and some viruses went into my
computer, and now I get the "page fault" error whenever I start Windows
up normally. OR, there could be something wrong with my hardware and it
just happened coincidently as I was executing a file, though I doubt
So can anyone, please, tell me what you need from me(and how I can get
it) to resolve this problem! I'm not really good with computers so
please be nice and slow when explaining things to me. I'd really
appreciate the help!