Background information on Stop Error message
As you can boot your computer back up your data files as these type of
errors cannot rapidly degenerate and your computer become incapable of
Have you made any recent hardware changes?
What is your computer make and model?
What precisely is your system CD?
Open Disk Defragmenter and click on Analyse. Select View Report and
click on Save As and Save. Now find VolumeC.txt in your My Documents
Folder and post a copy. Do this before running Disk Defragmenter as it
is more informative.
Select Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk CleanUp to
Empty your Recycle Bin and Remove Temporary Internet Files. Also
select Start, All Programs, accessories, System Tools, Disk CleanUp,
More Options, System Restore and remove all but the latest System
Restore point. Run Disk Defragmenter.
Try running HD Tune(freeware).
Download and run it and see what it turns up.
Select the Info tabs and place the cursor on the drive under Drive
letter and then double click the two page icon ( copy to Clipboard )
and copy into a further message.
Select the Health tab and then double click the two page icon ( copy to
Clipboard ) and copy into a further message. You can also do a full
surface scan with HD Tune.
Please post copies of all Error and Warning Reports appearing in
the System and Application logs in Event Viewer for the last boot. No
Information Reports or Duplicates please. Indicate which also appear in
a previous boot.
You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning
of the error, information regarding Event ID, Source and Description
A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
click on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a
button resembling two pages. Click the button and close Event
Viewer.Now start your message (email) and do a paste into the body of
the message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from
Are there any yellow question marks in Device Manager? Right click on
the My Computer icon on your Desktop and select Properties,
Hardware,Device Manager. If yes what is the Device Error code?
Dust inside the computer casing can cause overheating and result in this
type of error. Take the casing off and use an Air Duster to clean. Also
check that all fans are working.
How many RAM sticks make up your
installed memory?". It is likely that you have more than one and if so
this offers a simple way to check for faulty memory. Open the computer
casing and carefully remove one memory card (stick) from it's slot and
run the computer with it removed to see whether you get a Stop Error.
Repeat the process putting the first memory card back in and removing
the second memory card and test that card. Make sure you allow
sufficient time for an error to occur. When removing the card you will
need to lift a retaining clip each end of the memory card to allow it to
be removed. Take great care not to touch the motherboard. You can also
get an Anti-Static wrist band from a computer store to prevent a static
electricity discharge from you damaging the motherboard.
Another way to test memory is described in this link:
Another remedy is to run chkdsk. Start, Run, type "cmd" without quotes
and hit ENTER, type "cd\" and and hit ENTER, type "chkdsk /f /r" and
and hit ENTER. Say Yes to running at next boot and type "exit" and hit
ENTER. Restart the computer. This measure can fix NTFS problems but it
can also corrupt the NTFS file system. This is why I have left it to
last. You need to get all the information you can about your computer
problems before you try this solution. It helps to know what the problem
may or may not be if you end up having to reinstall the operating
system. If you do not carry out these checks you can end up with the
same problems having reinstalled the operating system and all that
Hope this helps.
Enquire, plan and execute
Robert Aldwinckle wrote:
> (cross-post added to XP Performance & Maintenance)
> "Sadface" <Sadface@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Windows XP, Page_Fault_in_Nonpaged_Area
>> ***Stop:0x00000050 (0xABE52078, 0x00000000, 0x8A0A1077, 0x00000000)
> Try to see if there is a module associated with that third address,
> e.g. perhaps loading at 0x8A0A0000. Try booting in safe mode
> and if that doesn't avoid this symptom try booting with a VGA boot
> option if you have one. For example, this article gives one the idea
> the code is often associated with incompatible or broken video
> <title>STOP: 0x00000050 Page_Fault_In_Non-Paged_Area Error After
> Installing Service Pack 1 (SP1)</title>
> (Live Search for
> XP STOP 0x00000050 site:support.microsoft.com
> BTW this symptom really has nothing to do with WU
> so you would probably do better looking for help in a newsgroup
> which supports your OS specifically. Cross-posting for convenience.
> Good luck
> Robert Aldwinckle