I'm running a Compaq Presario R3000 laptop with windows xp home edition. I bought this machine used from a co-worker who couldn't figure out the same problem that I can't solve.
I often (40% or so) get a blue screen crash in any session. The error always reads "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" and often (but not always) references the file "win32x.sys". Once I've had one error, the computer is likely to have several more the same day of use.
I've done a clean install of windows, I've run a chkdsk, I've updated every driver, the bios, made sure everything is up to date on the system. I've thought, maybe heat? But the fan seems to be running and the machine will crash when cold too.
It's maddening and I'm not sure what else to do. Any help would be deeply appreciated.