I have a custom built computer that I've been using for two years now, never had a software problem.
I'm running on:
ABIT KV8 Pro Motherboard
1 GIG Kingston RAM
Athlon 64 Processor 3200+
ATI Radeon x800 Pro Video Card
When I attempt to start my computer in normal mode it enters an infinite loop of attempted start ups. I have verbose mode turned on, so the last thing that shows on the screen before boot up starts over is a verification that the file system has been checked and that there are no errors.
When I turned off "automatically restart after failed attempt" I got a STOP code of 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA) followed by four more STOP codes in parantheses that vary.
The system then performed a memory dump.
What I did last:
I got home from college and my parents have just installed FIOS and a new wireless router, so I needed to install a wireless card. After I installed it properly, I was frustrated with how slow and buggy it was, so I uninstalled it. That was the last time my computer was in normal mode; since then it won't start up in normal mode.
I also installed updated drivers for my video card during that bootup
Because this was custom built i dont have an installation cd for windows xp. If necessary i can scrounge one up in my family.
I tried almost every solution on the windows website that corresponds to this stop code but none of them match my problem.
There is one solution that HALF answers my problem: the kernel32.dll may be missing or damaged, which would require me to use recovery services from the windows xp cd. I'm not sure if this is true though, because the system still starts in safe mode (isn't a good kernel32.dll file needed for startup in safe mode?)
I tried a "clean boot" (disabling all services and startup programs), but this did not help either.
The bootup process never makes it to the logon screen.
I have removed my sound card and network cards and checked the memory by using post codes. All the hardware is fine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.