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BSOD - 0x00000050 Error


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bluenose85

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Hi there,

My OS is Windows 7.

I am currently getting BSOD crashes at random times when using various applications. I managed to write down the error code and params, which are:

0x00000050(0x8d909f88, 0x00000000, 0x8b15d7be, 0x00000000)

After trying system restore to my earliest restore point, I have looked on various forums and have done the following:

Checked all my drivers are up to date. I have run chkdsk with no errors on both partitions of my hard drive. I have run memtest86+ (with all ram inserted) and got no errors.

The computer boots up fine and I haven't had a crash in safe mode.

I am struggling here. Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed.

Edited by bluenose85, 08 May 2012 - 02:28 PM.

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rshaffer61

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Below is a explanation of the bug check you are receiving:

0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card). Use the General Troubleshooting of STOP Messages checklist above.


The first and most obvious choice is ram memory so that is where I want to start.

A If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...


1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip). If you prefer to use the USB version then use this link USB KEY
2. Unzip downloaded /memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find /memtest86+-4.20.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-4.20.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS

Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.


The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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Thanks for the swift reply.

I have two RAM modules installed normally, so have taken out the one furthest from the CPU. Do I just use the computer as normal and await any further crashes? Or is there anything else I could be doing?


Once again, thank you.
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Do I just use the computer as normal and await any further crashes? Or is there anything else I could be doing?


You are doing right. test the system and see if you get any errors with just the one memory module. If nothing as far as issues then switch the modules and try the other one.
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