Page Fault In Nonpaged Area During Pro InstallationJan 24, 2010
I had XP Pro installed and running fine and decided I wanted to upgrade to Windows 7. I copied everything I wanted to save onto my 2 storage drives and did a format/install of Windows 7 Ultimate. I had no bugs, but I quickly found out that I couldn't use all three of my monitors (one of them is connected via PCI AGP card--you can't do that with 7), and my sound card is incompatible with Windows 7. So I decided to go back to XP.
The first part of the install goes fine-- The drive formats (I've tried both quick and non-quick formatting) and the setup files copy without a hitch. Computer restarts and the setup continues up to about 2/3 into "Installing Drivers" and I get the page_fault_in_nonpaged_area BSOD. I tried using each memory stick separately and I get the same error. I used memtest and found no errors in the memory. I've tried disabling CPU internal and external Cache and lowering memory timings.