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Old 02-06-2007, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My room mate has a Dell Inspiron 6000. To be honest, he looks at waaaay too much porn and I think that is what messed his computer up again. I was able to fix it before but it is messing up again. Whenever he turns it on, it will load up almost completely but toward the end of the load a blue screen comes up. It isn't a BSOD, though. It says "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA". and then it recommends to update drivers and everything. Well I updated his drivers and all that from safe mode but it still comes up when I tried turning it on regularly. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Look at msconfig and see what is trying to load at startup. Disable all the crap you don't need.You might try increasing the pagefile size. Do Warez’s guide.
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Get this man some security software, too. I assume you'll be sticking to the free stuff. AVG/Spybot/Adaware are a good team for the freebies. If you can spare $20 I highly recommend Spysweeper if he doesn't mind a longer start up time (ie a longer wait to get to the porn).
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bad ram or corrupted files
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