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Orlando Leon May 17, 2004, 03:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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help please!
My laptop stopped working today. Let me give you some background on the problem and then my attempts at alleviating the problem... first of all, laptop specs

HP Omnibook 500
- P3 700Mhz
- 512MB PC-133 ram
- 40GB toshiba harddrive
- no built-in optical drives, though I have a docking station with a cd drive
- Windows XP Pro

Today, when bringing the computer off of standby, I got a bluescreen... didn't have enough time to read it, as it rebooted soon after. Upon rebooting the computer attempted to try to do a network boot (never did this before). After it couldn't find the network, it exited that portion and then gave me an "Operating System Not Found" message. I thought to myself... "hmm... hard disk problems?"

Well, I took the hard disk out and popped it into my usb 2.0 external case and my desktop was able to read the whole drive, so I backed up the entire drive onto my desktop. All the files were ok, so my thoughts are that the hard disk is OK.

Next, I thought the boot sector somehow got fried, so I thought I would try to pop in a windows xp boot cd and try to repair the installation. After getting in to the Windows setup (in dos boot) it went for a while and then I got a BLUE SCREEN... the summary of the message is a 0x00000050 with a message "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" and file name "partmgr.sys" ... I have a picture of this blue screen if anyone is interested. There's a bit more with address and such.

I looked up this error message and a couple sites said that it's possibly the motherboard main memory, or the L2 cache, or the video ram... none of these are user-replacable... so that means the motherboard is unusable if this is the case. Also, I have not installed any new hardware or software recently.

After seeing the partition manager error message, I thought I'd check out to see what I could find out with an FDISK in dos mode. The fdisk showed no partitions on the drive! =( I checked again on my desktop and the drive was readable.

ALSO, I had an 80GB laptop drive lying around that I was going to swap in eventually. I partitioned this drive with my desktop and then popped it in to the laptop. I got the same blue screen while trying to run windows xp setup... and the same fdisk showing no partitions... so I'm pretty sure it's not the hard drive.

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anyone know what's going on? I thought that if the main memory or the L2 is fried, I wouldn't be able to even boot to dos... but it goes pretty far in the initialization of the windows setup. If it was video ram, I shouldn't be able to see anything on the screen possibly right?

ok, any help is appreciated
thanks


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Nicki Dragyn May 23, 2005, 12:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
I have had EXACTLY that SAME problem today. Its been getting progressively worse. Have you noticed a Shutdown dialog that pops up before it crashes that says RPC has to restart services.exe?

This is how my problem started:

A few days ago I was receiving an adhoc popup of shutgui to reboot my PC (I smell Virus but Symantec still hasn't picked up anything dodgy - Not Blaster, not Sasser ... In FACT Symantec's website is about as useful as a sore ass. I managed to resolvethis problem by setting the permissions on the shutdown.exe file to Deny Everyone. Then the BSODs (Blue screen of Death) began. Also PartMgr.sys and when I reboot there's no drives, no system and when I reboot again, they're back. This STINKS of Virus. I disabled Microsoft Automatic Updater because its a backdoor and I discovered that Terminal Services was started (even though I have disabled the service in my service manager). I created a guest ID and I set the Terminal services to use that account, then I reset the password. I also set my RPC service to restart whenever it fails.

I had a similar problem on my Thinkpad last year, same sort of symptoms, just different files were affected and I seriously have lost faith in Symantec and Microsoft. I know of several other people who have also had this same problem and the Internet seems to be a gaping hole of nothingness when it comes to resolving this kind of problem. Because the files are all different and everything sometimes works and it doesn't, it could just as well be bugs in the patches that Microsnot are releasing to fix their moving bulls eye operating system. I don't think its hardware because hardware wither works or it doesn't. Check the OSI model - Hardware sits at the lower levels and relies on the top 3 layers to work properly.

I dont have a better fix for this, just know that Misery loves company and right now I'ma lovin' you :-)

Stephen Duckworth May 23, 2005, 12:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
so both of you had notron partition magic installed when the problem began? Damn i better uninstall it before it happens to me

Nicki Dragyn May 23, 2005, 01:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
I don't have Norton partition magic. That's the bizarre thing. partmgr.sys is supposedly a default MS OS file, unless its been replaced - still investigating what the version should be. I am also too scared to upgrade to XP SP 2 because I have not had much luck with that Either. Maybe I should just bite the bullet and go Linux.

PCGEEK May 23, 2005, 01:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 23, 2005, 01:30pm EDT

 
>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
Get them some times. Its another way of saying driver stuck in loop . Easy fix add a little more Vcore and volts to ram for added stablity .

Nicki Dragyn May 23, 2005, 01:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 23, 2005, 01:38pm EDT

 
>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
In other words, throw minimum, average and maximum specs out the window. I am starting to detest Computers. Why oh Why is this my chosen field? What was I thinking. I would have had less stress if I had become a bomb squad person. *lol*

PCGEEK May 23, 2005, 02:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
lol bios dose not always know whats right for your PC bro. in fact most the time its gets it all wrong.

Nicki Dragyn May 23, 2005, 02:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
Why oh why did it work before
Oh what oh what did it dooo
Microsoft treating me like a twit
trying to be clever oh pooh

In the old days, when there were no wizards, when patches were downloaded manually and put onto a disk and installed, before the fast and the fabulous decided to sell everyone a bunch of BS. Those were the days when PCs were fun to work on. I am getting it all wrong. PCs are fun to work with. Its just Microsnot thats detestable. Me suspects the problem is not viral, but probably (in all liklihood) a bug distributed by Microsnot to destroy your low spec machines and force you to buy higher spec machines so they can flog you another rip off OS that functions like a car with one working spark plug. Vivre le Linux, Vivre! *lol*

Look, don't mind me, I have been wracking my noggin all day and losing my temper all over the place. :-) I sure I will speak sense in the morning "Oh Mahstah Gates, Where would you like to take me today?"


PCGEEK May 23, 2005, 02:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
its funny that way. I can have a kick ass stable overclock and be o so fast then the next day it dont work no more . Same setings but dont want to work god i hate it when it dose that.

Nicki Dragyn May 23, 2005, 02:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
Hehe, Maybe its an undocumented phenomenon that PC's suffer from PMS :-)

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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
o is that why i call my PC BITCH .

Nicki Dragyn May 23, 2005, 02:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
*lol* Well I call mine a Son of a Bitch, maybe that's where I am going wrong :-P

PCGEEK May 23, 2005, 02:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
I have a big hammer . beat it into shape bro. you know the old saying. If it dont work get a bigger hammer.

Nicki Dragyn May 23, 2005, 02:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
*hmm* the thought of such violence is appealing. A hammer eh? I was thinking coffee but maybe a hammer is Exactly what I need to convince my desktop that He should work - PMS or not! :-)


Jen G Jun 21, 2005, 11:54am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
Hey,

I had this same problem updating an old windows 2k machine to windows xp pro service pack 2. I found that formatting the new partition with NTFS (quick) seemed to fix the problem. I tried using both FAT and NTFS and got blue screens on both.

Tone Franklin Jan 14, 2009, 06:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
OK, well as this has apparently been unsolved for quite some while (I hope you got your machine back up and running without having to resort to a shop), here's what I've found out.

Partmgr.sys controls the Page File, which, if the PF's become corrupted, will prevent Windows from working (even loading in some cases).

If you're fortunate enough to have access to "Safe Mode" ignore the instructions for "BartPE" and go straight to Control Panel.*

What one needs is an HDD independent, bootable from CD operating system.

As no Windows OS has the facility to create one, go here: http://www.howtohaven.com/system/live-windows-rescue-cd.shtml and make one yourself. Do follow the instructions and install XPE, as this holds the key to accessing "Control Panel/System".

Once - Oh! I just realised, you may not be able to access t'Internet to read this, nor be able to create a CD OS either. I hope you've got a friend who can.

OK, Once you've booted up into "BartPE" (with XPE), go to (Explorer) *Control Panel, then System, then the Advanced tab, then "Performance" button (Settings), then the "Advanced" tab and hit the Change (Virtual Memory) button.

Once in the Virtual Memory tab, you will probably see that the page File size is Zero Mb. This is your problem.

Anyone who's savvy will have created a separate partition on which to run the Page File all on it's own, otherwise, by default, it's in either the root C: or (occassionally) in C:Windows folder. Location is somewhat irrelevent at this time, though handy to know & the Page File is best placed on your fastest HDD in a separate partition (if you can manage that).

So: Highlight your fastest HDD, put a dot in the bit that says: "System managed size," press the button that says "Set" and then OK.

This may be followed by a warning box that says there's already a file called "Pagefile.sys" in this location, would you like to replace/overwrite it? Yes/OK is the correct answer.

Exit all tabs and reboot.

lolade oyebanji Nov 09, 2009, 10:54am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
hello.pls am having the same problem;operating system not found and bsod when i insert xp cd.the bsod is about partmgr.sys.i sincerely have no money for another hard drive or laptop.pls help.my laptop is what i plan to use to make a living from

David Glasspool Oct 26, 2012, 04:40am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA - partmgr.sys blue screen? no OS found?!
Hi,

I had an issue with partmgr.sys, found out that it was due to my second HDD which i removed a partition with EaseUS Partition manager so i could perform a full backup of my main drive.
Windows backup kept failing saying it did not have enough space until i decided not to create a system image only backup files i chose.
So this worked for a while but after it attempted another backup while one still existed it BSOD, i know this because my backup reported it failed at around the same time as the BSOD occurred.
Because of the issue with windows not seeing the full amount of space on that drive due to a bad partition probably caused by EaseUS/Windows.
I will go into DOS and run an fdsk on it and start the drive from scratch.

All because i was to lazy to load DOS and do it the old fasioned way which always worked and used a freebe partition manager to do the change live on windows.


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