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BSOD after installation of Windows DP: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

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  • Greetings,

    Through the last few days I'm tring to install Windows Developer Preview on my PC but after the completion of the installation and during the message "Setting up devices X%", it crashes showing me the (new) BSOD with the message PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I tried to install the x64 Developer ISO and the simple x64 ISO via USB, but it keeps crashing and crashing... I did a little search and I found that something goes wrong with my HDD but the fixes apply only for Windows 7, Vista and XP and I guess that this is a problem only with the DP (and the fact that it is a little ustable). Is there anything I can do to fix that, because I need a clean install of it -no virtuallization. Please excuse me for my syntax and spelling mistakes.


    • Edited by Lefteris008 Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:32 PM
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:27 PM

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  • Hey there,

    Have you also tried to install as a test, the 32bit ISO? Did that work?

    I believe you should be able to retrieve some setup log files that could help to find out where the failure could be. See if the folder C:\Windows\Panther exists, where there are the files setupact.log and setuperr.log. Do they point to anything?

    Regards,

    Bobby

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:45 PM
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  • Hey there,

    Have you also tried to install as a test, the 32bit ISO? Did that work?

    I believe you should be able to retrieve some setup log files that could help to find out where the failure could be. See if the folder C:\Windows\Panther exists, where there are the files setupact.log and setuperr.log. Do they point to anything?

    Regards,

    Bobby


    Thanks for your help. I've searched in the directory you pointed and I found the two files. "setuperr.log" is empty though the other one has a lot of information. The last piece of information is:

    2011-09-17 21:05:15, Info                  SYSPRP Status: Active

    2011-09-17 21:05:15, Info                  SYSPRP Status: Total = 41, Complete = 37,  Progress = 90% (90%)

    and after that there's nothing more. But I can't find something relevant to my problem. You can download the file from here and check it out by yourself. Can you help me find out the problem, because I can't... Where should I look in the file? Thanks and -like the previous message- forgive me for any spelling and/or syntax mistake.


    P.S.: I didn't try out the x86 ISO (32bit) but if this is the case I'll do it.



    • Edited by Lefteris008 Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:32 AM Syntax Corrections
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:25 AM
  • I think I've found something. Just after devices checking phase starts, there's a warning message:

     

    2011-09-17 21:04:47, Info                  SYSPRP Status: Starting...

    2011-09-17 21:04:47, Info                  SYSPRP Status: Total = 0, Complete = 0,  Progress = 0% (0%)

    2011-09-17 21:04:47, Warning            SYSPRP Installation was supposedly active, but status key doesn't exist?

    2011-09-17 21:04:47, Info                  SYSPRP Re-checking active status...

    2011-09-17 21:04:47, Info                  SYSPRP SPPNP: Removing phantom devices...

     

    and while all the phantom devices have been removed, HTREE\ROOT\0 has not:

    2011-09-17 21:04:47, Info                  SYSPRP SPPNP: HTREE\ROOT\0 is a phantom device
    2011-09-17 21:04:47, Info                  SYSPRP SPPNP: HTREE\ROOT\0 will not be removed because it is the root of the device tree.

    I did a little search and I found this reference for HTREE\ROOT\0:

    2011-09-17 20:54:02, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    LogDeviceInfo: ----- Device instance ID: [HTREE\ROOT\0] -----

    but while all the other device references have a lot more information (e.g. physical device name, description etc) this devices has no more info. You can check them in the file, hope I'd helped you.

    P.S.: Though I counted 17 warnings in the file, there's no "error" message.

     

     


    • Edited by Lefteris008 Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:47 AM Syntax
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:46 AM