Got a Computer problem

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I’m also posting this on the Lounge side of the site in order to hopefully have this answered more quickly.

I’ve got a computer running XP that is probably about 5 years old. It recently stopped working completely. Won’t go past the XP start up screen. I tried running it on the recently settings that worked but I got an error and it shut down. I then tried to run it in safe mode and got this error message.

KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERRPR

Anybody know wtf is wrong with my computer? reply


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"This Stop message indicates that the requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory. This Stop message is usually caused by a bad block (sector) in a paging file, a virus, a disk controller error, or failing RAM. In rare cases, it is caused when nonpaged pool resources run out. It is also caused by defective hardware."
(From the Microsoft web site)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/w2000Msgs/6096.mspx?mfr=true

Your stating your PC is over 3 yrs old suggests failing hardware. If you have spare hardware, it’d make diagnostics much easier. If you have a spare hard disk, plug it in, and see if you can boot/install XP at all. If it seems to work, make your other HD slave, or put it on the other IDE channel to see if you can retrieve data from it.
The failing RAM is a bit harder to diagnose. If you have a friend who can send you the Windows Memory Diagnostics on a CD
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
(Basically when you run the program, it makes a cd image or a floppy; just burn the former.) Then just boot into the bootable CD and it’ll run the memory test. Other ways you can test for memory is try taking out one stick and test if you can boot using the other (only works if you have multiple sticks).
It could also be other failing hardware, but it’d be hard to diagnose. Does it say anything at the bottom of the stop message? Like a device driver (dll or sys file) reply

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0x0000007A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
¡ô error analysis: this virtual memory is often wrong in the core data can not be read into the memory caused by reasons may be virtual memory page file in bad bunch, viruses, disk controller error, memory problems.
¡ó solution: First, upgrade to the latest viruses with the antivirus software killing the virus, if no information is also promoting 0 xC000009C
Or 0 xC000016A code, so that the cluster is bad, and the disk detection system can not be automatically restored, at this time to enter the “fault recovery console” and using “chkdsk / r” order a manual repair.

Hope can help. reply

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I saw that too, but the reason I didn’t recommend running chkdsk was you could do more damage to your data if it is indeed a failing hard drive (more sectors will keep getting marked as bad - or worse, the head will scratch more of the platter’s surface, rendering the disk surface unreadable). reply

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