Blue screen error

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by raw, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. raw

    raw Guest

    Hi i left my machine today while it was downloading from Kazaa Lite and Direct Connect, i then came back to find a blue screen saying something like this:

    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


    you need to resrt.......

    Technical information


    something like this.
    Anyone know why this happened and if i should worry about it, its the first time ive ever seen this before, my computer does like to reset by itself after staying on all day and downloading all day but never done this before.
  2. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

    Cary, NC
    any chance you have installed anything (hardware or software)recently on your computer...

  3. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    Seems to be epidemic, there was someone here with the same error yesterday. Perhaps this information I found on Microsoft Technet could give you any hints:
    Stop 0x00000050 or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    This Stop message, also known as Stop 0x50, occurs when requested data is not found in memory. The system generates a fault, which indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced. This fault can occur due to a variety of error conditions, such as bugs in antivirus software, a corrupted NTFS volume, or faulty hardware (typically related to defective RAM, be it main memory, L2 RAM cache, or video RAM).
  4. raw

    raw Guest

    havent installed any hardware but have installed a fair bit of software the last couple of days, im using NTFS, also i have two hard drives and when my computer crashes and restarts scandisk only runs on my backup drive is this because im using NTFS on my system drive?