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Windows 7 Continuously reboots after update was installed

    Question

  •  I received the following Stop error after a Windows 7 update:

    0x00000050 (0xb2e7167f, 0x00000000, 0x832817f3, 0x00000002)

    I used the install disk in an attempt to do a system Restore to an earlier point in time (which did take me back), however; the system still reboots each and everytime it get to the Windows Logo screen.  This is a Dell Inspiron 531 running a Windows 7 upgrade from Vista (one which has been working for over a year without issue).  The system will not boot in Safe Mode of any kind.  Additionally, I ran the Memory checker included on the system installation disk and it came back clean.  I'd really like some assistance to determine exactly what the stop error code is since I have searched the Internet to no avail.  thanks.

    Wednesday, January 05, 2011 4:42 PM

Answers

  • I found the following doing an internet search: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979538

    Stop 0x00000050 (<var><parameter1></var>, 0 or 1, <var><parameter 3></var>, 0) PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

    There is a very high probability the problem is related to "upgrading" from Vista to Win 7 which has happened to many people.  Many Vista systems have/had hardware drivers and other software that are not compatible with Windows 7.  Those that had problem with this scenario found the only way to "fix" their systems was to do a clean install of Windows 7.


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    • Marked as answer by sailor56 Wednesday, January 05, 2011 10:21 PM
    Wednesday, January 05, 2011 7:07 PM