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Page fault in non-paged area, PC crashes everytime I try to download a torrent

Soamx 28 10 July 11, 2016 at 10:07 AM
Hi

Every time I try to download a torrent (legal torrents) on uTorrent my PC will crash with a page fault in non paged area message and reboot.

I've wiped the PC back to default settings (fresh windows 10) and the issue persists. I've tried different torrent clients and the issue persists.

I've tried to change the page size (and disable it altogether) but the issue persists.

I googled it and heard it could be a driver issue, so I updated all my drivers but the issue persists.

Any ideas? There is no error code attached to the BSOD.

It's a Dell XPS 13 9343

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Can you run a RAM check? Something like MEMTEST86+? Your options will be limited since I believe that machine has soldered memory, but my first thought is faulty RAM since you've already wiped the OS completely. Does this problem only ever occur with Torrents? What about a large download from another source?
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Quote from dukeblue219 View Post :
Can you run a RAM check? Something like MEMTEST86+? Your options will be limited since I believe that machine has soldered memory, but my first thought is faulty RAM since you've already wiped the OS completely. Does this problem only ever occur with Torrents? What about a large download from another source?
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That would be my first suspicion too.
Maybe try another torrent client... how large is the file being downloaded?
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i dont know.
if don't download often. try VM or Sandboxie? VM may work but Sandboxie.
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Quote from dukeblue219 View Post :
Can you run a RAM check? Something like MEMTEST86+? Your options will be limited since I believe that machine has soldered memory, but my first thought is faulty RAM since you've already wiped the OS completely. Does this problem only ever occur with Torrents? What about a large download from another source?
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Iagree
That would be my first suspicion too.
Maybe try another torrent client... how large is the file being downloaded?
Easier yet at lest initially is the onboard Dell Diagnostics. Hit F12 at boot and run the full dell diagnostics, it will do the quick ones first then say do you want to continue, and choose yes.

The machine is probably just over a year old, so it might have some warranty left if it is ram.

Knowing how big the downloaded file is might be good too.
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Looks like a known issue with wifi driver: http://en.community.dell.com/supp...t/19654305

"go to settings> search device manager> network adapters> Dell Wireless 1560 802.11ac> right ckick> uninstall> reboot"

"Don't install the latest driver. When I deleted the device and then rebooted, the driver was 6.30.59.74 which originally came with my laptop. With this driver I've not had the problem. When windows did a major update last year the driver was updated causing my problems."
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