memory stick causes STOP Error

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Dubya, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Dubya

    Dubya Guest


    I have a Dell Dimension C521 with the most recent bios and certified windows
    vista drivers. I have a clean install of Windows Vista Ultimate. I have a 8
    - in - 1 memory card reader (SD, MMC, xD, CF, etc) and two front facing USB
    ports. Whenever I insert an SD card or Memorex Travel drive, I get a STOP
    error, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA, I think it is STOP 0x0000050.

    It has been nothing but problems from day 1 with this Vista, and I am really
    trying hard to make everything work, but I think I'm going to roll back to
    Windows XP if I cannot use my memory cards/ or USB memory sticks.

    if anyone has any advice, I'm open to it...

    Dubya, Mar 23, 2007
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  2. Dubya

    Don Guest

    Sure sounds like a driver problem to me. Have you looked in Device
    Manager to see if Vista thinks your USB hardware is working properly?

    The voodoo incantation is usually to delete any USB-related hardware
    in Device Manager and let Vista re-install the drivers on the next
    reboot. (Sometimes it even works.) Watch for error messages.
    Don, Mar 23, 2007
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  3. Dubya

    Dubya Guest

    Thanks for the help, the USB hardware appears to be working ok, no question
    marks, or errors on any devices in device manager. I have removed all my USB
    devices and uninstalled them from the device manager, and allowed windows to
    reinstall them, but I get the same problem.

    Dubya, Mar 24, 2007
  4. Dubya

    Dubya Guest

    Yep... I've pretty much done everything except format and reinstall...I've
    wasted more than 36 hours on this problem and I am fed the fuhq up...this is
    the biggest piece of trash I have ever used in my entire life. Something as
    simple as a USB memory stick or basic card reader can fuhq this operating
    system up. If anyone has any other suggestions as to why a STOP ERROR
    0x00000050 or 0x0000008e continues to happen upon inserting a memory card or
    usb memory stick into the system feel free to share otherwise I'm going to
    format and reinstall windows xp and send this trash back to microsoft for my
    $250 bucks back.
    Dubya, Mar 28, 2007
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