"page_fault_in_nonpaged_area" error after installing SmartSDR

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Hi,
Setting up a new PC running windows 10 Pro and I have a "Blue screen" Stopcode causing the PC to reboot.

The code is "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"

The software build sequence was
1 - Update windows
2 - Update Dell drivers (I7 Precision 3430)
3 - Install SmartSDR for Windows V3.0.27

The PC was fine until step 3, doing a system restore to remove SmartSDR  corrected the fault.

I carried out Full hardware tests on the memory and hard disk etc to check it wasn't a hardware issue.

Any help would be appreciated.

Andy M5ZAP
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Andy M5ZAP

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Posted 2 months ago

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bahillen

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Open a help desk ticket.
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Andy M5ZAP

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I will try the community for a solution before opening a help desk ticket, as that is what it is there for and also good at..

As additional information the error is in PORTCLS.SYS which from a bit of googling appears to be related to the DAX drivers.

I have also checked for corrupt system files
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Bob G W1GLV

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Andy, I would download the SSDR file again and install the new copy.
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Andy M5ZAP

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Hi Bob

Thanks for reply.

I have completely reinstalled a fresh version of windows and then reinstalled the SmartSDR and the problem persists.

I have found other people have had the same issue when using "virtual Audio Cable" software (Which I do not have installed) but it points towards the DAX software using PORTCLS.sys as they are similar bits of software.

The Blue Screen of Death occurs when the machine is booting  SmartSDR but uninstalling SmartSDR and all is ok.

I have also run SFC /SCANNOW to check all system files are ok
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Dave - WB5NHL

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Andy, this likely caused by the DAX driver problems with SmartSDR installs. I also had this problem after reinstalling SmartSDR after Windows update ver 1903. You can open a help desk ticket for Flex assistance or use the guidance in this thread https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/dax-error-after-widows-update-1907-and-upgrade-to-2...?

If you follow Eric's comments you should note that the sound control panel has changed location in ver 1903. To open the sound control panel Settings -> System -> Sound -> Sound Control Panel (right side menu)


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Hi Dave,

Thanks for reply,

I had the DAX renaming issue on my previous PC with the latest update as well and have checked the naming is ok.

I will check the rest of the items in the thread.

Interestingly it has set one of the DAX items as the default input device but because no Mic  is plugged into the sound card I cannot change the default device. I will have to figure that one out.
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@M5ZAP - to satisfy an inkling I have about completely clean installs, would you be able to install v2.5.1 first, then 3.0.27?  I've seen some things with my machines that suggest the versions gain by building on each other.  

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Steve
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When you say "install 3.0.27" do you mean on a PC that never had SSDR installed on it, or is it an upgrade of a prior SSDR installation, and if so, what version was previously installed (V2 or V3), and did you remove previous version before installing 3.0.27?
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Hi Ken,

It was a completely fresh install of windows, with 3.0.27 as the only installation on the machine. I repeated the process twice!

Hi Steve

As I have now installed 3.0.27 I will not be able to install in the order you suggest. If however in my fault finding I do another fresh install of Windows 10. I will install 2.5.1 first. 

As a another point approximately 1 in 4 times windows does boot and then I can go on and run SmartSDR with no problems. The issue is that installing SmartSDR is the instigator of the failure as detailed.

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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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May be worth doing a removal of 3.0.27, then doing the 2.5.1 followed by 3.0.27 

No guarantees doing the 2.5.1 to 3.0.27, but I did find this technique a work around on one of my PCs.

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Steve
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