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Win7 x64 pro upgrade to win8 x64 Pro RTM fails on page fault

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Win7

    Win7 x64 pro upgrade to win8 x64 Pro RTM fails on page fault


    Hello,

    I am trying to upgrade my Win 7 x64 Pro to Win 8 x64 Pro RTM unfortunately it fails at the very last step. Just before getting access to the desktop, when it presents the choice of desktop color.
    The reason of the failure is displayed for a few seconds before it starts rolling back the installation.
    It says PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.

    Debugging the minidump showed that it probably failed on ntoskernel.

    I am using a Sony Vaio laptop with 4Gb RAM.

    Any idea what I could do to solve the problem?
    I really don't want to install from scratch.

    Thank you
    Last edited by xtrips; 29 Aug 2012 at 17:54. Reason: More info

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Win7


    Well, the bios does not have access to this setting.
    So I could check with tools like Sandra but won't be able to change if needed.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by xtrips View Post
    Well, the bios does not have access to this setting.
    So I could check with tools like Sandra but won't be able to change if needed.
    OK. It is just because there are some computers (in particularly laptops) that refuse to install in AHCI mode.
    I had one computer myself that I had to switch to IDE to get the installer to complete.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    If you go into the Device Manager > Disk Drives, what is your drive listed as (title)?
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    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    Upload the zipped minidump(s) and I can tell ya what the problem(s) is/are.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel View Post
    Upload the zipped minidump(s) and I can tell ya what the problem(s) is/are.
    Here you are and thank you for proposing your help.
    _http://www.2shared.com/file/oMNDPO1j/setupmem.html
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  7. #7


    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    You're welcome.

    Educated guess that your problem is one of the following:

    SFEP SFEP.sys Fri Nov 27 00:39:13 2009 (4B0F6601)

    Code:
    start             end                 module name
    fffff880`079cc000 fffff880`079cef00   SFEP       (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\SFEP.sys
        Image name: SFEP.sys
        Timestamp:        Fri Nov 27 00:39:13 2009 (4B0F6601)
        CheckSum:         0000A349
        ImageSize:        00002F00
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver, used to control brightness and other things. Update it to newest.

    And for good measure, uninstall this fingerprint reader driver and any related software before the upgrade:

    ATSwpWDF ATSwpWDF.sys Tue Nov 30 13:53:17 2010 (4CF5481D)

    Uninstall this Beyond Magic driver and software:

    MtiCtwl MtiCtwl.sys Tue Nov 04 02:40:50 2008 (490FFC82)


    Code:
    3: kd> lmvm MtiCtwl
    start             end                 module name
    fffff880`03c92000 fffff880`03c9b000   MtiCtwl    (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\Drivers\MtiCtwl.sys
        Image name: MtiCtwl.sys
        Timestamp:        Tue Nov 04 02:40:50 2008 (490FFC82)
        CheckSum:         0000B926
        ImageSize:        00009000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4


    Let me know how it goes. One or two other things to mention if needed.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel View Post
    You're welcome.

    Educated guess that your problem is one of the following:

    SFEP SFEP.sys Fri Nov 27 00:39:13 2009 (4B0F6601)

    Code:
    start             end                 module name
    fffff880`079cc000 fffff880`079cef00   SFEP       (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\SFEP.sys
        Image name: SFEP.sys
        Timestamp:        Fri Nov 27 00:39:13 2009 (4B0F6601)
        CheckSum:         0000A349
        ImageSize:        00002F00
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver, used to control brightness and other things. Update it to newest.

    And for good measure, uninstall this fingerprint reader driver and any related software before the upgrade:

    ATSwpWDF ATSwpWDF.sys Tue Nov 30 13:53:17 2010 (4CF5481D)

    Uninstall this Beyond Magic driver and software:

    MtiCtwl MtiCtwl.sys Tue Nov 04 02:40:50 2008 (490FFC82)


    Code:
    3: kd> lmvm MtiCtwl
    start             end                 module name
    fffff880`03c92000 fffff880`03c9b000   MtiCtwl    (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\Drivers\MtiCtwl.sys
        Image name: MtiCtwl.sys
        Timestamp:        Tue Nov 04 02:40:50 2008 (490FFC82)
        CheckSum:         0000B926
        ImageSize:        00009000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4


    Let me know how it goes. One or two other things to mention if needed.
    Great job Kernel! I eventually made it to the homescreen and desktop, with my data and apps.
    But then another problem popped up, just one at least as I checked the rest.
    After a few seconds in Win8 I get a pop up message that stays centered on screen and is persistent.
    It says that my battery is either not well connected or not compatible with Win8.
    I have contacted Sony that of course dismissed the whole case saying that they do not support Win8 just yet.
    The message only gives one option. To hybernate.
    So Win8 is unusable for me at the moment, unless somebody has some idea.

    Note that I am using a Sony Vaio VPCSA290X laptop.

    Thank you
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    Posts : 3
    win7 Win8 X64


    I have exactly the same results today on an asus new laptop. The same win8 has been installed in clean installations before.

    Uranus 10/09/2012
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