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Been at this problem for a few hours and struggling. When I watch a movie/tv/music from a laptop connected to this PC via a simple Windows Workgroup, it will occasionally BSOD with PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. The media is located on a Lacie External HDD. It does not BSOD when on my local drive.

ntkrnlpa.exe    ntkrnlpa.exe+4939a  0x804d7000  0x806e5000  0x0020e000  0x4d00d46f  12/9/2010 11:06:55 PM   Microsoft® Windows® Operating System    NT Kernel & System  5.1.2600.6055 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)    Microsoft Corporation   C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe    

srv.sys srv.sys+3db83   0xa9163000  0xa91ba600  0x00057600  0x4d5d2009  2/17/2011 11:18:01 PM   Microsoft® Windows® Operating System    Server driver   5.1.2600.6082 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.110217-1622)    Microsoft Corporation   C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\srv.sys 

I've run various virus/malware scanners and all is fine. I assume it has SOMETHING to do with my external HDD.

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Normally, occasional BSODs are an indicator of a faulty system driver or RAM failure, or a combination of both.

So, update all your drivers and test your RAM with memtest86.

However, external USB drivers are prone to power management complexities.
It might also have to do with that.

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