The “Page Fault in Nonpaged Area” error is a common Windows 10 error message found when your machine crashes and gives you the dreaded blue screen of death. This error occurred when windows are unable to find the file in memory, which it expects to be found. There could be many reasons for this error, including software, hardware or system fault. You can easily fix the error message – page fault in nonpaged area – by following a few steps mentioned in he below article.
How to fix the error?
Please note below, if you are receiving error, and your machine will not boot normally, there is a good chance your machine will still boot into safe mode to allow you to perform some of the troubleshooting steps that I have outlined below. To boot Windows into safe mode you simply visit my article – How to boot to safe mode in Windows 10.
Undo recent changes
Most of the software or Hardware creates these kinds of issues. If you have recently connected any hardware or installed any software, then remove it from the device. The changes which have affected your device will not be able to create an issue. Check if the problem is solved or not. You can follow other methods if blue screen error is not fixed.
Disabling Automatic Paging
Another method that can fix Page Fault in Nonpaged Area Error in Windows OS is disabling automatic paging. Follow the steps below:
- Go to My Computer and right-click it.
- Select Properties, go to Advanced System Settings and then go to Performance Settings. Select the Advanced tab.
- Select Change and then uncheck the option for “Automatically Manage Paging File Size for All Drives”.
- After completing the previous step, click OK and save the settings.
- Restart your computer.
Run Disk and memory Check
Faulty RAM and corrupted NTFS volume may be the reason behind the blue screen. The diskcheck will help you in removing the error. If you do not know how to perform this task, then follow the steps given below.1) Start your windows and click windows logo key + S (to open search box).2) Type cmd in the search box.
3) Right click on the command promptand select run as administrator.
4) Type chkdsk /f /r and press enter key
5) Press Y key on your keyboard
6) Now it’s time to open run command prompt. Click windows logo Key +
Rand type mdsched.exe
7) Select Restart now and check for problems (recommended). Your Computer will restart now.
8) Wait for the scan to complete, which will take 15-20 minutes.Check again if the problem is fixed. If you get the issue, then try other methods given in this article.
Temporarily Disable Antivirus Software
Antivirus software is essential to your computer’s security, but sometimes can cause issue on your computer. One of these issues can include causing the copy-and-paste feature to malfunction. To resolve this, disable some features of your antivirus temporarily, but if this doesn’t help, disable it entirely. If this end up resolving the issue, more specific troubleshoot will be required with the AntiVirus software vendor.
Update the drivers
We have often seen that outdated drivers are the main cause of many issues in the computer. If all the methods fail in the process, then the last option is updating the drivers. First of all, you will need to find which driver is a troublemaker. Follow these steps and complete the process.1) Go to Settings>Update and Security.2) Click on the Check updates option and wait for the
processing to end.3) Navigate to Control Panel > hardware & Sound > Device manager.4) Here you will find the faulty driver with a yellow sign. Now Right click on the hardware and select Update driver software. Also do not forget to check the audio drivers, another party webcam or other drivers.5) Restart your device and check if it works
Run DISM and System File Checker
- Open Command Prompt as an administrator.
- Run command : sfc /scannow
It will run the System File Checker.
Run Command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Fix Issues with your RAM
Problems with your computer’s RAM may be another reason behind the error. In this case, the ideal solution would be to run Windows Memory Diagnostic. If you’ve determined that the source of the error came from the RAM, follow the steps below:
- Turn off your computer completely.
- Remove the battery and unplug all the power cords.
- Disconnect the RAM strip.
- Correctly reinsert the RAM strip.
- Restart your computer and check if the Page Fault in Nonpaged Area error has been fixed.