The Blue Screen of Death or BSOD is known to haunt Windows operating systems from the days of Windows XP. Windows 10 users are not facing anything different. There are a number of errors in Windows 10 as well which are associated with the Blue Screen of Death. In this article, we will be talking about the error Page Fault in Nonpaged Area, which is a very frustrating one. Many Windows 10 users are facing this issue, and that’s why we have decided to help you solve this problem.
The error Page Fault in Nonpaged Area occurs when the Windows is unable to find a file within its memory which it was expecting to find. This could happen due to any of either software or hardware issues. It could be due to faulty RAM or an aborted Windows update, or simply a corrupt driver. Doesn’t matter the reason, we will help you fix this problem in simple steps. Just follow the methods below and the issue will be solved.
Fix Error Page Fault in Nonpaged Area
The error is causing BSOD, but it doesn’t mean you will not be able to use your computer. Every time BSOD comes on screen, the system will crash, but between the crashes, you will be able to use the computer in once a while. In case, you are not able to log in on your computer after several crashes, you will need to perform a hard reboot. To do so, turn ON your computer and turn it OFF 3 times. Now restart the system in Safe Mode. When you are able to use the computer, perform the methods. Now, as the reason behind issue could be from any one of the software or hardware side, we will have to look into both. We will start with software.
Method 1 – Check Hard Drive fir Errors (Disk Check)
In the first method, we will look for errors in the hard drive. Follow the steps to perform these method.
Step 1. Open Cortana and type cmd. In results, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
Step 2. Now, in Command Prompt window, type the following and press enter.
chkdsk /f /r
Step 3. Press Y on keyboard and let the process complete.
Step 4. Now enter the following and press enter.
When the process is finished, see if the problem still persists. If it does, follow the next method.
Method 2 – Check for Memory Errors
In the next method, we will check the memory for any corrupt files. Follow these steps to do so.
Step 1. Go to Cortana and type Run. Press enter.
Step 2. Type mdsched.exe in Run and click OK.
Step 3. The last step will open a dialog box. Click on Restart now and check for problems.
The last step might take 15 to 20 minutes for the process to complete. When it’s done, check if the problem is fixed. If you are getting BSOD, try the next method.
Method 3 – Undo Recent Changes
Sometimes, a new software or hardware doesn’t completely support with the system. Or, it could be corrupt. If you have installed any new software or a hardware lately, uninstall it and check if it fixes the problem. If removing them has no effect on BSOD, try the next method.
Method 4 – Check for Updates
The Windows and driver updates are known to cause this error. So, in this method, we will check both to makes sure Windows and important hardware drivers are up to date.
Step 1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings.
Step 2. Click on Update & Security.
Step 3. Click on Check for Updates. Let it check and if there are any pending updates available, download them and update your Windows.
Step 4. Now, right-click on the Start button and select Device Manager.
Step 5. In device manager, you will have to right click on the device name and check for updates. Do this with your graphics card, audio card, webcam, printer and other external devices (if any).
Step 6. After updating them, restart your computer.
Check if this has fixed issue. If the problem is still not resolved, try the next method.
Method 5 – Disable Automatic File Size Management
Follow the steps to disable Automatic File Size Management.
Step 1. Open Windows Explorer or File Explorer and right-click on This PC. Select Properties.
Step 2. In Properties, click on Advanced system settings on the left pane.
Step 3. In Performance box, click on Settings.
Step 4. Now, go to Advanced tab and click on Change in Virtual Memory box.
Step 5. Here, uncheck the box beside Automatically manage paging size for all drives. Click OK.
Step 6. Restart your computer.
This should fix the issue. If the problem is not resolved, there is nothing wrong with the software. The reason behind the issue is hardware. To fix this, open the CPU box and remove the RAM from its slot. If there are multiple sticks of RAM, interchange the slots and check if it fixes the problem. If it doesn’t, check with just one stick of RAM. If you are still seeing BSOD, you will have to replace the RAM.