Are you seeing “PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA” BSOD error on your computer? Is your computer not booting up Windows 10 or from your USB recovery drive? If that is the case you don’t need to worry further. The crash of virtual memory on your computer is the main reason behind this error. Follow these simple fixes on your computer and the problem will be solved in no time at all.
1. Eject out any unnecessary peripherals (like- USB devices, WiFi adapter, Bluetooth adapter, etc). Then, restart your computer.
2. Check if there are any crucial Windows Update pending.
Fix- Adjust Virtual Memory on your computer-
The virtual memory on your computer may cause this issue on your computer.
1. Press Windows key+R together to open the Run window.
2.. In the Run window, type “sysdm.cpl” and then hit Enter to open System Properties.
3. In System Properties window, go to the Advanced” tab.
4. Under the Performance‘ tab, click on “Settings“.
5. In the Performance Options window, now go to the “Advanced” tab.
6. Now, under the ‘Virtual memory‘ section, click on “Change” to change paged file size change.
7. In the Virtual Memory window, uncheck the option “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives“.
8. Select “C:” drive.
9. Now, click on “No paging file“.
10. Click on “Set” to set it.
11. If you see a warning message, click on “Yes” to confirm the change.
13. Click on “OK“.
14. In the Performance Options window, click on “Apply” and then click on “OK” to save the changes.
15. Finally, click on “Apply” and then on “OK” to save the changes on your computer.
Now, reboot your computer.
After rebooting your computer, the error message won’t pop up again.
Fix-2 Try Startup Repair-
Startup Repair can solve this issue on your device.
A. To try all this fix on your device, you need a bootable installation media (or the Windows 10 DVD from which you had installed Windows 10). If you don’t have one, you have to create a bootable installation media. After you have created the bootable installation media for your device, you may proceed to the main solutions.
B. You have to change the boot priority on your computer. To change the boot options follow these steps-
Changing boot priority to the right order will boot your computer from the flash drive/ CD-ROM drive.
1. Start the computer.
2. When the computer is booting up, press “F12“* key to open boot settings on your computer.
* NOTE– The actual key to open the boot settings on your computer can differ. Please check it for your system.
3. When BIOS settings will open on your computer, go to “BIOS“.
You may also notice a different set of options in boot priority instead of the name of the boot drive.
Simply put the “Removable Devices” (or “CD-ROM Drive” if you have the Windows installation disk) at the top as it will be of the highest priority. In some PC, the name may differ. Just make sure to put USB/ CD-ROM Drive at the top.
Once you have done it, save and exit BIOS settings to boot your computer from the Windows 10 installation drive.
1. At first, insert the installation media you have created (or the Windows 10 installation DVD) on your computer.
2. Press any key from your keyboard to boot from the DVD.
3. Now, set your language preferences and click on “Next“.
4. Now, click on “Repair your computer” on the bottom left corner of the Recovery Environment.
5. In the Advanced options window, click on the “Startup Repair“.
Now Windows will fix any startup issue on your computer.
This should solve the problem on your computer.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.