PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA is a Windows Blue Screed of Death (BSOD) error that may occur in any Windows PC. It is a very common BSOD error massage. Generally it will go away after you restart your PC. But if you are frequently getting this error massage with Blue Screen, you might try to fix this on your own. This article shows how.
Reason of the error Page Fault
In simple words, Page Fault in the Nonpaged Area means your OS is unable to locate some crucial data for some reasons. The reasons may include one of the followings:
- Corrupted device driver.
- Hardware malfunction (ex: RAM or Hard disk issues).
- Misconfigured antivirus program.
Fixing the Page Fault error
Here we are going to list several methods for fixing the Page Fault in the Nonpaged area error. Try them one by one to find out which one works for you:
Solution 1: Running Windows disk check
Right click on C drive (ie the drive where your OS is installed). Click on Properties, then go to Tools tab. Click on the Check now button. You will see a new dialogue box with two options. Mark both the check boxes. Then click Start. You might see a massage saying that Windows can’t run the checkup while the disk is being used. You will be given an option to schedule the disk check for the next time the computer starts. Click on this option. Now restart your PC. Your hard drive will be checked for errors automatically while your computer restarts.
Solution 2: Resetting the paging files
Right click on My Computer then go to Properties > Advanced system settings. Click on Performance Settings. Then click on the Advanced tab. Under the title Virtual Memory you will see a Change button. Click on it and then remove the check mark form the box to stop automatically managing paging files. Now below this check box you will see a list of drives. Select your system drive (Usually C) and click on No paging file. Then click Set. Ignore any warning, just click Apply and Ok. The system will prompt you to restart your PC. Restart and follow the same steps as above again. But this time click on System managed size before clicking Set. Restart again. Hopefully this will solve the problem.
Solution 3: Going back to last known good configuration
Start your PC and hold the F8 key while it is starting. You will see the Windows Advanced options menu. Select the Last known good configuration and hit the enter key. (Note that the F8 key might not work in Windows 8 and 10.)
Solution 4: Uninstalling corrupted driver or misconfigured antivirus
In start menu search box, type “device manager”. Examine the list (under each title there will be multiple drivers) and search for any yellow exclamation sign beside a driver name. If there is one, right click on the driver and click Update. Let the Windows search automatically for the updated driver. If the update fails, right click again on the driver and choose Disable.
By the way, if you remember updating any particular driver before the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area error appeared, right click on that driver. Now go to Properties > Driver. There you will see a button named Rollback. Click on it and then click Ok.
You can also try uninstalling your Antivirus program to see if that solves the problem. If so, then you should use a different antivirus.
Solution 5: Checking the RAM
In the control panel search box, type “memory problems”. You will find an Administrative tool to diagnose memory problems. Click on it to check your RAM. You will be asked to restart your PC. After check up the PC will start and show you the results of the process. If any errors are found, you probably need to replace your PC’s RAM.
Hopefully the steps mentioned above will solve the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area BSOD error of your PC.
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