If you are a user of Windows OS, you must have confronted an issue of page fault in nonpaged areas generally referred as blue screen of death(BSOD). It mainly occurs when windows finds such files or pages that are not available in RAM, resulting in showing “page-fault” on screen. This means that Windows is not able to carry on the procedure and has ultimately crashed showing BSOD on the screen.
How To Solve Page Fault In Nonpaged Area
- BSOD can be caused due to multiple reasons . According to Microsoft this may occur due to installation of some faulty system service or code. Antivirus may be the reason for this too. Fixing this problem is necessary otherwise it can lead to greater issues and can have bad effects like frequent crash of OS, loss of data, malfunctioned hardware and program.
Well, if this error is due to a faulty system ,the foremost step should be uninstalling the update. But if the issue is not resolved by uninstalling and you still experience crashing of the OS, go through the article and follow the solution mentioned.
1. Recreate Pagefile
Windows have disk space on hard disk in which it sets up page file for rapid use of regularly used programs. Getting rid of this issue will require disabling of page file. To continue the process, steps are:-
Step 1: Firstly ,long press the windows key and click R.
Step 2: Then, a run dialogue will appear. There ,paste SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe and tap Enter to launch system properties.
Step 3: Next ,in system properties press over Advanced. In that, select performance, and then, click over settings.
Step 4: Then, press advance ,again, from the opened dialogue box and untick Automatically manage paging file size for all drivers.
Step 5: Next, click on No paging file and press set and confirm all warning messages. Click Ok ,again to close all Windows and finally restart your computer.
Step 6: Afterwards redo all above performed steps to get to Virtual Memory. Now, choose the system managed file and press set.
Step 7: Next, tick the Automatically manage paging file size for all drivers box and select ok again to shut all Windows and finally restart the Computer.
This process will lead to deletion of any faulty data in page file. If it doesn’t works out ,check our second solution.
2. Run Chkdsk
Second method that we can use to resolve it is to first check if the hard drive is working or not ,and for that we will need to scan it.
In case you don’t know how to do this follow the steps below:
Step 1: First, press start, search for CMD and right click over it and select Run as administrator.
Step 2: Next, type chkdsk/f/r and press Enter.
Step 3: Next when you will get a Box with a message that “The drive is locked and if you would like to schedule a chkdsk on next restart, type in Y for yes”, press Y and then Enter.
Step 4: Let ,it run. It will automatically find and fix your hard drive.
Step 5: At last, restart the system.
After doing the above solution ,in case windows still crashes, Scroll down
3. Run System Restore
Restore point is one of the best features to be of help in this issue. It takes the system back to working perfectly, as it was earlier. But for this you must have a restore point already formed.
If you already have Restore point, following are the steps to resolve BSOD :-
Step 1: Start with clicking the windows key and press R.
Step 2: Then, type rstrui.exe on the dialogue box just opened, and press ENTER. Default choice would be recommend restore.
Step 3: Next, mainly we have to note the date / time of the restore point when the system was working smoothly. For viewing more points click to SHOW MORE RESTORE POINTS ,click Next and then Finish.
Step 4: Finally, follow the procedure given on screen to achieve SYSTEM RESTORE.
By chance, if you hadn’t created Restore point earlier, don’t worry and just move to our next point.
4. Update Windows
In software, to clear bugs and fix the issues, generally updates are provided. Updating windows also leads to solving BSOD issues.
So, check on updates if any and always keep your device up to date. Well, probably you must have been knowing the process of updates, but if you don’t steps are provided below :-
For windows 7 & 8:
Step 1: Tap windows key and search for updates.
Step 2: Select Check for updates from results.
Step 3: If it shows any updates available, install it.
For windows 10:-
Step 1: Click the start button and press R.
Step 2: Then type there ms-setting: windows update and press ENTER.
Step 3: Finally check for updates and install if any.
If updating didn’t work for you, go to the next solution.
5. Driver Interference
Generally , BSOD errors are caused due to incompatible or faulty drivers. This mainly occurs if you have recently updated systems to Windows 10.
For knowing that BSOD is caused due to faulty drivers or not, perform automatic driver update or manually update the driver.
For updating manually, go through the steps:-
Step 1: At first, search for DEVICE MANAGER in the start menu through the search bar.
Step 2: Then, when “DEVICE MANAGER” is launched, select the yellow marked device.
Step 3: Next right click over device and press software update. Follow the steps provided for updating.
Step 4: If you don’t find any update, uninstall the existing one and find the best and device specific driver.
Look over if you are still getting the issue. If yes, let’s move to the next part.
6. Run SFC Scan
SFC scan is in-built in Windows and used as a system file checker. It examines and fixes all the potentially harmful documents. It shows details of the issue and eliminates it, making the device work normally.
Following are the steps for doing so:-
Step 1: First, search for cmd after pressing the start button.
Step 2: Next, right click on command prompt and select Run as administrator.
Step 3: Then, type sfc/scan now in command prompt and tap ENTER. Sfc/scan now will check all files and will replace bugged files with cached copies
Step 4: Close the prompt only after completion.
After going through all the processes, check for the issue. If that is still there, check out the next method.
7. Windows Memory Diagnostics
Defective RAM, sometimes, leads to these issues. RAM is an integral part and a bug in that, can trigger such problems in devices. To check the RAM, whether it’s faulty Or not, we need to use a Memory Diagnostic tool.
For that, here are the steps :-
Step 1: Firstly ,tap windows+R.
Step 2: Then, type mdsched.exe in the box and press Enter.
Step 3: After that, choose the preferred options from the dialogue box.
Step 4: While rebooting, check up of RAM will start. If it finds some error, then inspect it.
- In the laptop, at the bottom is the RAM compartment.
- On the desktop, open the CPU carefully.
Step 5: If more than one RAM is there, place them parallel to each other, remove sticks and clean golden contacts with eraser. Also, clean slots with a toothbrush.
Step 6: Then, check each stick, put one at a time and see if you get the error. Also, check the slot.
If you don’t get an error with either of the RAM, then probably the motherboard of your device has been damaged. For that, it can be repaired at any hardware repair shop for desktop and laptops.
Page fault in non paged area is very common issue and we have tried to list all possible solutions for that. In case none of the provided methods worked for you, our recommendation will be using Restoro Repair Tool to scan and replace the corrupt files.
If you are with us, till here, and read the whole article, we genuinely hope that one of our methods worked for you. We hope this article proved to be useful.