Getting page fault in nonpaged area windows 10 boot loop after recent windows 10 upgrade? Or for some other users windows suddenly stop responding and restart with a blue screen error ( page_fault_in_nonpaged_area Stop code 0X00000050 ) while doing a normal task on PC, playing a game, watching movies or while work with high graphics usage applications like Photoshop, 3Dmax, coral draw etc.
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Why page_fault_in_nonpaged_area BSOD?
That Stop code 0X00000050 usually a hardware related error, caused by Windows not finding a file within memory that it expects to find. In most cases, this issue is related to your device’s memory, either main memory, processor memory, or video card memory. And the most important the Virtual memory ( pagefile.sys ) when you’re running lots of programs with heavy memory consumption. If the size of paging file is not handled by Windows, this blue screen may come into play.
And some other factors such as power outage, Corrupted system files, Windows update or driver conflict from the software side or faulty RAM on the hardware side etc also cause page fault in nonpaged area windows 10 BSOD.
How to fix page fault in nonpaged area windows 10 BSOD
Now lets come to troubleshooting steps, How to get rid of this Windows 10 page fault in nonpaged area BSOD error. Start with basic first remove external devices ( keep only keyboard and mouse ) and start windows. This will fix the problem if any new installed Hardware device/driver causing the issue.
Access advanced options and perform startup repair, This will check and fix if any startup application, service causing the problem, don’t allow starting windows normally.
Boot Into Safe mode: For some users after single restart windows start normally, some others windows frequently restart with this BSOD at startup. That cause you need to Boot into safe mode, Where windows start with minimum system requirement and allow to perform troubleshooting steps below.
Note: If after one restart windows start normally then no need to boot into safe mode you can directly apply troubleshooting steps below to fix and avoid feature Blue screen error on windows 10.
Disable Security Software: This error is sometimes caused by interference from third-party antivirus software. To see if that’s the problem for you, temporarily disable your antivirus and check if the problem persists. If this resolves the problem, contact the vendor of your antivirus software and ask them for advice, or install a different antivirus solution.
Uninstall Third party application: Also if you notice the problem started after install any third party application simply press Windows + R, type appwiz.cpl click ok. From programs and features right-click on recently installed applications and select uninstall.
Prevent Windows From Automatically Managing PAGEFILE.SYS
As discussed before this is a memory related problem, lets first tweak Virtual memory ( pagefile.sys ) to prevent windows from automatically managing.
- Type appearance and performance on start menu search and hit enter.
- On performance options window move to the Advanced tab,
- Here under virtual memory click on change.
- In the Virtual Memory, window uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option.
- Select radio button no paging file and click on Set as shown image below.
- Click Apply followed by OK, when you’re done.
Disable Fast startup
This is another nightmare feature, introduced to reduce the windows startup time. But most of the times this Feature cause issue such as windows stuck at black screen or system frequently restarts with different blue screen error. A number of users on Microsoft forum, Reddit mention disable fast startup feature help them to fix the number of startup problems include page_fault_in_nonpaged_area BSOD at startup.
You can disable fast startup option from open Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Power Options -> Choose what the power buttons do -> change settings that are currently unavailable and then uncheck the fast startup option as show image below. Click ok and apply to make save changes.
Check and fix Disk Drive Errors
Chkdsk is a Disk Checking utility tool which is provided by Windows to check the hard drive of the device. By running this command on your system you will check if your hard drive is either failing or have some errors because of which it reduces the working of your device. So, to check your hard disk drive follow the given steps:
Open Command prompt as administrator Type chkdsk C: /f /r And press enter key.
Note: CHKDSK is short of Check Disk, C: is the drive letter you want to check, /F means fix disk errors and /R stands for recover information from bad sectors.
When it prompt “Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)”. Answer Yes to that question by pressing the Y key on your keyboard and press Enter. Restart your computer, this will check disk drive for error and fix if found any errors.
Run SFC and DISM command
If you notice this page fault in nonpaged area BSOD started after recent windows 10 upgrade there might be chance corrupted, missing system files may causing the issue. We recommend running the SFC utility, a useful utility to check and restore missing, corrupted system files on Windows PC.
Again open the command prompt as administrator type sfc /scannow and hit the enter key. This will start the scanning process for missing, corrupted system files, if found any the SFC utility will restore them from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
Wait until 100% complete the scanning process, then after Restart windows. If Sfc scan results Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. That cause on same command prompt window Run the DISM command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth.
Wait until 100% complete the command after that again run sfc /scannow command.
Run Memory Diagnostic Tool
This is another inbuild troubleshooting tool that helps to scan and find out memory-related problems on windows PC. Run this tool using steps below to check for memory errors and make sure it’s not causing the issue.
To run memory Diagnostic Tool Press Windows + R, type mdsched.exe and hit the enter key. Click on the first option Restart now and check for problems. It will restart your PC and diagnose your memory problems. Let the program finish and, you can check the memory diagnostic test results from here. If any error is found, it will be reported. If this is the case, then it’s time to replace the erring memory module.
Update Device Driver
Again outdated, incorrect or corrupt system drivers may also cause this BSOD error. You should verify that all your devices have the right driver, and update those that don’t. To check and update the device driver open device manager by Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and hit the enter key. look for any driver will yellow triangle mark right click on it and select update driver. Select option Search automatically for an updated driver and follow on-screen instructions.
Or you can visit the device manufacturer website, download the latest available driver and save it to your local drive. Then again form Device manager right click the driver ( for example display driver ) select uninstall. Restart windows and install the latest driver you previously downloaded.
Update windows: Also make sure your system has installed the latest windows updates. Windows 10 is set to install updates automatically, you can manually check for updates from Settings -> update & security -> windows update -> check for updates.
Check Physical memory module: Finally, if none of those software methods work, it’s time to check your RAM. Just remove your computer’s RAM clean it and reinsert it perfectly after few seconds. If your computer has multiple sticks of RAM, remove one and retest. If the fault persists, change the memory slot and retest. Or If the error keeps occurring, consider replacing your RAM.
These are some most applicable solutions to fix page fault in nonpaged area windows 10 boot loop permanently. Here some tips to prevent this windows 10 BSOD error.
- Also always avoid installing nulled, pirated software on your PC.
- Regularly perform a full system scan for virus malware infection.
- Install only trusted applications and regularly check and install Windows updates