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Blue Screen of Death

Page Fault in Nonpaged Area

Fix Windows 10 error Page Fault in Nonpaged Area

This type of error will result in random BSOD crashes but between crashes the computer is usable.  Windows is reporting a memory error indicating that it is not finding an expected file.  Use the following 5 step approach in diagnosing and repairing.

1) Check the hard drive for errors

  1. Open the CMD prompt as administrator
  2. Run the command "chkdsk /f /r"
  3. Schedule this for the next time the system restarts (Y/N) - "Y"
  4. Check the results in the Event Viewer --> Windows Logs --> System
  5. In Windows 10, Ver 2004 it is found under source: Ntfs (Microsoft-Windows-Ntfs)
  6. The correct response will be: "Volume ... is healthy. No action is needed."

2) Check the file system for errors

  1. Open the CMD prompt as administrator
  2. Run the command "sfc /scannow"
  3. One response is:
  4. Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.
  5. Another response is:
  6. Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

3) Check windows updates

  1. Search "Windows Update"
  2. Download and install pending updates
  3. If this fails, restart the computer in "Safe Mode"
  4. Delete the folder: Windows/SoftwareDistribution
  5. Restart computer
  6. Go to step 1

4) Update Device Drivers

  1. Open the device manager
  2. Click Display adapters
  3. Right click on the hardware
  4. Left click on update driver
  5. Do the same for sound, video and game controllers

5) Check the Windows page file

  1. Search for "advanced settings"
  2. Under performance, click settings
  3. Click Advanced tap and Change
  4. Uncheck "Automatically manage..."
  5. Click "Custom Size"
  6. Use recommended setting
  7. Use Currently allocated for "Maximum Size"
  8. Press "set", "ok"
  9. Reboot computer

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