When Windows attempt to find the presence of data’s critical chunk in memory but go to vain then in order to save your system from further damage, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error appears in blue screen which is also known as Blue Screen of Death or BSOD.
Well, the data it’s searching is located on page file which could be either on the system’s RAM or in the hard disk’s space (RAM). Basically, this problem triggers when there’s fault in RAM. But it has been observed that there’s some other methods to overcome this error.
Understanding PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA: What Is It?
The PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error is a critical system error in Windows 10 that manifests as a blue screen of death (BSOD).
This error occurs when the system attempts to access a portion of memory (RAM) that should be in the non-paged area but is found to be missing or inaccessible. It often indicates issues with hardware, software, or drivers.
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Common Causes of the PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA Error
Several factors can trigger the PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error in a Windows 10 system:
- Faulty RAM or Memory Modules:
- Defective or malfunctioning RAM sticks can lead to this error.
- Corrupted System Files:
- Damage or corruption in crucial system files can result in memory access issues.
- Incompatible or Outdated Drivers:
- Drivers that are incompatible with the hardware or outdated can cause memory-related errors.
- Software Conflicts:
- Incompatible or conflicting software applications can trigger this error.
- Malware or Viruses:
- Malicious software can compromise system files and lead to memory access problems.
- Incorrect Hardware Configuration:
- Incorrectly configured hardware components or settings can result in memory-related errors.
How to Fix PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA Error in Windows 10
In this article we will be discussing the solutions to fix PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error.
Solution 1: Recreate Page File
Windows creates Page File in order to speed up your system for which it uses your hard disk’s space. Well, you can get rid from this issue by disabling this page file. For this :
- Press Windows key +R together to get the run Box.
- In the run dialog box type “SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe” and hit enter button.
- In the opened Windows click on the “Advanced” and Navigate to the “settings” under “Performance” category.
- Then you need to again select the option “Advanced” and make sure that the box is unchecked for the option “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”.
- Choose “No page file” and click on the set button and confirm if any warning message pop up.
- Go through all upcoming Windows by clicking ok and restart your system.
- Now after restarting navigate to “Virtual Memory” by repeating the above steps.
- Elect “System managed size” and hit the “set” button.
- This time make sure to check the box with “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” option and click ok for all upcoming Windows to close all.
- Give a restart to your system and check if the problem persists.
Solution 2: Run chkdsk
In Windows, Chkdsk is a disk checking application which is used in system to fix errors and to search. For this :
- Navigate to the start menu and type “cmd”.
- Now hit a right-click on cmd and select “Run As Administrator”.
- There type “chkdsk /f /r” and press enter to run it.
- Now if any message appears showing “The drive is locked and if you would like to schedule a chkdsk on the next restart, type in Y for yes”, then type Y and hit enter button.
- Restart your system and wait for it’s accomplishment as automatically it will detect errors and will fix them. Now check if the problem persists or not. If you are still facing the problem, scroll down to get other Solutions.
Solution 3: Run System Restore
For this method you need to :
- Press Windows logo key and F together to open the run dialog box.
- There type “rstrui.exe” and click on the run button.
- “Recommended Restore” will be the default choice.
- Click on next and then click on the finish option and follow the upcoming instructions in the screen to complete system restore.
Solution 4: Update Windows
To get rid from this issue ensure that your computer is up to date.
- For Windows 7 and 8 users:
Navigate to search bar and type “check for updates” in the search bar. If any update is available make sure to install them.
- For Windows 10 users:
Hit Windows key+R together, run dialog box & type “ms-settings:windowsupdate” there and hit enter button. Now check for updates to install them.
Solution 5: Driver Interference
This issue can be occur if any Driver caused Interference so ensure that there’s no such happenings and to check Driver verifier follow these steps :
- Press Windows key and with this type verifier.
- Click on the “verifier.exe” from the search results to run it.
- Now in a new window, the Driver Verifier Manager will appear and you need to Select Create customs setting.
- Click on the next and then check the box for all the items except the options – “Randomized Low Resource Simulation” , “Concurrency stress test” and “DDI compliance checking” ,”DDI Compliance Checking Additional”.
- Then hit the next option and then opt for “Select driver names from a list” option. Under this option all drivers which are not provided by Microsoft and click on next. Then finish and restart the system.
- After restarting let it run until it gets error and after getting error restart your system and hit Windows key +E together. Go to C drive and then Windows and from there go to Minidump.
- You will get a log file there and open it and search for the driver that caused the error or for this particular step you can take help of wikisend.com to find this file.
- After finding Navigate to google.com and type the name of sys file.
- After recognising the hardware, press the combo of Windows key +R and in the dialog box type “devmgmt.msc” and hit enter to open Device Manager. If UAC warning message popped up click yes.
- In the device manager locate the hardware and update the driver software by clicking it. If you don’t find any updates there then go to the manufacturer’s official site to get the latest version.
- Once you are done with Troubleshooting you need to turned off the “Driver Verifier Manager” and for this :
- go to start and type “verifier”.
- From the search result click on the “verifier.exe”.
- From the options choose “delete existing settings” under the “Device Verifier Manager” window.
- Choose the finish button and confirm upcoming messages accordingly and give a restart to your system. Now check if the problem exists or not.
Solution 6: Run SFC scan
Though SFC or System File Checker scan is for Windows 10 but it is applicable for Windows 7 and 8 also. To run this follow the steps :
- Hit a right-click on the start menu and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
- In the command prompt type “sfc /scannow” and press enter to execute the command and solve them.
Solution 7: Windows Memory Diagnostics
Faults in RAM can be triggered such issues, as RAM is the main using component for paging. For this:
- Press Windows logo key +R together to get the run Box and type “mdsched.exe” there.Press the enter key.
- Again a dialog box will appear asking if you want to perform the task to reboot and check RAM now or later. Choose the option comfortable for you!
- RAM checkup will start with rebooting so if there’s no errors your RAM is in good condition but if any error detected, then locate it in your laptop or CPU and take it out from the system. Clean golden parts with a pencil eraser and clean the slot with a spare brush.
To check the RAM stick, enter the stick one at a time and observe if it triggers any errors or not. Similarly, by using one slot at a time you can check the slot’s condition. Now check if the problem exists.
If both slot and RAM stick pass the test then the problem might be happening due to faulty motherboard. For this send your desktop/laptop for a Hardware diagnostic checkup. Hope you’ve found this article helpful, Don’t forget to let us know which method suited you.