If you’re on Windows 10 and you’re seeing this blue screen of death error with the error code PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA, you’re not alone. Many users are reporting it. But the good news is, you can fix it easily by yourself.
How do I fix it?
IMPORTANT: You’ll need to be logged into Windows on the problem computer to try any of these solutions. If you can’t log into Windows, power on and off your PC 3 times to perform a hard reboot and restart it in Safe Mode, then try these solutions.
This blue screen error could relate to faulty RAM or corrupted NTFS volume. To resolve the problem:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and S key at the same time, then type cmd in the search box.
2) Right-click Command Prompt, then select Run as administrator.
3) Type chkdsk /f /r, then press Enter on your keyboard.
4) Press Y on your keyboard.
5) Press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type mdsched.exe.
6) Click Restart now and check for problems (recommended). Your PC will restart immediately.
7) Wait for the scans to finish (it can take up to 15-20 minutes).
8) Check to see if the problem is resolved.
One of the causes of this blue screen error could be recent changes you’ve made to your system. If you’ve added new hardware or software to your system recently, remove them to see if the problem is fixed.
This error is sometimes caused by interference from a third-party antivirus software. To see if that’s the problem for you, temporarily disable your antivirus and check if the problem persists. (Consult your antivirus documentation for instructions on disabling it.)
If this resolves the problem, contact the vendor of your antivirus software and ask them for advice, or install a different antivirus solution.
IMPORTANT: Be extra careful about what sites you visit, what emails you open and what files you download when your antivirus is disabled.
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time to open your File Explorer.
2) Right-click This PC, then select Properties.
3) Click Advanced system settings.
4) Click Settings in the Performance section.
5) Go to the Advanced tab, then click Change…
6) Make sure the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option is un-ticked. Then click OK to save the change and exit.
7) Restart your computer and check to see if the problem is resolved.
This error can also be caused by a outdated, incorrect or corrupt system driver. You should verify that all your devices have the right driver, and update those that don’t.
If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to all flagged devices to automatically download and install the correct version of their drivers (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
4) Restart your system and check if the error is resolved.