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8 Solutions to Fix The 'Page Fault In Nonpaged Area' Error in Windows 10

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Jul 17, 2024 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

Windows is a friendly OS out there for most of us. But, it has lots of BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) errors that can madden you. The Page Fault in Nonpaged Area is one of the most common BSOD errors you can encounter on your Windows 10 PC. When the error occurs, it will automatically halt your PC and turn the background of your system's screen into blue, along with stop error codes. But, the good news is that there are several solutions to help you fix Windows 10 stop code page_fault_in_nonpaged_area error. So, continue reading to learn 8 ways to get the error fixed.

Part 1: The Reasons for Windows PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA

There could be several reasons to encounter this error on your Windows 10 PC:

Part 2: How To Fix The 'Page Fault In Nonpaged Area' Error In Windows 10?

After knowing the possible causes of the Windows stop code page_fault_in_nonpaged_area error, let's now try the solutions to get the error fixed.

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Solution 1: Check Your Disk For Errors

Sometimes, the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area can occur due to an error on your disk. In this case, the Windows Snap-in tool comes in handy to check the disk for errors. So, follow the below steps to learn how to do so:

Step 1: To commence that, enter "cmd" in the search box, then right-tap the "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator".

Step 2: Now, type the command: chkdsk C: /f /r (C is the letter of the disk where you store your OS) and hit Enter to continue.

check disk

Step 3: In a while, you can reboot your PC to see whether the error has been resolved.

Solution 2: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

To fix the Windows stop code page_fault_in_nonpaged_area error, you can also try running the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool. Below are the steps to help you learn how to use the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool to fix the error:

Step 1: Enter "memory diagnostic" in the search bar and then tap on "Windows Memory Diagnostic" to continue with the process.

open memory diagnostic

Step 2: Click on the "Restart now and check for problems (recommended)".

check problems

Step 3: Wait until the PC find the issues. Once the scan is complete, the system will show the detected problem on your screen.

If no problem is detected, then try out the following methods.

Solution 3: Close Fast Startup

Fast Startup reduces Windows startup time. However, this feature might cause numerous blue or black screen problems on your Windows PC. Therefore, turning off the Fast Startup feature can help you fix the startup problems, which include Page Fault In Nonpaged Area. You can try this method only when you can boot up your PC normally or you can boot into safe mode.

Below is the quick guide to boot into Safe Mode:

Step 1: Boot into "WinPE" via two consecutive failed attempts to start Windows/installed media.

Step 2: To boot into safe mode, go to "Troubleshoot">" Advanced Options">" Startup Settings". In a while, press the F5 to select the "Enable Safe Mode with Networking" option.

enable safe mode

Now, you can turn off the Fast Startup feature by following the below steps:

Step 1: Tap the "Start" button and click the "Settings" icon.

Step 2: Select "System">" Navigate to Power & Sleep". After then, tap "Additional Power Settings".

power settings

Step 3: Click "Choose what the power button does" at the upper left corner.

Step 4: Click "Change settings that are currently unavailable". After then, uncheck "Tap on fast startup" and click the "Save changes" button.

disable fast startup

Solution 4: Increase Virtual Memory

To fix the Windows stop code page_fault_in_nonpaged_area error, you can try increasing the virtual memory. Below is how to increase virtual memory:

Step 1: First, you need to launch the setting window of the virtual memory.

virtual memory settings

Step 2: Turn off automatic paging file size management.

disable automatic paging file

Step 3: Set an appropriate virtual memory on a non-system partition.

change virtual memory

Solution 5: Update Device Drivers

If drivers have compatibility issues, then you could encounter Windows page fault in Nonpaged error. To fix the error, you can try updating device drivers. Of course, this method is applicable when your PC can boot normally or you can boot into Safe Mode.

Below is the quick guide on how to update device drives:

Step 1: To commence the process, press the "Windows + X" keys and choose "Device Manager".

Step 2: Expand the right directory to locate the culprit driver. After then, you need to right-tap the driver and select "Update Driver".

update driver

Step 3: Choose "Search automatically for updated driver software" in the pop-up window.

Solution 6: Disable Automatically Manage Paging File Size for All Drives

If you have tried the solution 4, then you already know how to disable automatically manage paging file size for all drives. It could be the case that virtual memory is causing the error on your Windows PC. And disabling the automatically manage paging file size for all drives could help you fix the problem. To learn how to do so, follow Step 1 & Step 2 of Solution 4.

Solution 7: Repair System Files

It could be the cause that Windows stop code page_fault_in_nonpaged_area error is due to damaged system files. If yes, then you can use built-in utility tools such as SFC (System File Checker) or DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management" to repair system files.

Below is how to repair corrupted system files:

Step 1: Open the command prompt on your computer. To do so, enter "cmd" in the search box, then right-tap the "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator".

Step 2: If you can't, then try boot into WinRE and then launch Command Prompt. After then, type the command: sfc /scannow to run SFC scan.

run sfc scan

Step 3: If the SFC scan doesn't work for you, then try the following the command to use the DISM tool:

This will restore system files.

Solution 8: Reset this PC

If none of the above methods help you fix the error, then it's time to reset your PC.

Step 1: Open the "Settings" page on the computer and then, click "Update & Security".

Step 2: Click "Recovery" and then, click "Get Started".

recovery settings

Step 3: Select whether to "Keep my files" or "Remove Everything" while resetting the PC.

choose option

Step 4: Follow the instructions to continue.

Part 3: How to recover unsaved or lost date due to page_fault_in_nonpaged_area error?

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recoverit interface

Step 2: Scan the location

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operations during scanning

Step 3: Preview and recover data

After the scan completes, you can preview the recoverable files. Then, select the target files you want to recover and hit on the "Recover" button to get them back. And finally, you just need to select the location where you want to save the recovered data.

preview recovered photos

The Bottom Line

So, you now know how to fix Windows stop code page_fault_in_nonpaged_area error. As you can see that there are several solutions to help you fix the error, so no need to panic if you encounter the error. Just try the above methods one by one until the error is resolved. Of course, don't forget to use Recoverit Data Recovery to rescue your lost or unsaved data with ease.

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