Windows 10 blue screen page fault in nonpaged area

What is Windows 10 blue screen page fault in nonpaged area?

Windows 10 blue screen page fault in nonpaged area is an error that usually occurs when Windows cannot locate a file within the memory and results in blue screen of death (BSOD).

 

How can you fix Windows 10 blue screen page fault in nonpaged area?

Some of the solutions to this error include testing the random-access memory (RAM) using Windows Memory Diagnostic, uninstalling the driver, fixing the registry, testing hardware, and reinstalling Windows.

 

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on November 30, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1.  Test Random-access memory (RAM) using Windows Memory Diagnostic

“Windows 10 Blue screen page fault in nonpaged area”  may be caused by defective RAM. You may want to test your RAM using Windows Memory Diagnostic Test. Please see below or see the links below for a YouTube video.

Memory Diagnostic see it here
Memtest 86 see it here

  1. Press “Windows key + R”. The Run window will appear.
  2. Type “mdsched.exe” and hit enter.

  3. Click “Restart now and check for problems.”
    NOTE: Computer will undergo reboot and the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool will appear. Let the Computer to perform diagnosis until it reboots and returns to Windows Desktop. Also, if the Memory Diagnostic found a hardware problem, it will display the text, “Hardware problems were detected.”

  4. Then, right-click the Windows start button and click “Event Viewer.”
  5. In the Event Viewer window, click “Windows Logs” then “System.” At the right side, click “find” then type in “Memory Diagnostic” and click “Find Next.” 
  6. If an error is encountered, RAM under warranty can be replaced by the supplier. However, if RAM is out of warranty you may need to buy a new one. 

Staff Answered on September 6, 2017.
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Solution 2. Uninstall the Driver

“Windows 10 Blue screen page fault in nonpaged area” may also be caused by an incompatible driver. Mostly, this is common when you have a recently installed driver. Uninstalling it may fix the error.  Please see instructions below how to access Safe mode or see the link here for a YouTube video.

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB. 
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.

  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==>Start up Setting ==> Restart.

  6. Select either from number 4, 5 and 6 to enter safe mode. 

    NOTE: If you can access Safe mode please proceed to the next solution.

  7. Now go to the Control Panel and select Uninstall program.
  8. Look for the newly installed driver that caused the BSOD and uninstall it.
  9. Restart your computer.

NOTE: Due to BSOD restart, your Windows 10 will direct you to Automatic repair window. To access Advance option, you may skip steps 1 to 4. You could also hard press the power button on the computer until you access Automatic repair. (Note that this is not advisable because it could damage your hardware.)

Staff Answered on September 6, 2017.
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Solution 3.  Fix registry

“Windows 10 Blue screen page fault in nonpaged area” could also be caused by a damaged registry. This usually occurs when you recently installed a driver or a software, and either of them may have altered a key in the registry. Fixing the registry may fix the error. 

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB. 
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.[
  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> Command prompt.

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  6. Type “C:” press enter key ==> “dir”press enter key ==> “cd \windows\system32/config” press enter key ==> “mb backup” press enter key ==> “copy *.* backup”press enter key ==> “CD” regback” press enter key ==> “dir” press enter key ==> “Copy *.* ..” press enter key ==> “A” (note: must be) Capital A press enter key.  

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  7. Then, close Command prompt and click continue. 

NOTE: Due to BSOD restart, your Windows 10 will direct you to Automatic repair window. To access Advance option, you may skip steps 1 to 4. You could also hard press the power button on the computer until you access Automatic repair. (Note that this is not advisable because it could damage your hardware.)

Staff Answered on September 6, 2017.
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Solution 4. Test Hardware

“Windows 10 Blue screen page fault in nonpaged area” may also be caused by faulty hardware. Testing the hardware may fix the error. 

The first thing to do is to turn off the computer and unplug the computer from the power source and then follow the instructions below.

  1. Open the case.
  2. Remove all RAM stick and, clean the RAM gold pin using an eraser and connect it again. Make sure that you push it down enough that the retention lever or the RAM slot lock snaps.
  3. Detach graphics card and other components such as a printer and network adaptor.
  4. Re-connect hard drive. If you have multiple hard drives, do not connect the secondary hard drives only the hard drive with installed Windows on it.
  5. Reset your Motherboard Bios by removing the CMOS battery and reconnect it after two minutes.
  6. Clean your CPU fan from dust and make sure the CPU fan cable is connected to the motherboard properly.
  7. Test the PC, turn it on. Check if the CPU fan is working. If it is not, you may need to buy a new one. If it is good, proceed.
  8. If it proceeds, to Windows Desktop turn it off again.
  9. Reconnect graphics card, secondary hard drive, and the other components. If the error occurs, your graphics card or add-on component might be the source of the BSOD. Reconnect it one by one and until you determine which one is causing the problem.
  10. If the error persists, please proceed with the hardware test below. 

 Hard Disk Driver HDD test

Option 1. Using Check Disk

Follow the Solution 3 to access Command Prompt

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB. 
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==>Start up Setting ==> Restart.
  6. To access Advance option, please see the solution.
  7. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> Command prompt.
  8. In the Command prompt, type in chckdisk /r, then press Enter and wait until the process is finished. 

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  9. If you encounter any error report, such as the image above, consider replacing your HDD.

Option 2. Using HDTune

See this YouTube link here to help you how to test a hard disk drive using HDtune.

Staff Answered on September 6, 2017.
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Solution 5. Reset Windows 

If the “Windows 10 Blue screen page fault in nonpaged area” keeps on appearing, it is possible that your Windows 10 has a lot of corrupt system files. Try to reset your Windows 10 back to it original estate using the instructions below or watch this YouTube video tutorial here.

  1. Click Windows Start, type in Reset this PC and press Enter key.
  2. In the Settings window, click Get Started.
  3. In the Reset this PC window select from the follow below
    Keep my files: If you want to keep your personal files.
    Remove everything: Restoring Windows to default and all files will be deleted.
  4. If you select Keep my files, click Next and then click Restart.
    If you select Remove everything, select Only the drive where Windows is installed and then select Remove files and clean the drive.
  5. The process may take time, please wait until it is finished.
Staff Answered on September 6, 2017.
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Solution 6. Reinstall Windows 

If “Windows 10 Blue screen page fault in nonpaged area” still persists even if all the components are in good condition, or if you replaced a bad hard disk drive (HDD), please install new Windows 10.

A YouTube video tutorial is provided here.

  1. Insert the Windows installation DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3.  Select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.
  4. Click Install Now.
  5. Click I accept the terms of the license, and then click Next.
  6. Click Custom (Advanced).
  7. Select the partition, and click Delete.
    NOTE: Delete all partition.

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  8. Select the Unallocated space and click Next.
    NOTE: If you want to define the size, click new, set the size and then click Apply. 
  9. Click ok to confirm.
  10. Wait until the installation process is finished.
Staff Answered on July 18, 2018.
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Solution 6. Reinstall Windows 

If “Windows 10 Blue screen page fault in nonpaged area” still persists even if all the components are in good condition, or if you replaced a bad hard disk drive (HDD), please install new Windows 10.

A YouTube video tutorial is provided here.

  1. Insert the Windows installation DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3.  Select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.
  4. Click Install Now.
  5. Click I accept the terms of the license, and then click Next.
  6. Click Custom (Advanced).
  7. Select the partition, and click Delete.
    NOTE: Delete all partition.

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  8. Select the Unallocated space and click Next.
    NOTE: If you want to define the size, click new, set the size and then click Apply. 
  9. Click ok to confirm.
  10. Wait until the installation process is finished.
Staff Answered on July 18, 2018.
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