In this tutorial I will explain, you to how to fix page fault in nonpaged area blue screen error in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7. The most common and quite irritating issues found on windows is blue screen that pops up anytime anywhere and in any situation. Blue screen death can occur due to several reason and each it would through a new error. On of such BSOD error in windows is page fault in nonpaged areal.

This error usually occurs because of the power outage, if your PC turned off with our shutting down properly because of the power failure you will end up with this error as you’re OS might be corrupted however this error can occur because of memory problem or faulty ram. Let’s see in the below screen.

How to Fix Page Fault in Nonpaged Area Blue Screen Error?

Here are some tips to fix page fault in nonpaged area blue screen in modern windows. As with any system crash the first thing you ought to do is reboot any try login in again.

Fix #1. Adjust the Paging file

To start off you can try a simple trick with the paging file that fixes the issue for some folks. If the issue is not hardware related, then this page file solution might just work.

  • Open System in Control Panel.
  • On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
Fix Page Fault in Nonpaged Area
Fix Page Fault in Nonpaged Area
  • On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
  • Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contain the paging file you want to change
Adjust the Paging fileAdjust the Paging file
Adjust the Paging file
  • Under Paging file size for selected drive, click Custom size, and type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set.

If you decrease the size of either the initial or maximum page file settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those changes. Increases typically do not require a restart.

Fix #2. Update Outdate Driver

If you recently updated a driver for a piece of hardware on your computer, it would be a faulty driver causing the blue screen issue. Sometimes page a faulty in nonpaged area problem is caused by corrupted driver. In this case, you have to update/ disable/ uninstall/ reinstall drivers.

Update Drives
Update Drives

Fix #3. Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files

The System File Checker tool built into Windows can scan your Windows system files for corruption or any other changes. If a file has been modified, it will automatically replace that file with the correct version.

To do this, click Start, type Command Prompt or cmd in the Search box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

  • At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannow
System File Checker tool
System File Checker tool

Leave the Command Prompt window open until the command completes — this may take some time. If everything is fine, you’ll see the message “Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.”

If you see a “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them” message, try rebooting into Safe Mode first. On Windows 10, 8.1, or 8, hold the Shift key while clicking the Restart option to access the advanced boot options menu. On Windows 7 or earlier, reboot your computer, and then press and hold the F8 key while it’s booting up. Run the sfc /scannow command from within Safe Mode.

Fix #4. Repair Damaged or Corrupted RAM (using Windows Diagnostic Memory Tools)

Although this issue usually resolved by following the above steps, it is also possible that the error could be related to bad hardware (e.g. bad memory or bad hard drive). Before assuming that either of these are bad, se suggest running a hard drive and RAM diagnostic test to check either of these are bad.

If you haven’t added any, that means your old RAM is corrupted. You should run a diagnostic test on your computer’s existing memory. This test will find memory failures and intermittent errors, which could be causing BSO error. You should use any memory diagnostic tools to run this test.

  • Open start menu and type “memory diagnostic”. Now select Memory Diagnostic App.
  • Now click on “Restart now and check for problems (recommended). Your pc will restart check for your memory problem.
using Windows Diagnostic Memory Tools
using Windows Diagnostic Memory Tools

Fix #5. Run chkdsk to Fix Page Fault in Nonpaged Area

It’s a good idea to check that your hard disks are working properly. You can do this easily by hitting the Start button and then typing ‘CMD’ and hitting return, a black window will appear, type ‘Chkdsk’ into this and hit enter. Your PC may then restart and will run the disk-checking tool, informing you if it finds any errors. If it does, then repeat the procedure but type ‘Chkdsk /f’ this time to fix the errors it finds.


If none of these methods fixed your problem, you could have a more serious issue with your computer. At this point, it’s probably a good idea to take your machine to a professional to check other hardware like the motherboard, CPU, etc. If you have any questions, feel free to comment. Enjoy!

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