As you know, your Windows always tries to find some chunk of data in the memory of your system when you are using any type of tab. And if your Window is unable to find that chunk of data it may cause the error called PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA.

This error will appear on your display in blue color. This error is also known as Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). When your window fails to find the chunk of data, it reboots your PC so that it can be protected from any damage.

That chunk of data mainly resides there only either on the space of the hard disk or on the RAM of your system.


Basically, in most cases, this error occurs when there is a fault in your RAM or the RAM’s connection with your motherboard. But there are many solutions which you can try to fix this error.

Also, if you are having anti-virus programs in your device to protect it from some corrupted sites even then it has many disadvantages as it may be one of the causes of this error. You are advised to disable it before you try the given solutions below.

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If you are also facing the same issue and trying to find out the best possible solution then you are advised to read and try the solutions given below:

Solution 1: Re-create Page File

This is the first and the foremost solution which you can try if you want to get rid of this error. To speed up your system, disk space is used. Your window always uses the disk space of your hard disk to speed up the system and for this, it creates a page file in your device.

The thing is that to get rid of this issue you should recreate this page file.

Step 1: As a first step, you have to disable this page file. To do this, first, you have to hold Windows Key and Press R. Then, in the Run dialog, you have to paste SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe and press Enter button to open it.

Step 2: After that, In the option of System Properties -> Click on the Advanced tab then under Performance, click Settings. Then, you have to choose Advanced again from the new dialog that opens up. Clear the check box for Automatically managing paging file size for all drives.

Step 3: Now, you have to select No paging file and Click Set. If any warning message appears on the screen, confirm it. After that, click on OK > OK > OK to close all the windows. Once it is done, restart your system.

Step 4: After restarting your device, you have to repeat all the above steps to go back to the virtual memory. Now, you have to select System managed size and click on Set. Also, you have to check the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives box at the top.

Step 5: Then again, Click on OK > OK > OK to close all windows and again restart your system. After doing and following all the steps above, you have to check whether all the corrupted and chunk data and files are deleted or not. And if it is not, you are still facing the same error then you should move to the next solution.

Solution 2: Run chkdsk

To implement this solution, you have to run chkdsk. Basically, chkdsk is a type of disk that will check the utility in your Window which is used to search and fix errors in the file system.

Step 1: To do this, firstly you have to click on Start, then type cmd there, right-click on it and choose the Run As Administrator option from there. After that, just type chkdsk /f /r and press Enter button.

Step 2: It will start running. After some time, if it shows a message that “The drive is locked and if you would like to schedule a chkdsk on the next restart, then you have to type in Y which means yes” then type Y and press Enter button.

Step 3: Now, you have to restart your PC and let the chkdsk run. This will help you in deleting all the chunks of data and also fix the error which you are facing.

At last, you are advised to check whether the error is fixed or not. If not, then try the other solution.

Solution 3: Run System Restore

Step 1: To run the system restore, you have to hold the Windows key and press R. Then, in the Run dialog, you have to type rstrui.exe and press Enter button.

Step 2: Now, you have to check the date and time of Restore points. Then, you have to click on Next > Finish. Last, you have to follow all the instructions appearing on the screen.

Solution 4: Update Windows

Updating the Windows is a very important step. It not only helps in fixing the errors but also will keep your device safe and updated. To fix this error, you are advised to check if your window is updated or not.

For Windows 7 and 8

First, you have to press on the Windows key and type check for updates there. Then, just click Check for updates in the search results. Now, let your PC check if any update is available. And if there is any type of update left then you should install it and update your Window.

For Windows 10

Press on Windows Key + R and type ms-settings: windows update there and then click on Enter. Now you have to check for updates and if it is available then you are advised to install them.

Solution 5: Driver Interference

To start with, you first have to follow solution 4 mentioned above. As per solution 4, you have to keep your Window updated. After that, you have to check the Driver Verifier to make sure that no other driver is causing interference and causing this error.

Solution 6: Run SFC scan

Here, you have to run the SFC scan which will help you in deleting all the types of corrupted files and fix all the errors which you are facing. This is mainly for Windows 10 but it is also applicable for Windows 8 and 9 also.

Solution 7: Windows Memory Diagnostics

As you know RAM is a very important component for your device and if it has some kind of fault then it may cause many errors in your device. So, for this, you have to Hold down the Windows key and press R.

Then, in the Run dialog, you have to type mdsched.exe and press Enter button. A dialog box will appear on your screen asking for the reboot and checking RAM now or later. You can select the option which looks better to you.

When you click on Reboot, then the check-up of your RAM will get started. If it shows any type or error in your RAM then you are advised to check it. If you are using a laptop, then your RAM will be in a small compartment at the bottom of your laptop.

In case, you are having a desktop, you can open your CPU carefully. To clean then, you should try it with a toothbrush. And even after cleaning both the RAM, you are facing the error then maybe the error is with the motherboard.

Then, you are advised to send your laptop/desktop for hardware repair and diagnosis.

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You are advised to go through the full article to know all about the PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA errors. The solutions to fix it are also mentioned above. If you are also facing the same error then you are required to read all the above solutions and try them.