Page Fault in Nonpaged area Error in windows 11 (solved)

Blue Screen Error Occurs whenever your computer encountered something it doesn’t know how to process. So it shuts itself down to prevent any damage.

Computer crashes and restart with stop code Page Fault in Nonpaged Area? This error usually occurs when a program or the operating system attempts to use memory that is part of its work set but does not find but isn’t found in the non-paged area of memory. This Page Fault in Nonpaged Area Windows 11 occurs due to both Hardware or software problems. Outdated device drivers, corrupted system files, memory module problems, and faulty hardware devices are common culprits that can trigger this error. If your computer frequently crashes with stop code Page_Fault_in_Nonpaged_Area, here are the possible reasons behind it and solutions to fix the Blue screen error on Windows 11 or Windows 10.

Page Fault in Nonpaged Area on Windows 11

Let’s first understand page fault in nonpaged area error.

When a program or the operating system accesses memory, it typically uses two types of memory pages: paged and nonpaged. Paged memory can be temporarily stored on the hard drive when it is not actively being used, while nonpaged memory remains in the computer’s RAM at all times.

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The nonpaged area is a region of memory that stores critical system data and drivers that cannot be paged out to the hard drive. When an application or the operating system tries to access a memory page that is not present in the nonpaged area, the system triggers “Page Fault in Nonpaged Area” error on Windows 10 or 11.

The reason behind the Page_Fault_in_Nonpaged_Area error?

Well, Defective RAM modules or a failing hard drive can lead to memory-related errors, including page faults. Again Incorrect virtual memory settings, outdated device drivers or critical system files become damaged or corrupted, it can result in memory access issues.

  • Incompatible or outdated device drivers can lead to memory access issues, triggering the error.
  • If critical system files become corrupted, they can disrupt memory access and lead to errors.
  • Faulty or failing memory modules can cause inconsistencies in memory access, resulting in the error.
  • Certain software applications or drivers might conflict with each other, leading to memory access problems.
  • Faulty hardware components, such as a failing hard drive or problematic peripheral devices, can contribute to the error.

To fix the problem Check memory errors using the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool, Corrupted System Files, or Check Hardware Components

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Start windows in safe mode

Whenever you experience Blue screen error on Windows 11, the first thing you need to disconnect external devices and reboot your PC. If due to this blue screen error windows 11 restarts frequently start your computer in safe mode and perform the solutions listed below.

  • Hold the shift key and restart Windows 11 from the start menu  -> power options.
  • When the PC restarts, click Troubleshoot then Go to the Advanced option

Choose troubleshoot option

  • Click on startup settings then Click on Restart. Now press F4 To access safe mode and F5 To access safe mode with networking.

windows 10 safe mode types

When Windows 11 starts in safe mode apply the solutions listed below to get rid of this blue screen error.

Disable Automatic Paging of File Size

The virtual memory, also known as the paging file, is a portion of your computer’s hard drive that is allocated to be used as an extension of the physical RAM. If the virtual memory settings are configured improperly, such as setting the page file size too low or too high, it can lead to memory-related issues, including the “Page Fault in Nonpaged Area” error.

  • Press Windows key + R, type SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe and click ok to open system properties, ensure you are on the Advanced tab.
  • Under the Performance section, click on the “Settings” button.

Performance settings

  • In the Performance Options window, go to the Advanced tab. Under the Virtual Memory section, click on the “Change” button.

Change virtual memory option

  • First Uncheck the option “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.”
  • Next, ensure the ‘System managed size’ option is selected. Then, click on ‘OK’ to save the changes.

Adjust Virtual Memory windows 11

Check for Hardware Issues

Faulty hardware, such as defective RAM or a failing hard drive, can trigger memory-related errors. To check for hardware issues

Run the Memory Diagnostic tool to Check RAM for Errors

  • Press Windows key + R, type “mdsched.exe” and press Enter to open the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool.
  • Select “Restart now and check for problems” to initiate the memory test.

Memory diagnostic tool windows 11

  • The tool will run a comprehensive scan of your computer’s RAM for errors. It may take several minutes to complete.
  • After the scan finishes, your computer will restart automatically. Check if the error persists.

Check Hard Drive for errors Using the Chkdsk Utility

  • Press Windows key + S and type cmd, right-click on the command prompt select run as administrator,
  • In the Command Prompt window, type “chkdsk C: /f /r” and press Enter.

Tip: CHKDSK is the short of Check Disk, C: is the drive letter you want to check, /F means fix disk errors, and /R stands for recover information from bad sectors.

Run chkdsk command windows 11

  • You may be prompted to schedule a disk check for the next system restart. Type “Y” and press Enter.
  • Restart your computer, and this will start checking the disk drive for errors, and try to repair them if possible.
  • Let the scan complete, as it may take some time, After the scan finishes, your computer will restart automatically. Check if the error persists

Disable Fast Startup on Windows 11

The Fast Startup feature allows the system to boot faster by saving the kernel session to the hard drive and restoring it upon startup. However, it can sometimes cause conflicts with certain hardware or drivers, leading to memory-related errors.

Disabling Fast Startup can be a helpful step in troubleshooting the “Page Fault in Nonpaged Area” error in Windows 11.

  • Press the Windows key + R, type powercfg.cpl and click ok to open power options,
  • In the Power Options window, click on “Choose what the power buttons do” on the left-hand side.
  • Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable.”
  • Scroll down to the “Shutdown settings” section and Uncheck the box next to “Turn on fast startup (recommended).”
  • Click on the “Save changes” button to apply the settings.

fast startup windows 11

Update Device Drivers on Windows 11

Outdated or incompatible drivers can cause memory-related errors. It is important to keep your drivers up to date. You can check and update the device driver from the Device Manager or visit the device manufacturer’s official site to download and install the latest driver on your PC.

  • Press the Windows key + X and select Device Manager from the menu.
  • This will display a list of devices and peripherals connected to your computer.
  • Expand each category and locate the devices with a yellow exclamation mark indicating driver issues.
  • Right-click on the device and select “Update driver.” Choose the option to search automatically for updated driver software.

update graphics driver

We recommend Updating the essential drivers for Windows 11 including the Display or Graphics adapter, Network or wifi adapter, and for Audio device.

Also, you can Visit the manufacturer’s website and navigate to the support or downloads section. Locate the driver download page for your specific device and Download the latest driver compatible with your version of Windows.

Scan for System File Corruption

Corrupt system files can lead to memory access issues and display page_fault_in_nonpaged_area errors. You can use built-in Windows tools like System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) to scan and repair system files.

Run the Windows SFC utility to fix and make sure corrupted system files not causing this blue screen error.

  • Press Windows key + S and type cmd, right-click on the command prompt select run as administrator.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type “DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth” and press Enter.

DISM restore health command windows 11

  • The DISM will scan the system image and repair any issues it finds.
  • Next, run the system file checker utility command “sfc /scannow” to scan for corrupted system files and attempt to repair them.
  • Once the scan and repair process is complete, restart your computer and check if the error persists.

Keep Windows 11 Updated

Regularly update Windows 11 and install the latest patches, bug fixes, and security updates to ensure system stability.

  • Press the Windows key + X and select settings
  • Go to Windows update and hit check for updates.
  • If pending updates there allow them to download and install
  • Once done reboot your PC to apply them, and this probably fix the blue screen error on Windows 11.

Check for windows 11 updates

Use System Restore: If the error started occurring recently, you can try using System Restore to revert your system to a previous stable state.

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