Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error And How To Fix It

Windows is a good and friendly operating system with most of us. But it has a lot of BSOD (blue screen of death) errors that you might feel annoyed when faces them. The Page Fault In Nonpaged Area is one of the most common BSOD errors in Windows. When this error occurs, it will automatically stop your computer. And turn the background of your screen into the blue. In the display of your computer, it will show error messages with stop codes.

Sometimes, the “Page Fault In Nonpaged Area” error occurs on your computer and it might solve automatically. But if this error appears frequently, then your computer is having a serious problem. You need to figure out the cause of the problem and then fix it.

What Is The Cause Of Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area Error?

According to the information from Microsoft, this error occurs when your computer asks for a page from the RAM memory or hard drive, but it wasn’t available. A few antivirus or internet security may cause this error, too.

Page Fault In Nonpaged Area

A few weeks ago, one of our friends was faced this error in his Windows 7 computer. He has been checking on the Internet for all day, looking for a solution to help him fix this error. He got this error on his computer five times and happened randomly whether he’s playing a game or surfing the Internet.

After helping him to determine the cause of this error and fix it, we want to show you a few good solutions, which may help to fix the “Page Fault In Nonpaged Area” error on your computer.

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How To Fix Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error In Windows?

In this article, we will give you a few solutions that you might use to fix this error and get rid of the problem.

Uncheck Automatically Manage Paging File Size For All Drives

Sometimes, the Virtual Memory may be causing this error on your computer. To fix it, you have to disable “Virtual Memory” from System Properties of your Windows OS.

Firstly, right-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and select Properties. If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10, it might have a different name like “This PC”.

My Computer Properties

On the left side, select “Advanced system settings”.

Select the “Advanced” tab and then select “Settings” button inside the “Performance” section.

Advanced System Settings

Inside the “Virtual memory” section, select “Advanced” tab, and then click on the “Change” button.

Uncheck the box named “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”, and then select “No paging file” and click on the “OK” button.

Windows Virtual Memory

Restart your computer for the change to take effect.

This solution can help you fix the “Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area” error on your computer. In most cases, this BSOD error won’t appear again.

If this method doesn’t help you to fix the problem and the error still remains, please move to the next solution.

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Solve Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error With Windows System Restore

There are two ways you can use to restore your computer back to the good configuration. With this method, your computer will automatically roll back to the previous working point when this error still didn’t occur yet.

To apply this method, reboot your computer. Press and hold the F8 key on your keyboard until you see the Windows Advanced Options menu. Just select “Last Known Good Configuration” and press “Enter”.

Last Known Good Configuration

Next, reboot your computer again and press F12 key (or maybe F2 or F10; try both of them is the “F12” key doesn’t work). In the next step, disable “Memory Cache”, and then Save and Exit.

Next, after accessing to your computer, pressing Windows + R key and type “cmd.exe” to open Command Prompt program. In the Command Prompt program window, type chkdsk C: /f /r and press “Enter”. Your computer will automatically find any problem on your hard drive and then fix it.


Sometimes, you have to restart your computer to process the command. Windows may also ask the Administrative privilege to run the chkdsk command. Please run the Command Prompt program as Administrator.

chkdsk command failed

If you are able to log into your Windows, you can go to your “Desktop”, right-click on “My Computer” and select “Properties”.

In the next step, select “System Protection” and click on the “System Restore” to restore your Windows.

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Find And Disable Faulty Device And Its Driver

If you recently installed or updated any driver before getting this error, it could be the reason that caused this error. The drivers is required to run all hardware on your computer. But if the driver is corrupt or isn’t compatible with the computer, it can cause this error.

To fix this, go to Control Panel and click on “Device Manager”. Next, find any faulty driver in there and uninstall it. If you have recently installed or update any driver, you should uninstall it to test if it’s the cause or not.

unknown device driver

If the “Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area” error occurs on your computer because a faulty driver, go to the official website of the manufacturer, find the latest driver and then download and install into your computer. If after installing the new driver and the problem is occurring again, contact the manufacturer and ask for a solution to solve this problem.

Also Read: Fix Dpc Watchdog Violation Error.

Repair Corrupted Windows System Files

If any Windows system file is corrupt, it can lead to many errors, including a few BSOD errors. To solve the problem, you have to repair these corrupted system files in Windows.

Firstly, open Command Prompt with Administrative privilege (Run as Administrator). Next, type sfc /scannow and press “Enter”. The Windows will automatically scan, verify and fix any corrupted file on your Windows computer.

sfc /scannow

Sometimes, it will require you to boot into “Safe Mode” to use the SFC command. Simply reboot your computer, press and hold “F8” key and then select “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”, type sfc /scannow and press “Enter”.

Tip: According to a few reports from users, uninstall antivirus / internet security programs or remove and re-insert RAM memory also helps to fix the “Page Fault In Nonpaged Area” error. We would suggest you try these methods if none above methods are useful to help you solve the problem.

If you have any question about this article or need further help on this error, feel free to contact us.