Fix Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error In Windows

Page fault in nonpaged area error is a Blue Screen of Death message you don’t want to see. Use these troubleshooting solutions to fix it.

Many Windows 10 users have reported encountering the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error. Page Fault In Nonpaged Area error is one of the dreaded Blue Screen of Death messages you don’t want to see. It can both frustrate you and become difficult to troubleshoot.

Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error


If you’ve encountered Windows 10 Page Fault In Nonpaged Area error, follow the solutions in this post to fix it. 

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What is Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error

Many Windows users have reported the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area (or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA) error. This is a BSOD(Blue Screen of Death (Blue Screen of Death) error with error code STOP: 0x00000050 (0xCD3DD628, 0x00000001, 0x804EFC9A, 0x00000000)

Page Fault in Nonpaged area Error 00000050

When you encounter the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area error, you might also see some eros, such as:

  • Driver names such us ntfs.sys or ntoskrnl.exe
  • Stop: 0X00000050 (00000050 error)
  • STOP: 0x50 etc

The STOP:0x00000050 error is an indication that the system was requesting a page memory to continue working; however, the page wasn't available, and Windows OS cant continues with the process it was running.

The results of the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area error can be a harmful restart loop, with some adverse effects including:

  • Frequently crashing OS
  • Lost valuable data
  • Hardware malfunction
  • Inaccessible programs on Windows OS

What Causes Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error

Microsoft notes that the root cause of the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area error with code 00000050 can be software or hardware issues, including:

  • Aborted Windows update or Incomplete Windows update patches 
  • Driver conflicts or Incompatible third-party programs (such as printers and AV programs)
  • Faulty RAM
  • Corrupted memory 
  • Corrupted registry files
  • Malware in your computer

How To Fix Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error In Windows 10

Use the following solutions to fix HPage Fault In Nonpaged Area Error In Windows 10:

Preliminary Workarounds

Before you proceed to the solutions to fix HPage Fault In Nonpaged Area Error In Windows 10, you may carry out the following workarounds to be sure that you’re not experiencing a system error:

  1. Reboot your PC and try the process again and see if the problem has been solved.
  2. Scan your PC with anti-malware: Do this to remove malware or virus that may be blocking the Windows update process.
  3. Temporarily Disable your third-party antivirus or firewall program on your PC, if there is any, then try again to print the document you’re printing.

If these solutions do not fix the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area Error In Windows 10, you may proceed to the following technical solutions.  

Note: Before you begin using these solutions, make sure you create a Windows restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Fix #1: Undo recent Windows Changes 

To fix the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area error using this method, you must first start the windows. You need to firsts start Windows in Safe Mode then proceed to undo the recently installed changes in your PC.

Safe mode shuts down every non-essential applications and disables non-core components during the Windows launch and ensures that only the most stable drivers are running. 

To start your Windows 10 PC on Safe Mode: 

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select the Power icon.
  3. Press the Shift key down and click Restart.
  4. On the new menu select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings.
  5. Click the Restart.
  6. Your computer will reboot, presenting you with a menu—select option 4 to Enable Safe Mode (or option 5 to select Safe Mode with Networking).

In Safe Mode, you can either run your anti-malware software to remove the malware that could be causing the problem or uninstall a recent Windows update that may be causing the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area error. 

Fix #2: Uninstall Third-Party Antivirus Programs 

Some sensitive antivirus can give false positives that can stop the program you are running. Others are incompatible and can cause driver conflicts in the PC. If, after disabling the antivirus software, you still see the error result, uninstalling it may be the solution.

Before you uninstall the program, conduct a full system scan to make sure that no malware is interfering with your system operations and causing the host process error. Conducting a full system scan will help remove any malware and other related malware programs that may be causing.

Fix #3:  Check Hard drive for errors

To check the hard drive for errors, you will run disk and memory checks using the Windows built-in tool to check disk integrity. It examines dirk errors and corrects many types of common errors such as the Page Fault In Nonpaged Area error (STOP: 0x00000050).

To perform a system file check from the command line, you’ll run a chkdsk command on your Windows:

  1. Press Wins Key + S
  2. Type CMD to open the command prompt
  3. Click ‘Run as Administrator.’
  4. Type (or copy-paste) chkdsk c /f’ and press Enter.

Wait for this SFC process to complete, restart your device, and see if it has been solved. The function of the "chkdsk C: /f" command is to detect and repair the drive's issues. 

If you want to repair the drive's physical issues, you'll follow the same process. However, you'll replace f with r, for instance, type (or copy-paste) "chkdsk C: /r" command. You may run both commands simultaneously by typing "chkdsk C: /f /r." This will help you identify and repair the hard drive's errors.

SFC Scan


Restart your computer to see if this process fixes The PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA (or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA) error.

Fix #4: Run Windows Memory Dogonistic Tool

One of the causes of the STOP: 0x00000050 is a problem with Random Access Memory (RAM). For instance, when your PC’s RAM is failing. 

Windows Memory Diagnostic is a built-in Windows tool that can check if there is a problem with PC memory, and report any problems identified. To open the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool:

  1. Press Wins Key + S
  2. In the search box, type "memory diagnostic."
  3. The Windows Memory Diagnostic will give you two options: 
    1. The recommended option is to "Restart your computer now and check for problems immediately." 
    2. The second option is to "Check for problems the next time you start your computer." This will let your computer do a scan before loading the Windows operating system.
      Memory Diagnostic
  4. Choose the most appropriate option for you. 

Wait or the processes to complete and check if there are any problems with RAM to direct your next course of action. 

Fix #5: Disable Automatic Paging

Disabling Automatic Paging can also help you fix Page Fault in Nonpaged Area error in Windows OS. 

To Disable Automatic Paging in Windows 10:

  1. Press Wins Key + E
  2. On the left pane, right-click on This PC
  3. Select Properties > Advanced System Settings > then select Performance Settings
  4. In the Performance setting Window, select the Advanced tab.
  5. Once in the tab, select Change > then uncheck the option for “Automatically Manage Paging File Size for All Drives.”
  6. Click OK and save the settings > then restart your computer.

Fix #6: Update Drivers

One of the things that may cause the Page Fault in Nonpaged Area error is a faulty or outdated device driver on your PC. If the drive is faulty or outdated, you can disable, update, or uninstall then reinstall it. To do this:

  1. Press Windows +R
  2. In the run dialog box, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  3. Locate drivers that have a yellow exclamation sign
  4. On each identofied drive, Right-click > then select Update Driver Software. You'll then follow the ons-screen instructions.
  5. If you're not able to update the faulty driver, disable or uninstall it. The driver will update on the next Windows Update.

Note: you should then proceed to update your Windows to get current driver versions. 

Fix #7: Check RAM (physically)

Most often, RAM is the main culprit in the event of a Page Fault in Nonpaged Area error. Usually, it occurs when the RAM has become defective. If your computer has multiple RAM chips installed and you may fix the issue by just removing the bad chip and leaving the rest in.

If your PC has only one RAM and you’ve established that the source of the STOP: 0x00000050 error is from the RAM, follow the steps below:

  1. Turn off your computer completely.
  2. Remove the battery and unplug all the power cords.
  3. Disconnect the RAM strip.
  4. Correctly reinsert the RAM strip.

Restart your computer and check if the Page Fault in Nonpaged Area error has been fixed.

Wrapping Up 

We believe that from this article, you can know what can cause PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA error. You also have several methods to fix PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA error.

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