Windows 10 installation gives “page fault in nonpaged area.”

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I own an original Windows 7 OS, and downloaded the update for Windows 10. After installation of files comes the installation of drivers and related files. The computer then reboots into Windows 10 bootscreen and I get a BSOD with the error message "page fault in nonpaged area." The computer proceeds to reboot a few times trying to recover the installation, then recovers the original OS. I have tried to fix this by modifying certain cache options in the system's properties. I have also ran an in depth hard drive scan. I know this error message could be due to a bad driver or a bad RAM, but I have failed to identify what is the error's source. Note that I am not getting this error with the Windows 7 OS.

Best Answer

  • ...usually occurs after the installation of faulty hardware or in the event of failure of installed hardware (usually related to defective RAM, be it main memory, L2 RAM cache, or video RAM).

    Another common cause is the installation of a faulty system service.

    Antivirus software can also trigger this error, as can a corrupted NTFS volume.

    Hopefully this can help guide you: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff559023(v=vs.85).aspx

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