Fix stop error 0x50- PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA

While working on a computer running Windows operating system, users report that they encounter a blue screen containing error code name PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and value 0x00000050. Due to this bug check, users are halted in the middle and they need to restart their system. Besides, the stop error can lead to the data loss since open documents that have not been saved on a disk would be lost. Hence, in this post I will elaborate how to fix error PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA.

fix error page fault in nonpaged area

Why PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA appears?

Blue screen having bug check error PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA is encountered in almost every Windows operating system like in Windows 10, Win 8, Win 7, Vista, XP, Win server 2008, 2012, 2003. The error occurs when a program tries to access a page which was supposed to be present in non-paged area of RAM but Windows couldn't find it. In order to fix error PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA, there are some possible solutions that can be carried out in all versions of Windows.

Understanding Page fault in Non-paged area

When data is too large to fit in main memory (RAM) then inactive portion of data gets stored in the page file, this file is stored on hard drive. In order to bring pages from storage device (page file) to RAM, swapping takes place. On the other hand, Non-paged area is located in RAM which stores the critical data for running the system and this data cannot be swapped. The stop error 0x50 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA is encountered when operating system tried to access non-paged area and did not get the data it was looking for.

Reasons and possible solutions of stop error 0x50

There are many reasons that brings the stop error 0x50 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. Some of them are listed below:

  • Uncheck Automatic Paging File Size Manager
  • The error can be resolved by disabling automatic paging file size manager. To fix error PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA, right click my computer > properties > advanced system settings > Performance settings > Advanced tab > change > clear checkbox of 'automatically manage paging file size for all drives'.

  • Disable Antivirus program
  • It may be possible that blue screen of stop error 0x50 is caused by antivirus application since software like antivirus or antimalware might access non-paged area or removed some critical data. To fix error PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA, users must disable the antivirus software.

  • Remove Faulty RAM
  • One of the main reason for occurrence of error PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA is if your RAM is faulty. The issue can also be aroused if L-1 or L-2 cache is faulty. In such situation, users had better replace the memory or perform memory test using memory diagnostic tool.

  • Run Check Disk utility
  • This BSOD Stop error 0x50 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA can be caused by disk-related errors or corrupted NTFS partition. So the bug check can be resolved by CHKDSK tool via command prompt or Windows interface.

  • Incompatible Drivers or hardware
  • Faulty or incompatible hardware or device drivers may cause Blue screen of death, so in order to fix error PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA users need to remove recently installed hardware and try to recognize faulty drivers so as to uninstall them.

  • Use Windows Advanced options
  • Stop error 0x50 can be resolved by using Win Advanced options. To fix error PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA, restart the system and press f8 then go to Windows Advanced Options menu then select Last Known Good Configuration option.