This blue screen of death error doesn’t have to be the death of your system.
The KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR is a serious BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error that has been present in the earlier iteration of Windows as well. Now, it’s plaguing Windows 11 users, too. The usual suspects for this error are improperly connected cables, faulty RAM, or there could be a bug interfering with the system.
Thankfully, there are many methods you can try to resolve the issue, so you don’t need to panic right away. Though do keep in mind that the below-mentioned methods can resolve only software-based issues but they could be instrumental in pinpointing a hardware-based issue if that’s the culprit. Let’s get on with it.
Method 1: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Windows Memory Diagnostic tool helps you diagnose and find issues with the RAM module installed on your computer. If the issue is hardware-based, this will significantly help you pinpoint the issue.
Head to the Start Menu and type Memory Diagnostic to perform a search for it. After that, from the search results, click on the ‘Windows Memory Diagnostic’ tile to proceed.
Then, either click on the ‘Restart Now and check for problems’ option to restart the PC immediately. Or click on the ‘Check for problems the next time I start my computer’ option based on when you’re comfortable with performing these checks.
Method 2: Run a CHKDSK Scan
CHKDSK scan will check your hard disk for the physical bad sector and logical errors as well. This will help you to pinpoint problems with your secondary storage device.
First, head to the Start Menu and type Terminal to perform a search for it. After that, right-click on the ‘Terminal’ tile and choose the ‘Run as administrator’ option to proceed.
Then, enter credentials for admin on the UAC screen if not logged in with an admin account. Otherwise, click on the ‘Yes’ button to proceed.
After that, click on the chevron (downward arrow) and then choose the ‘Command Prompt’ option to continue. This will open the Command Prompt in a separate tab.
Next, type or copy+paste the below-mentioned command and hit Enter on your keyboard to execute the command.
After that, press the Y key to schedule the scan to be initiated when you boot up your PC next time.
Method 3: Run SFC and DISM Scan
System File Checker and Deployment Image Servicing and Management scans will check and repair the existing operating system files installed on your device along with other system files.
First, head to the Start Menu and type Terminal to search for it. Then, right-click on the ‘Terminal’ tile and choose the ‘Run as administrator’ option to proceed.
Next, if you are not logged in with an admin account, enter credentials for one. Otherwise, click on the ‘Yes’ button to proceed.
After that click on the ‘chevron’ (downward arrow) icon and click on the ‘Command Prompt’ option.
Then, type or copy+paste the below-mentioned command and hit Enter on your keyboard. This will restore your currently installed OS image on your device.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Once completed, type or copy+paste the following command to check and repair the System files on your PC.
Method 4: Enable Automatic Paging of File Size
The KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR can also occur when the paging file size is not correctly configured. It may sound a bit technical, but it is fairly easy to change the setting and Windows handles the rest automatically.
First, head to the Start Menu and click on the Settings icon to proceed. Alternatively, press the Windows+I keys together on your keyboard to open the app.
After that, make sure you have selected the ‘System’ tab from the left sidebar.
Next, from the right section, click on the ‘About’ tile to continue.
Then, click on the ‘Advanced system settings’ from the ‘Related link’ section. This will open a separate window on your screen.
Now, click on the ‘Settings’ button present under the ‘Performance’ section to continue.
Another separate window will open. Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab and then click on the ‘Change’ button present under the ‘Virtual Memory’ section. This will open a separate window on your screen.
Now, click on the checkbox preceding the ‘Automatically manage paging file size for all drives’ option and then click on the ‘OK’ button to save the changes.
Method 5: Perform a Clean Boot
Many times a third-party software/service might interfere with the system and generate this error. Hence, starting the system in the clean boot can help you determine if the actual culprit behind the issue is a third-party software/service.
First, press the Windows+R keys together on your keyboard to bring up the Run utility. Then, type msconfig and press Enter on the keyboard to continue.
From the General tab, click on the radio button preceding the ‘Selective startup’ option and then click on the checkbox preceding the ‘Load system services’ option to proceed.
Then, head to the ‘Services’ tab and click on the checkbox preceding the ‘Hide All Microsoft services’ option. Then, click on the ‘Disable all’ button. Finally, click the ‘Apply’ button and then click on the ‘OK’ button to close the window.
Now restart the PC from the Start Menu. Once the PC is restarted in the clean boot you can check if you are still facing the issue. If not, you can enable processes one by one and check which one is causing the issue.
That’s about it. Though KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE is a serious BSOD error that your computer might face, you can easily diagnose and fix the issue on your computer using the above-mentioned methods.