Windows is a rather well-made operating system that has grown into a very stable platform for PC users. However, that does not make it immune to random bugs, glitches, or the infamous Blue Screen of Death.
In this article, we’re looking at some fixes for the Falty Hardware Corrupted Page BSoD to help you figure out how to get your PC back up and running.
Remove external peripherals
The first thing you should do is try and remove any external peripherals you may have connected to your PC. External peripherals can sometimes conflict with some of their internal counterparts triggering hardware errors of all sorts.
Update your BIOS
Updating your BIOS is also a good idea if you’re frequently running into BSoDs. However, do keep in mind that the process for updating the BIOS differs greatly depending upon the make and model of your PC’s motherboard, so be sure to consult with an expert if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Run the Check Disk utility
The BSoD can very well be a sign of your boot drive failing to perform as it should. Try running the check disk utility to check whether or not your storage drives are, in fact, functional.
Run the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool
If your RAM is seated properly but is failing, it can trigger this error. To check if there’s an issue with your RAM, follow these steps.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Windows Memory Diagnostics. Then, click the corresponding search result.
Step 2: Run the tool and click the Restart now button to check for problems.
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Disable Fast Startup
While fast startup as a feature is usually meant to help users boot their PCs faster, at times it can cause issues with your hardware, especially storage devices. Try disabling fast startup to see if that solves your problem.
Step 1: Right-click the Start Button and select Settings. Alternatively, you can press Windows Key + I.
Step 2: Search for Power & Sleep Settings.
Step 3: Click on Additional Power Settings.
Step 4: Click on Choose what the power button does.
Step 5: Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
Step 6: Disable/Enable Fast startup.
Run an SFC scan
Corrupt files are the number one reason why your PC might be behaving weirdly. Here’s how you can get rid of them and potentially resolve your issue.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + S to bring up the Cortana/Search box and search for Powershell. Open Windows Powershell from the search results.
Step 2: Type sfc /scannow to scan your system for issues.
Step 3: If the SFC scan finds any problem, use the following command to resolve them.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Restart your PC, and the error should’ve been resolved. If that doesn’t help, you can also run a DISM scan to fix any other errors by using this guide.
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Update your drivers
Out of date or corrupt drivers can also cause numerous hardware problems leading to BSoDs. If you haven’t updated your drivers in a while, now’s the time to do so, especially for your display drivers.
Step 1: Right-click Start and select Device Manager from the menu.
Step 2: Under Display Adaptors, find your graphics card’s name, right-click on it and click on Update Drivers.
Step 3: Click on Search automatically for drivers. Windows will then automatically look for and download the latest drivers for your particular GPU.
While this should help resolve the error, in case it doesn’t, click Uninstall device and restart your PC to force Windows to install the required drivers. You can then update them later.
Run the Windows hardware troubleshooter
Windows 10 comes with a few handy troubleshooters that can resolve a bunch of issues. However, for some reason, Microsoft has removed the hardware troubleshooter from the troubleshooter’s menu. So here’s an alternative way to run the hardware troubleshooter.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run prompt. Type cmd and hit enter.
Step 2: Type msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic and press enter. This will launch the hardware troubleshooter.
Proceed along as instructed by the troubleshooter.
Reset your PC
If nothing else works, try resetting your PC.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Reset this PC. Then, click on the corresponding search result.
Step 2: Under Reset this PC, click on Get started.
Follow through with the rest of the reset process, and your computer should fix the Video dxgkrnl fatal error in Windows 10