Upgrading your system to Windows 10?
I have encountered a case where the computer was upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and under no load, the Faulty hardware corrupted page error (Blue Screen error) started to happen in every 2 or 3 days.
Blue Screen of Death, famously known as a BSOD, which is precisely the Faulty hardware corrupted page error, admittedly is a bad dream for everyone.
Each and every one of us has confronted a blue screen of death (Faulty hardware corrupted page error), during the time we used Windows.
Even though the BSOD is the very same thing, that is you see a blue screen and your system restarts, these BSODs come with a shitload of error messages that can help you get to the root of the actual error.
One of these aforementioned error messages that you will see on this Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is the Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page error.
The error message for the Faulty hardware corrupted page error will be shown in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Certainly, just like any other BSOD, the Faulty hardware corrupted page error can happen at any time during a specific heavy load activity and it might restart your computer.
However, a BSOD with a Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page error won’t do any harm to your system other than an inconvenient Blue Screen of Death.
What are the reasons for a Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page error message?
There can be many reasons for a BSOD with a Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page error message.
If the problem of a Faulty Hardware happened right after an update or upgrade of your system to Windows 10, then it is highly likely that the issue is caused by either the MS end, which they will solve anyway in an upcoming update or because of incompatible drivers.
Most of the BSODs are really caused by mismatched drivers and if you have recently upgraded to Windows 10 then the chances of having an inappropriate driver are really high as well.
This specific BSOD with a Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page error message is generally caused by either a faulty driver or a faulty RAM, specifically.
Since there are a lot of reasons behind this BSOD error of a Faulty Hardware, therefore we have multiple solutions mentioned below to solve this error. Look out to find the right problem for your system's BSOD message.
What are the solutions for a Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page error?
1. Updating mismatched Drivers
2. Turn off the Fast Startup
3. Check RAM and SFC
Solution 1: Updating mismatched Drivers
The first and the foremost thing you shall do to your system is to update all the Drivers, precisely the Display Drivers.
This should be on the top of your priority solutions, especially if the problem has started after a Windows 10 upgrade.
Updating your drivers is quite an easy task and takes very less time of about only a few minutes.
Follow all the steps provided below to update your drivers-
1. Firstly, you should hold the Windows key and press R button
2. Type devmgmt.msc and press the option for 'Enter'
3. Locate the option given for the Display Drivers and double-click on it
4. Select Update Driver Software, right-clicking your system's Display Device
5. Click on the Search automatically option for updated driver software
6. Wait for your PC to search for an updated version of your device driver for the system. If it finds one, you will now be able to update the driver on your PC with no problem. If it doesn’t then come down to the next step
7. Then, close the Update Driver Software window
8. You should be back at your Device Manager, Double-click the option given there for your Display Device
9. Click and select the Driver tab
10. Keep this window open or write down the driver version
11. Open a web browser and go to your Display Driver’s manufacturer’s website. Search your Display Device driver and check if they have a new driver version available for your system. If they do, download the newer version
12. Go back to the option for the Device Manager window
13. Right-click your Display Device and select the option- Update Driver Software
14. Click and select the option for the "Browse my computer" for driver software
15. Click and select the option given on the right-hand side of the screen i.e. "Browse"
16. Navigate to the location where you have downloaded the latest driver version and select it. Click the option given for "Open"
17. Click Next and follow any additional on-screen instructions.
The moment you are done with all the steps we have provided you with, then reboot your system and check for the BSOD error again.
- If the above solution (performing all the steps correctly) doesn’t work out properly then you should uninstall all your drivers and wait to see Windows handle it.
What does Windows do?
Windows, essentially, place and install the most proper drivers automatically if it doesn’t find any installed drivers for your system.
Since Windows has its own generic drivers, it’s not at all a bad idea if you uninstall your drivers and let the Windows handle the drivers.
Look for the steps given below and see if these work-
1. Hold the option for "Windows key" and press R
2. Type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter option
3. Locate, double-click and select Display Drivers
4. Right-click your Display Device and select the option for "Uninstall"
5. Verify the extra prompts
Once the driver is uninstalled from your system, restart the PC. Windows itself will install a generic driver on the reboot.
Check if the problem of the Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page error continues after these steps. If there are no BSODs left then that means the problem was with your drivers.
You can either keep the generic ones or try to install an older version of the driver provided by your manufacturer (since the latest version of your system was causing the BSOD).
Solution 2: Turn off the Fast Startup
Disable the fast startup works for a lot of users with the problem of Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page error.
This option of disabling the Fast Startup, basically, makes your computer startup a lot quicker as compared to the normal startup.
This can create problems because the fast startup might not be giving your drivers or programs enough time to load up properly.
Type powercfg.cpl and press the Enter option. This option, basically, makes your system startup a lot expeditious as distinguished to the normal startup.
This can create problems because the fast startup might not be giving your drivers or programs enough time to load up in a customary manner.
1. Hold Windows key and press R
2. Type powercfg.cpl and press Enter
3. Click the option given on the screen for "Choose what the power button does"
4. Then Click "Change settings that are currently unavailable"
5. Unmark the checked option that says Turn on fast startup (recommended). This option comes with the Shutdown Settings
6. Click and select, Save Changes
Reboot your system and check whether the problem still persists or not.
Solution 3: Check RAM
A lot of users facing this problem have solved their problem by checking the RAM and taking out or replacing the defective RAM.
In most of the circumstances, there was a faulty RAM. So, it's recommended checking your RAM as well.
Windows Memory Diagnostic
As Memtest is a third party tool and you are not ready and hesitant to use this tool, you can rather use the Windows own built-in memory diagnostic tool for checking the memory instead of the Memtest.
Although it isn’t considered to be the most reliable tool when it comes to memory testing it provides some sort of diagnostics for your RAM.
So, it absolutely is deserving a try especially if you don’t want to jump right to the Memtest or if you don’t have a lot of time to perform the test.
Follow the steps we have provided below to start the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool
Type mdsched and press Enter
FYI@: If the above test does not work out or still give you any errors then follow the steps provided below-
1. Press the option Windows key once
2. Type Memory diagnostic tool in the Start Search
3. Right-click and select the Windows Memory Diagnostic option from the search results and click Run as administrator
4. Click the Restart now and check for problems (recommended) option
The Windows will reboot itself and the testing will begin accordingly. You will be able to see the testing and its results on the computer screen.
Once the testing is done, your computer will automatically restart and you will get to see the test results when you log on to the Windows once again.
You will be able to determine whether you need to change your RAM or not from the memory test results.
Memtest is radically a memorandum that is used precisely to test the conditions of your RAM. It takes a lot of time but it is quite useful in determining the condition of your RAM.
Go to Your computer has a memory problem and follow the steps in method 1 to check your RAM.
Once you are done testing, replace the RAM with a new one or another RAM which is in a working condition (if the problem was caused by the RAM).