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How to fix Windows 10 error Kernel Data Inpage Error

The Windows 10 error Kernel Data Inpage Error refers to a missing or corrupt page of kernel data in a Windows page file. This can be caused by file, memory or disk corruption as the term ‘Inpage’ is apparently exclusively hard disk or RAM related. All is not lost though as there are a few things we can do to fix the Kernel Data Inpage Error.

The vast majority of Kernel Data Inpage errors occur after waking the computer from sleep. It may be a good idea to cold restart your computer while working on these fixes. Then, backup any data you don’t want to lose just in case it is a hard drive error.

Fix Windows 10 error Kernel Data Inpage Error
First we need to do some checks to see what is causing the error. Let’s begin with Event Viewer.

1. Type or paste ‘event’ into the Search Windows box.
2. Check Windows logs for Kernel Data Inpage Error.
3. Check the status code to see what is causing the error.

Some status codes common with Kernel Data Inpage Error include:
0x0000007A – File access error caused by a virus, bad sector or device driver issue.
0xC000009A – Lack of pool resources.
0xC000009C – Bad hard drive sectors.
0xC000009D – Loose cable or hard disk failure.
0xC000016A - Bad hard drive sectors.
0xC0000185 – Bad cabling or IRQ conflict.

The status code you see, determines what you do next. If you see a loose cable or hard drive issue, check and/or change IDE/SATA cables and retry. IRQ conflicts are usually addressed with a full reboot. If you see 7A, a simple antivirus scan might do the trick. Bad sectors can be addressed by running chkdsk.

1. Open a CMD window as an administrator.
2. Type or paste ‘chkdsk c: /f /r’ and hit Enter. This assumes you have Windows installed on your C: drive. Change it as appropriate if it isn’t.
3. Let the process complete.

This will check your hard drive for corruption and automatically fix them if possible.

Finally, let us check your RAM.

1. Type or paste ‘memory’ into the Search Windows box.
2. Select ‘Restart now and check for problems’.
3. Allow the process to complete.

If the memory checker finds errors, turn your computer off, switch your RAM into a different slot and run the test again. If the error remains in the same slot, it can indicate a motherboard issue. If the fault moves with the RAM, it indicates a possible RAM issue. Swap physical memory as appropriate.

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