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How to Fix Kernel Data Inpage Error in Windows 10

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The Kernel data inpage error is occurred due to hardware failures. The error is associated with bad memory modules and hard drives. According to many experts, viruses and malware can also cause this error. You will see this error on a blue screen. The error is also called the blue screen of death error. Whenever you see this error, your PC will restart after compiling some raw data. KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR is a common BSOD error code, and in most cases, it occurs due to hardware failure. When the error happens, your system will force stop the OS to save the data. The error can also damage your data as the storage drive is the most affected hardware due to this BSOD error code. The main reason for this error is corrupted RAM or hard disk drive.

In this article, we are going to share how you can fix the KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR BSOD code. As we mentioned, bad memory modules are the main reason for this error, and fixing damaged components can fix the issue. Normally, your PC will restart automatically when you face this error, but check our other article to fix it first if your PC doesn’t turn on.

Fix Kernel Data Inpage Error in Windows 10

Ensure that your memory stick is connected correctly and that the hard disk is properly connected. Before following these troubleshooting steps, take a complete backup of your hard disk. Try to copy all important files to another external hard disk or USB.

Solution 1: Clean RAM

Step 1: Cleaning your RAM is the first step to fix the issue. Open your PC or laptop backside and then remove the RAM. Step 2: Take a rubber and then clean the connecting surface of your RAM. Step 3: Now attach your RAM again and restart your PC. Check if you are facing the error again or not.

Solution 2: Test your memory

Testing memory is another important method to solve this error. Windows 10 comes with a built-in memory diagnostic tool to test memory. Step 1: To access Windows Memory Diagnostic tool, open the start menu and search for “Windows Memory Diagnostic“.

Search Windows Memory Diagnostic in the start menu

Step 2: Now click on Windows Memory Diagnostic and then click on restart now and check for problems.

Restart Now It will restart your PC and fix all issues related to memory modules.

Solution 3: Test your hard drive

Windows 10 comes with another built-in tool called Check Disk utility (Chkdsk). The tool is used to scan the hard disk for errors and fix them. The basic feature of Chkdsk’s basic function is to scan the file system on a disk volume and fix any logical errors. The command will also fix bad hard disk sectors. The first step that this tool will take you to is to perform a full Windows system scan. When the scan is complete, it will show you all of the files and folders that appear due to file corruption, malicious programs, and other reasons.  Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for the “chkdsk” command. Step 2: Now right-click on the chkdsk and then choose Run as Administrator.

Run chkdsk command in start menu

Step 3: The command will start checking your entire hard disk for error and fix it.

chkdsk command

Wait for some time. It will fix all the issues related to the bad hard disk sector. Once the repair task is completed, you will be given a list of successfully repaired files and are safe from further attack. Before you proceed with this repair, make sure to take a backup of your important data.

Solution 4: Repair damaged Drive

If you are facing this error code while copying data to your hard drive then chances are your drive is faulty. So before copying the data, use Windows 10 optimize and defragment tool.

Step 1: Right-click on your drive and then choose Properties.


Step 2: Now click on the Tools tab and then click on the Check button. This will scan your drive for any error and fix it.

Click on Check Drive

Step 3: Then again in the Tools section, click on optimize.


Step 4: Then Select your Drive and again click on Optimize.


Step 5: Wait for some time. It will fix all the internal errors and fix them. Then try to copy the file.

Solution 5: Run the SFC scan

If you are still facing issues with the Windows update then try another built-in tool called system file checker. Just like Windows troubleshooter, SFC is used to fix various issues like the 0x80073712 error in Windows 10. The tool will check for any missing or damaged files on your system. The utility also detects invalid windows registry entries and helps to clean the system of all these errors. The command prompt also allows users to fix any error that they might have accidentally created. Here are the steps to use the tool.

Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for cmd. Then right-click on Command Prompt from the result and then select Run as Administrator.


Step 2: This will open Command Prompt tool with admin rights so that it can access all system files.

Step 3: In the cmd window, type this sfc /scannow command and press enter.

Run sfc-scannow command

Step 4: This command will start the file checker tool. The tool will start checking any missing or corrupted files on your system.

Step 5: It will take some time. The tool will replace or repair problematic files.

Step 6: Once finished, you have to restart your PC.

Solution 6: Run a virus scan

Many users are facing this issue due to virus or malware infections. To fix the issue, scan your hard disk with a trusted Antivirus or Windows Defender. Follow these steps: Step 1: Open the start menu with the Windows key on your keyboard and then search for “windows security”.

Step 2: Click on windows security to open Windows defender. open windows security in Start menu Step 3: Click on Virus and threat protection. Click on Virus and threat protection Step 4: Now click on Scan. Click on Quick Scan

If you are using 3rd party antivirus like Avast then scan your PC with this antivirus and remove all malware.

Restart your PC and see if you are still facing the error or not.

Solution 8: Enable automatic paged file settings

Windows OS uses a page file to store all temporary data that RAM can’t manage. Windows 10 OS manages this page file according to its use and gets information when required. You have to enable automatic paged file settings to fix this kernel data inpage error.

Step 1: Open the run command tool with Windows + R key and then type “sysdm.cpl” command.

sysdm cpl command

Step 2: Click on the Advanced tab and then go to Settings.

click on settings below performance

Step 3: In the Performance Options, click on the Advanced tab.

click on the Advanced tab

Step 4: Under the Virtual memory, click on Change.

Under the Virtual memory, click on Change

Step 5:  Now check the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” option.

Automatically manage paging file size for all drives

Step 6: Click on OK to save changes.

Here you can check the total paging file size for your all drives.

Now your system will automatically manage page files. It will fix kernel data inpage error for sure. Don’t forget to restart your system so that your OS will refresh RAM files and adapt to new changes. 


We hope you successfully solved this 0xc000016a kernel data inpage error in Windows 10. If you need any help or want to share anything then comment below.

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Ricky Shah
Ricky Shah

Ricky started GeniusGeeks in 2009 and there's no turning back since then! His flair of writing Windows OS related technical articles has been his hallmark! When not writing, he's often found exploring productivity and project management tools!

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