Fix FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE Blue Screen Error on Windows 10

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Fix FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE Blue Screen Error on Windows 10

Overview: I received BSOD Error “FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE”? on my PC. Today in this post I will share the troubleshooting steps which helped me to get rid of this bluescreen error.

So, let’s start with the real user’s practical scenarios!


Hi, I occasionally get a FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE BSOD on my E5440 on Win 10 (on ntoskrnl.exe). I have already run Dell Diagnostics, seatools diagnostics, memtest86+, updated drivers and bios and reinstalled Windows 10 without success. My laptop is equipped with an ST500LM000 Seagate SSHD and I am wondering if this might cause the issue? Does anyone know what might cause this problem / is anyone else encountering this issue?

Source: Dell Community


  • Defective memory/RAM or hardware failure
  • Corrupt or outdated drivers
  • Corrupt Windows Files
  • Third-party apps conflicting with the operating system of your PC

Run Hardware Test

The first step is to check the hardware of your computer, run a hardware test on your PC. Defective RAM or other hardware issues may be the reason for FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error. Once your PC passes a hardware test, move on to the next step.

Reseat Memory Modules

Faulty memory can be the cause of FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE Error. If you are techy enough to open your PC, you can unplug and re-plug the RAM on your PC. Take the help of a technician in case you don’t know what you are doing.

Try swapping the memory module on your PC in case there are multiple memory installed, in case of multiple RAM, check your RAM one by one and try to start the PC with one memory plugged in to figure out which RAM has failed. In case memory is not the issue, move on to the next step.

Steps To Perform When You Are Able to Login to the Windows


Type in Powershell in the windows search box, make a right-click on Windows Powershell and select Run as administrator.

Powershell as an admin

Copy and paste this command dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth on the PowerShell window and press the enter key on the keyboard.


Run SFC Scan: Open Powershell windows once again, copy and paste this command sfc /scannow. It may take some time to finish the scan, do not close the windows before the scan completes.

Update System BIOS and Other Drivers

A bad and outdated driver can cause FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error. The best way to update driver is to visit your system manufacturer website, select your model number of your PC and get the exact driver required for your PC.

To update system BIOS, visit the system manufacturer’s website. When you update the BIOS, in case of the laptop, make sure battery is more than 10 percent, do not power off the system while BIOS is updating on your PC.

Updating video card may also fix FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error. Use the below links to update the graphics driver, integrated Intel Graphics driver can be updated from device manager.

Update Nvidia Driver

Update AMD Driver

You can also update the drivers from device manager, type in Device Manager in the windows search box and open device manager, make a right-click on the desired device and select Update driver, make sure you do not miss to update the display, audio & network drivers.

Update devices from device manager

Also, check all device one by one to see if any device shows a yellow exclamation mark in front of them. If you see a yellow exclamation mark, make a right-click to update them.

yellow exclamation mark in device manager

You can also make a right-click on it and click uninstall and restart your PC, it should install the default driver itself, if not make a right-click to install or update.

Update Windows

Most of the times updating windows to the latest version takes care of a lot of issues on your system. Getting the latest Windows 10 update may fix FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error. Press Window + I to open Windows 10 Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Check for updates, restart your PC after the update.

check for updates Windows 10

Perform System Restore

Restoring your PC to a previous restore point may fix FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error. It will undo all the recent changes made to the PC which may be the root cause of the error.

System restore will not delete with your personal files however, you will lose all the apps and updates that were installed after the restore point.

Write System Restore in Windows search box and open Create a restore point


Go to System Protection click on System restore


Select recommended restore or Choose a different restore point as shown below. Select a date which you think is related to the app, driver or update which has caused the FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error and then click on next. Select the restore point created before the FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error.


Choose the date and click on Next


Confirm your restore point and click on Finish.


It may take a long time to complete the process.

Steps To Perform When You Are Not Able to Login to the Windows

You might face a situation that because of blue screen FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error, you are not able to log in to the Windows because of continuous restarts and it may become impossible to troubleshoot. In that case, follow the steps mentioned below:

Use Safe Mode

FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error may prevent you to log in to the windows because of continuous system restarts. In that case, press and hold the Shift key on the keyboard and while holding the shift key click on the restart on the Windows login screen as shown below to go to the Advanced Boot Options.

Windows 10 login screen

In case you are not able to go to the login screen then fail the system to start for a couple of times to go to the Windows Recovery Environment. To do so, start your PC, as soon as you see the system logo (Dell, Lenovo. HP, etc) hard shut down your PC by pressing and holding the power button, try this couple of times, it will take you to the Windows Recovery Environment.

Now click on Troubleshoot

Troubleshoot advanced option

Now click on Advanced options and then click on Startup Settings

Advanced options startup settings

Click on Restart

Restart Startup settings

The system should restart, press F4 or the 4 key on the keyboard to select Enable Safe Mode

Startup settings F4

In safe mode, uninstall windows update, corrupt driver which may be the reason for FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error.

Also, try uninstalling the app which you think may be causing FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error.

Press  Windows+ R key to open Run Box, type in appwiz.cpl and click OK.

Run-box appwiz.cpl

Click Uninstall to remove unnecessary Apps from your PC

uninstall program

Perform System Restore Outside the Windows Environment

Go to the Advanced Boot Option, start your PC, as soon as you see the system logo (Dell, Lenovo. HP, etc) hard shut down your PC by pressing and holding the power button, try this couple of times, it will take you to the Windows Recovery Environment.

Click on Troubleshoot

Troubleshoot Windows 10

Select Advanced options, click on System restore


The system will restart now, select your account and sign in then click Next

Date selection in system restore

Select the restore point created before the FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error, click on Next, Click Finish to start System Restore.

Reinstall Windows 10

If none of the steps fix FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error then it may be the corrupt OS which needs to be reinstalled. You will lose all the data and apps on your PC, backup your data if you can. Visit the below link and follow the steps to reinstall Windows 10 on your PC.

Reinstall Windows 10

Things To Know

  • Avoid overclocking your PC to avoid FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error.
  • If you are facing FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE error after replacing a hardware component on your PC then please contact your System manufacturer immediately.
  • If the system is too old, then buying a new computer may be a good idea.

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