The code segment cannot be greater than or equal to 64K

Milan Stanojevic avatar. By: Milan Stanojevic
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Windows 10 is a great operating system, but sometimes errors such as ERROR_RING2SEG_MUST_BE_MOVABLE can occur. This is a system error and it’s often followed by The code segment cannot be greater than or equal to 64K message. Since this error can cause problems on your PC, today we’re going to show you how to fix it.

How to fix ERROR_RING2SEG_MUST_BE_MOVABLE error?

Fix – ERROR_RING2SEG_MUST_BE_MOVABLE

Solution 1 – Be sure to install the latest updates

In order to keep your PC protected from threats and ensure maximum stability, it’s important that you keep it updated. If you’re having this error, be sure to download the latest Windows updates and install them. By default, Windows 10 automatically checks and downloads updates in the background, but you can also check for updates manually. To do that, follow these simple steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to Update & security section. Select Windows Update from the menu on the left and click on Check for updates button.
  3. Windows will now check for updates and download them automatically in the background.

After installing the latest updates, check if the problem still persists.

Solution 2 – Perform a full system scan

Sometimes malware can interfere with Windows and cause this and many other errors to appear. If you suspect that your system is infected by malware, be sure to perform a full system scan as soon as you can. If your PC is malware-free, you should proceed to the next solution.

Solution 3 – Temporary disable your antivirus

The code segment cannot be greater than or equal to 64K can sometimes appear due to your antivirus application. Some antivirus apps perform system-wide changes and enforce their security policies causing these types of errors to appear.

To check if your antivirus is the problem, you need to disable it temporarily. Even if you disable your antivirus, Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender, so you’ll be safe from malware. If the issue doesn’t occur with your antivirus turned off, you might want to check its configuration and disable the problematic options. Alternatively, you can uninstall your antivirus and switch to a different one.

Keep in mind that antivirus tools tend to leave leftover files and registry entries that can still interfere with your system and cause these types of errors to appear. To completely remove all files associated with an antivirus software you need to use a dedicated removal tool. Most security companies offer these tools for their products, so be sure to download dedicated removal tool for your antivirus. After removing the antivirus software, check if the problem still persists.

It’s worth mentioning that third-party firewall tools can also cause these types of problems to occur. If you’re using a third-party firewall, we suggest you disable it temporarily and check if that solves the issue.

Solution 4 – Perform an SFC scan

The code segment cannot be greater than or equal to 64K error can sometimes appear due to corrupted system files. These can occur due to sudden crash or power loss, but you can fix them by running an SFC scan. This is rather simple, and you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + X to open Win + X menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.
  2. When Command Prompt starts, enter sfc /scannow and press Enter to run the command.
  3. Windows will start repairing your files. This process can take a while, so be sure not to interrupt it.

Solution 5 – Boot into Safe Mode

Sometimes these errors can be caused by installed applications, but you should be able to fix them by entering Safe Mode. This is a special segment of Windows that runs with default applications and drivers, so you can use it to troubleshoot problems. To enter Safe Mode on Windows 10, do the following:

  1. Open Start Menu and click the Power button. Press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard and click on Restart option.
  2. You’ll see a list of options. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings and click the Restart button.
  3. Once your PC restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Press the appropriate keyboard key to select any version of Safe Mode.
  4. Once the Safe Mode starts, check if everything is working properly.

If the error doesn’t appear in Safe Mode, it’s most likely that the cause is a third-party application.

Solution 6 – Uninstall recently installed applications

As previously mentioned, third-party applications can interfere with your system and they can cause The code segment cannot be greater than or equal to 64K error to appear. To fix the issue, you need to find and remove recently installed or updated applications by following these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to System section and click on Apps & features. Choose Sort by install date option, and search the list for recently installed application. Select the application you want to remove and click the Uninstall button.
  3. Follow the instructions in uninstall wizard to remove the application.

Alternatively, you can remove recently installed apps by doing the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + X and choose Programs and Features from the menu.
  2. Once Programs and Features window opens, click on Installed on to sort applications by install date. Now your applications are sorted and you can remove desired apps simply by double clicking them.

After removing recently installed applications, check if the problem still persists.

Solution 7 – Perform a clean boot

Sometimes installed applications can start automatically with Windows and cause certain errors to appear. To fix this issue, you need to find and disable all startup apps and services. This is relatively simple, and you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + R and enter msconfig. Press Enter or click OK.
  2. Go to Services tab. Check Hide all Microsoft services checkbox and click on Disable all.
  3. Go to Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager.
  4. Once Task Manager opens, you’ll see a list of all startup applications. Select applications one by one and click the Disable button. Once you disable all startup apps, close Task Manager.
  5. Now go back to System Configuration window and click Apply and OK to save changes.
  6. Restart your PC.

After your PC restarts, check if the problem still occurs. If everything is working normally, it means that the issue was caused by a startup service or an application. To find out which service or application is causing this issue, you need to repeat these steps and enable services and applications one by one or in groups.

After enabling a service or an application, you need to restart your PC, or log off and log back in to your account. Repeat these steps until you find a problematic application. After you find the cause of the problem, you might want to try reinstalling or removing that application from your PC.

Solution 8 – Wait a bit and try to access the application again

Several users reported that The code segment cannot be greater than or equal to 64K error appears while trying to play certain games online. In most cases this error is caused by a temporary Internet glitch, and it will usually go away on its own after a while. If you’re experiencing this problem, simply wait for a few minutes and try to access the application again.

Solution 9 – Check your Internet connection

This error usually occurs if you manage to connect to a server but the server doesn’t send the desired response. This can mostly occur on public Wi-Fi hotspots that have their own login interface. If you’re using public Wi-Fi, be sure to log in with the assigned username and password in order to avoid this problem.

The issue can also appear if your ISP is modifying your web pages. Some ISPs might add a message to your web pages saying that you exceeded your monthly data limit. These messages can also cause these types of errors to appear.

Lastly, the error can appear if you’re using your cell phone as a modem and use its data plan to connect to the Internet. All these factors can cause these types of problems to appear, so be sure to try connecting to the Internet from a private network and see if the problem still appears.

Solution 10 – Create a new user account

In most cases this problem can affect only your Windows 10 user account. If you can’t find a way to fix the problem, you might want to consider creating a new user account. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app, go to Accounts section and choose Family & other people. Click on Add someone else to this PC in Other people section.
  2. Select I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
  3. Click on Add a user without a Microsoft account.
  4. Enter the desired user name for the new account and click on Next.

After creating a new user account, you need to switch to it and check if the problem still appears. If the problem doesn’t appear on a new account, it’s possible that your account became corrupted. Now you just have to move your personal files and documents to a new account and you can use it as your main account. This isn’t the best solution, but if none of the previous solutions fixes the problem you might want to try creating a new user account.

Solution 11 – Perform System Restore

If the problem still persists, you might want to try restoring your PC using System Restore feature. This feature automatically creates restore points after driver or new software installation allowing you to easily restore your system if anything goes wrong. If you’re getting this error frequently, you might be able to fix it by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + S, enter system restore and choose Create a restore point from the menu.
  2. System Properties window will now appear. Click on System Restore button.
  3. System Restore will now start. Select Choose a different restore point and click Next. Alternatively you can choose Recommended restore option to revert your PC quickly to a recent restore point.
  4. Check Show more restore points option and select the desired restore point. Now click the Next button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to restore your PC to the previous state.

After your PC is successfully restored the problem should be resolved completely.

ERROR_RING2SEG_MUST_BE_MOVABLE and The code segment cannot be greater than or equal to 64K errors can appear on any PC, but you should be able to fix them with ease by using one of our solutions.

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