Blue Screen of Death errors are always a big problem on Windows 10 since they tend to crash your computer in order to prevent damage. Since these errors can be such a major inconvenience, today we’re going to show you how to fix DRIVER_PAGE_FAULT_BEYOND_END_OF_ALLOCATION error.
Steps to fix DRIVER PAGE FAULT BEYOND END OF ALLOCATION
Table of contents:
- Update your drivers
- Run the Hardware Troubleshooter
- Run the SFC scan
- Run DISM
- Update Windows 10
- Remove problematic applications
- Update your BIOS
- Perform System Restore or reset Windows 10
- Replace faulty hardware
Fix – DRIVER PAGE FAULT BEYOND END OF ALLOCATION Windows 10 error
Solution 1 – Update your drivers
Drivers are a key component of every operating system since they allow Windows 10 to recognize and use certain hardware. Since drivers are such a big part of every operating system, faulty or outdated drivers can often cause this error to appear.
Most Blue Screen of Death errors will tell you which file caused the system to crash, and with little research you can find exactly which driver you need to update. If you cannot find the faulty driver, we urge you to update all your drivers.
Updating drivers is simple, and you can do it right from the Device Manager by following these steps:
- Press Windows Key + X on your keyboard to open Power User Menu and select Device Manager from the list.
- When Device Manager opens, locate the driver you wish to update, right click it and choose Update Driver Software.
- Select Search automatically for updated driver software and wait for Windows 10 to download and install the best driver for your device.
- Repeat this step for all drivers that you want to update.
Even though Device Manager provides simplicity when it comes to updating drivers, it’s worth mentioning that this tool might not always download the latest drivers, and if you want to install the latest drivers for your devices, you’ll have to download them manually.
Downloading drivers manually isn’t as hard as you think, and you can download all the necessary drivers right from your hardware manufacturer’s website. Bear in mind that you’ll need to update as many drivers as you can in order to fix this error.
Update drivers automatically
Searching for drivers on your own can be time-consuming. So, we advise you to use a tool that will do this for you automatically. Using an automatic driver updater will certainly save you from the hassle of searching for drivers manually, and it will always keep your system up to date with the latest drivers.
Tweakbit’s Driver Updater (approved by Microsoft and Norton Antivirus) will help you update drivers automatically and prevent PC damage caused by installing the wrong driver versions. After several tests, our team concluded that this is the best-automatized solution.
Here is a quick guide on how to use it:
- Download and install TweakBit Driver Updater
- Once installed, the program will start scanning your PC for outdated drivers automatically. Driver Updater will check your installed driver versions against its cloud database of the latest versions and recommend proper updates. All you need to do is wait for the scan to complete.
- Upon scan completion, you get a report on all problem drivers found on your PC. Review the list and see if you want to update each driver individually or all at once. To update one driver at a time, click the ‘Update driver’ link next to the driver name. Or simply click the ‘Update all’ button at the bottom to automatically install all recommended updates.
Note: Some drivers need to be installed in multiple steps so you will have to hit the ‘Update’ button several times until all of its components are installed.
Solution 2 – Run the Hardware Troubleshooter
If updating your drivers didn’t get the job done, let’s try with the troubleshooting tools. The first tool we’re going to try is Windows 10’s built-in troubleshooter. This tool can be useful for resolving various issues, including the BSOD errors.
Here’s how to run Windows 10’s troubleshooter:
- Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security section.
- Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
- Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the troubleshooter.
Solution 3 – Run the SFC scan
The next troubleshooter we’re going to seek help from is the SFC scan. This command line tool scans your system in search for various problems, and automatically resolves them. So, it might be helpful wen dealing with the BSOD issues.
Here’s how to run the SFC scan in Windows 10:
- Right-click on the Start Menu button, and open Command Prompt (Admin).
- Enter the following line and press Enter: sfc/scannow
- Wait until the process is done (it may take a while).
- If the solution is found, it will automatically be applied.
- Now, close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.
Solution 4 – Run DISM
And the final troubleshooting tool we’re going to try is DISM. This is perhaps the most powerful troubleshooter, as it depolys the system image all over again.
We’ll walk you through both standard and the procedure that utilizes the installation media below:
- Standard way
- Right-click Start and open Command Prompt (Admin).
- Paste the following command and press Enter:
- Wait until the scan is finished.
- Restart your computer and try updating again.
- With the Windows installation media
- Insert your Windows installation media.
- Right-click the Start menu and, from the menu, choose the Command Prompt (Admin).
- In the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
- dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
- dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- Now, type the following command and press Enter:
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
- Make sure to change an X value with the letter of the mounted drive with Windows 10 installation.
- After the procedure is finished, restart your computer.
Solution 5 – Update Windows 10
Installing the latest updates is crucial for the stability and safety of your system. Many BSoD errors are caused by hardware or software incompatibilities, and in order to fix these issues it’s important that you keep your Windows 10 up to date.
New patches are being released frequently through Windows Update, so if you want your PC to be safe and error-free, we strongly advise you to update Windows 10 frequently.
Solution 6 – Remove problematic applications
DRIVER PAGE FAULT BEYOND END OF ALLOCATION and many other Blue Screen of Death errors can be caused by third-party applications, therefore it’s important that you find and remove those applications.
Many users reported that uninstalling applications such as Logitech Webcam Software or Virtual Audio Cable fixed the BSoD error, therefore if you’re using any of these applications be sure that you remove them.
Few users also reported issues with Catalyst Control Center, and according to them, after uninstalling and reinstalling the Catalyst Control Center the issue was resolved.
Bear in mind that your antivirus software can also cause this error to appear, therefore it’s crucial that you temporarily uninstall all third-party antivirus programs. Bear in mind that uninstalling antivirus software might not fix this issue, therefore it’s important that you remove all files and registry entries left by your antivirus software.
The easiest way to do that is to use a dedicated removal tool for your antivirus software. All major security companies have these tools available for download, so be sure to download and use one.
Solution 7 – Update your BIOS
Updating BIOS often fixes certain hardware compatibility issues, and according to users, BIOS update can also fix DRIVER PAGE FAULT BEYOND END OF ALLOCATION error. Before you start updating BIOS, we strongly advise you to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.
Updating BIOS is an advanced procedure, and if you don’t perform it correctly you can cause permanent damage to your PC, so be extra cautions if you’re going to update BIOS.
If the Blue Screen of Death error is caused by software, you can easily fix it by performing System Restore. To perform System Restore, do the following:
- Restart your computer few times in order to start Automatic Repair.
- Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore.
- Select your username and enter your password.
- Select Choose a different restore point and click Next.
- Choose a restore point you wish to return to and click Next.
- Wait for the process to complete.
If System Restore didn’t fix your problem, we advise you to perform Windows 10 reset. This process is similar to clean install, so we strongly advise you to back up your important files before performing Windows 10 rest. To reset Windows 10, you need to do the following:
- Restart your computer few times during the boot sequence to start Automatic Repair.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Reset this PC > Remove everything. You might be asked to insert Windows 10 installation media during this step, so be sure to do that.
- Select Only the drive where Windows is installed > Just remove my files.
- Click the Reset button and follow the instructions to complete Windows 10 reset.
If the issue isn’t resolved by Windows 10 reset, it’s most likely that you have a certain hardware issue that is causing this error.
Solution 9 – Replace faulty hardware
Hardware issues can often cause Blue Screen of Death errors to appear, and since RAM is the most often cause for this error, we advise you to check your RAM first. Many users reported that removing or replacing a faulty RAM module fixed this issue for them, therefore be sure to test all your RAM modules one by one. If your RAM is working properly, check all other major hardware components.
DRIVER PAGE FAULT BEYOND END OF ALLOCATION Blue Screen of Death error can cause you a lot of problems, but you can easily fix this error by removing the problematic applications or by finding and replacing the faulty hardware.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.