If you’re getting the ERROR_ARENA_TRASHED error, with the description The storage control blocks were destroyed, this means that some files got corrupted.
This error can occur in a variety of situations:
- When playing games
- During Windows update installation
- When we install third-party apps and programs, etc.
How do I fix the ERROR_ARENA_TRASHED error code?
1. Run a full system scan
- From Start menu open System Security
- Go to Virus and threat protection
- Select Scan Options and from here select Full Scan
- Finally, click on the Scan Now button.
Malware may cause various issues on your computer, including errors. Perform a full system scan in order to detect any malware running on your computer. You can use Windows’ built-in antivirus, Windows Defender, or third-party antivirus solutions.
2. Repair your registry
The easiest way to repair your registry is to use a dedicated tool, such as CCleaner. Don’t forget to first backup your registry in case anything goes wrong.
If you haven’t installed any registry cleaner on your computer, check out our article on the best registry cleaners to use on Windows 10 PCs.
You can also use Microsoft’s System File Checker to check for system file corruption.
3. Updates OS version in Windows 10
- Open the Settings app. You can do that quickly by using Windows Key + I shortcut.
- Once the Settings app opens, navigate to the Update & Security section.
- Click Check for updates button.
Windows will now check for new updates and download them in the background.
Make sure that you’re running the latest Windows OS updates on your machine. As a quick reminder, Microsoft constantly rolls out Windows updates in order to improve the system’s stability and fix various issues.
If you’re looking for a particular update, go to Microsoft’s Update Catalog website. Simply type the KB number of the respective update, hit Enter and then click on the download button.
4. Perform a clean boot
- Type System Configuration in the search box > hit Enter
- From the Services tab > select the Hide all Microsoft services check box > click Disable all.
3. On the Startup tab > click on Open Task Manager.
4. Now on the Startup tab in Task Manager > Select all items > click Disable.
5. Close the Task Manager.
6. On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box >click OK > restart your computer.
For more information on how to perform a clean boot on other Windows versions, check out Microsoft’s support page.
5. Uninstall and reinstall the apps affected by the ERROR_ARENA_TRASHED message
If the ERROR_ARENA_TRASHED error code occurs when using a particular app or program, try uninstalling and reinstalling the respective programs. Also, if this error occurs shortly after installing a new app or program, try uninstalling the respective app or program.
We hope the solutions listed above helped you fix The storage control blocks were destroyed error code. If you’ve come across other workarounds to fix this error, you can list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below.
FAQ: Learn more about Windows system errors.
- How do I check for errors in Windows 10?
- What are system errors?
A system error is a software malfunction that causes the operating system to no longer work properly. System errors are commonly fatal and may require a hardware device to be repaired or replaced.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017 and it has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.