Full Fix: NO PAGES AVAILABLE error in Windows 10
There are all sorts of computer errors, and some of them might prevent your favorite applications from running properly. Certain errors can crash your applications, but Blue Screen of Death errors will crash Windows 10 and restart your computer. This is a normal behavior for these errors since they restart your computer in order to prevent potential damage to your PC.
Every BSoD error comes with its unique code, but what is common for most errors is that they are caused by a software problem, or in worst case scenario, a hardware problem. Since these types of errors can be rather problematic and serious, today we’re going to show you how to fix NO PAGES AVAILABLE BSoD error.
Fix NO PAGES AVAILABLE BSoD error on Windows 10
- Make sure Windows 10 and your drivers are up to date
- Run the BSOD Troubleshooter
- Run the SFC scan
- Run DISM
- Check the hard drive
- Check for problematic software
- Use System Restore / Reset Windows 10
- Check your hardware
Steps to fix NO PAGES AVAILABLE error
Solution 1 – Make sure Windows 10 and your drivers are up to date
In order to keep Windows 10 safe and stable, it’s crucial to download and install the latest updates. These updates offer many performance improvements, new features as well as many fixes related to both hardware and software. Since NO PAGES AVAILABLE can be caused by incompatible hardware or software, it’s highly advised to perform Windows Update regularly in order to avoid any potential hardware or software issues.
Downloading Windows updates is important for system stability, but another key aspect of every operating system are its drivers. Drivers allow your computer to work with your hardware, and if your drivers are outdated or corrupted, that can cause NO PAGES AVAILABLE error to appear.
To fix this error it’s recommended to update as many drivers as you can. Updating drivers is relatively simple, and you can do it simply by visiting your hardware manufacturer’s website and downloading the latest drivers for your devices.
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 BSOD Troubleshooter
If updating your drivers didn’t get the job done, let’s try a few troubleshooting tools. The very first troubleshooter we’re going to try is Windows 10’s built-in troubleshooter. This tool can be used for resolving all sorts of system errors, including BSOD issues.
Here’s how to run the BSOD 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 troubleshooting tool we’re going to try here is the SFC scan. This command-line tool basically goes through your system and scans it for potential issues. If it finds the cause of the NO PAGES AVAILABLE error, it’ll likely resolve it.
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 third and final troubleshooting tool we’re going to try is the DISM. Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) re-deploys the system image, which can lead to resolving various problems. Including the NO PAGES AVAILABLE error, hopefully.
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 – Check the hard drive
Corrupt disk sectors or some other hard drive-related problems can easily cause various BSOD issues. Including the NO PAGES AVAILABLE error. So, checking the state of your hard drive surely won’t hurt.
Here’s how to run the chkdsk command to check the hard drive state in Windows 10:
- Enter the Advanced Startup (Restart your computer while holding the Shift key).
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options.
- Select Command Prompt from the list of options.
- When Command Prompt appears, enter the following lines and press Enter after each line in order to run it:
- Some users are also suggesting that you need to run additional chkdsk commands as well. To perform these commands, you need to know drive letters for all your hard drive partitions. In Command Prompt you should enter the following (but remember to use the letters that match your hard drive partitions on your PC):
This is just our example, so keep in mind that you have to perform chkdsk command for every hard drive partition that you have.
- Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
Solution 6 – Check for problematic software
As we previously mentioned, BSoD errors can be caused by software, and if you installed any new software prior to this error, be sure to uninstall it. It’s worth mentioning that almost any software can cause a BSoD error, so be sure to remove all recently installed software.
One of the most common causes for BSoD errors is your antivirus software. Using antivirus software is important, but certain antivirus programs might have issues with Windows 10, meaning that you’ll have to remove them from your PC. Almost any antivirus software can cause these types of issues, so be sure to remove all antivirus software except Windows Defender.
Using uninstaller tools to remove antivirus software is a good practice since many antivirus tools leave certain files behind when you uninstall them. Few users reported that uninstalling the antivirus software doesn’t fix the NO PAGES AVAILABLE error, but using the dedicated uninstaller tool does. Many security companies offer these tools for their software, so be sure to download them.
Sometimes you might not be able to access Windows 10 due to a BSoD error, and if that’s the case you’ll have to uninstall a certain program by using Safe Mode. To enter Safe Mode you need to do the following:
- Restart your computer while it boots. Repeat this step until your PC enters Automatic Repair mode.
- Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings and click Restart button.
- Once your computer restarts, you should see a list of options. Select Safe Mode with Networking by pressing 5 or F5.
- When you enter Safe Mode try to uninstall any problematic applications.
While you’re in Safe Mode, check if your computer is working properly. If no BSoD errors appear in Safe Mode, your issue is probably caused by a problematic software or driver, and you need to locate it and remove it.
Solution 7 – Use System Restore / Reset Windows 10
If the BSoD error is caused by a software problem, you can fix this issue by performing System Restore. To do that, follow these steps:
- Start the Automatic Repair by restarting your computer couple of times during the boot sequence.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > System Restore.
- Enter your username and password and choose the restore point.
- Wait for the restore process to finish.
If the System Restore didn’t help, you might have to reset Windows 10. Bear in mind that resetting Windows 10 will remove all files and folders from the C drive, so be sure to create a backup. To restore Windows 10, do the following:
- Restart your PC couple of times while your PC boots.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Reset this PC.
- Select Remove Everything > Only the drive where Windows is installed > Just remove my files.
- Wait for the process to complete.
If the problem persists even after the reset, it’s most likely that NO_PAGES_AVAILABLE error is caused by a faulty hardware.
Solution 8 – Check your hardware
Newly installed hardware can cause BSoD errors, especially if the new hardware isn’t fully compatible with your motherboard. If you installed any new hardware before the NO PAGES AVAILABLE error started appearing, be sure to remove it or replace it and check if the problem is resolved. If the problem still persists, it might be due to a faulty hardware.
Most common cause for BSoD errors is your RAM, and in order to check your RAM you’ll have to test RAM modules one by one. Simply remove all but one RAM modules and check if the problem still persists. Repeat this process for all installed modules. In addition, you might want to use tools such as MemTest86+ to check if your RAM is working properly.
If your RAM is working without any problems, your motherboard, hard drive or any other hardware component might be causing this problem.
NO PAGES AVAILABLE error can be problematic, and this error is often caused by a faulty RAM module, but before you replace your RAM, be sure to try other solutions from this article.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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