PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES error in Windows 10 [FULL FIX]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • If you wish your computer to be error-free and stable, be sure to update Windows 10 frequently. The updates bring improved security as well as new features, but most importantly, they also fix many hardware and software issues that can cause BSoD errors such as PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES.
  • Since drivers can be a cause for BSoD errors, we urge you to update your drivers as often as you can. Updating drivers on Windows 10 is simple, and you can do it directly from Device Manager.
  • BSoD can be pretty scary, but they are actually useful because they prevent hardware damage. Come to our BSoD troubleshooting Hub if you need any assistance with other BSoD errors.
  • Do you want to learn how to fix Windows 10 errors? Head over to our Windows 10 errors section and read out full guides.
How to fix PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES error in Windows 10

There is a wide range of BSoD errors available, and what is common for all these errors is that they crash Windows 10 and restart your computer in order to prevent damage.

These types of errors can be troublesome, therefore today we’re going to show you how to fix PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES error.

How can I fix PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES BSoD error?

  1. Make sure that Windows 10 and your drivers are up to date
  2. Run the BSOD Troubleshooter
  3. Run the SFC scan
  4. Run DISM
  5. Check the hard drive
  6. Delete the problematic software
  7. Install the older version of the drivers
  8. Downgrade your BIOS
  9. Delete Cubase Application Data
  10. Reset Windows 10

How do I fix PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES error?

Solution 1 – Make sure that Windows 10 and your drivers are up to date

Windows 10 isn’t a perfect operating system, and with certain hardware and software, some issues can appear. Fortunately, Microsoft usually fixes these issues through Windows updates.

These updates bring improved security as well as new features, but most importantly, these updates fix many hardware and software issues that can cause BSoD errors such as PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES.

If you wish your computer to be error-free and stable, be sure to update Windows 10 frequently.

Although Windows updates can fix many problems, it’s also important that you keep your drivers up to date.

If certain driver is out of date or corrupted, Windows 10 won’t be able to use that device, and you’ll get a BSoD error.

Since drivers can be a cause for BSoD errors, we urge you to update your drivers as often as you can.

Updating drivers on Windows 10 is simple, and you can do it directly from Device Manager. To update your drivers, do the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu. Select Device Manager from the list.
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  2. When Device Manager opens, find the driver you want to update, right-click it and choose Update Driver Software.
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  3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software. Windows 10 will now download and find the best driver for your device.
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  4. Repeat this step for all drivers that you want to update.

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:

  1. Download and install TweakBit Driver Updaterdriver updater starting window
  2. 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.
    scanning proccess of Tweakbit driver updater
  3. 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.
    Automatically Update complete
    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, we’re going to try Windows 10’s built-in troubleshooting tool.

This tool can be used for resolving all sorts of problems inside the system, including the BSOD errors.

Here’s how to run Windows 10’s troubleshooting tool:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Head over to Update & Security section.
  3. Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
  4. Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES Windows 10 error
  5. Follow further instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

FAQ: Read more about the PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES error

  • What is the PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES error?

The PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES error is a BSoD error that occurs when a driver failed to release locked pages after an I/O operation, or when it tried to unlock pages that were already unlocked.

  • How can I fix PROCESS HAS LOCKED PAGES BSoD error?

First, make sure that Windows 10 and your drivers are up to date, and then run the BSOD Troubleshooter. If that is not sufficient, read our full solution guide.

  • What is IO operation?
An I/O operation is short for input/output operation. The term describes any program, operation, or device that transfers data to/ from a computer and to/ from a peripheral.
Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page. Need more guides? Visit our dedicated Windows 10 Errors Hub.
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