Have you ever received a KERNEL DATA INPAGE error message in Windows 10? Usually, this error occurs after installing new hardware or software: codes 0xC000009C, 0x0000007A, or 0xC000016A may also appear along with the error message.

Another possible reasons for this error are: memory issues, swap file corruption, file system, hard drive, cables, virus infection, incorrectly installed cards, BIOS, motherboard issues, missing service pack (if the file name Msis.SYS is mentioned, it means the driver has failed and has problems). If restarting your computer does not fix this problem, you can follow the recommendations below to see if they’ll help you.

Use Windows Memory Diagnostics

If KERNEL DATA INPAGE started appearing all of a sudden, it might be due to some internal problem with your hard drive or RAM. Run the Windows RAM Checker, this will allow you to detect problems and fix them automatically.

Type mdsched.exe in the Windows 10 search box. Then right-click on it and select run as Administrator.

Search for damage on the hard drive. A bad sector on the hard drive can be the cause of this problem. There is a Chkdsk command that will help you automatically fix hard drive damage. Launch a command prompt with administrator rights and enter the command:

chkdsk /f /r


If you are facing a message that says it is impossible to run the command due to a running process, then press Y and restart the PC.

Install and Update All Drivers

If your motherboard comes with a CD/DVD driver, you will find all the required drivers you need to install. If you don’t have it, then:

Download an automatic driver updater from the official websites of the manufacturer of the motherboard or video card (for example, ADM, Intel, others).

You can use third-party software to update drivers. For example, Driver Booster Free.

Automatic Swap File Size Management

This error message may appear due to a bad sector in the swap file. Especially for those who are trying to increase it by fixed sizes. Follow the next steps:

Press Win+R and type:



Then go to the “Advanced” tab at the top. In the “Performance” line, click “Settings” and in the new window that appears, click the “Advanced” tab, and below “Change”.

Make sure “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” is checked.


Remove Newly Installed Hardware and Software to Repair KERNEL DATA INPAGE Error

If you have recently installed some hardware such as a printer, scanner, webcam, external hard drive or software, it should be uninstalled. Sometimes a device driver may not be compatible with Windows 10 and hence users may get such an error message on their monitor.

Press Win + R and type devmgmt.msc to open Device Manager. Identify the newly installed hardware, right-click on it and click Uninstall.

Perform a Clean Boot of the System

If the problem occurs due to any third party driver, you should be able to detect this by performing a Clean Boot (clean boot of the system) and then manually identify the problematic driver or service. The idea of a clean boot is that it starts only with components, services, and drivers. Thus, you can identify a non-working driver.

Search for Viruses in the Windows System

Infected files in the system can crash with any BSODs. It depends on where this virus has settled, in the driver file, system file, configuration file, etc. Use free scanners to check Windows for viruses.

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