Summary: Have you encountered the blue screen of death with the Kernel Data Inpage Error? If yes, your system is at a serious risk. This blog explains how to fix this error and recover the data lost due to this error. In addition, you’ll find about a powerful ‘data recovery software’ that helps you recover data lost due to any logical reason.
The Kernel Data Inpage Error is a Windows error code, shown on the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). Usually, when this error hits your system, it compiles some diagnostic data and restart. In case this issue exists for longer, your system will crash and you’ll see the Kernel data inpage error message again.
The Kernel Data Inpage Error, also known as ‘Stop Code’, occurs due to serious software or hardware problem. The system ‘force stops’ the OS as a defensive measure. And, you’ll end up seeing a Blue Screen of Death.
When your system hits with this error, you’ll see a message on your screen, which goes like this:
Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and we’ll restart for you.
If you’d like to know more, you can search online later for this error:
The Kernel Data Inpage Error is caused when Random Access Memory (RAM) or hard drive has some problem.
Moreover, here are some additional codes in reference to this error. You can see which one is responsible for which error:
Here are some methods that can help you to fix the error easily.
Warning: Before moving to the fixes, you must backup your data right away. Since the chances of BSoD reappearing is high, you might lose your data and other critical information, files, and folders.
Note: In case you have already lost your data or the drive is corrupt, you can use a reliable data recovery software to recover the data.
First, you’ll have to check system internals for loose connections. Next, you need to inspect the hard drive SATA cable and power supply cable for a solid connection. Moreover, you can disconnect and reconnect the wires if that is required. Next, you must inspect the RAM by detaching it from the slot and re-attaching it. Once that’s done, boot your system. But, if this issue remains, you must head to the next methods.
There are three ways to inspect the hard drive:
You can use tools, like CrystalDiskInfo to check SMART info. If the results show that the drive is unhealthy with impending failure, we suggest you take instant backup or clone your drive on a new SSD or hard disk drive.
CHKDSK utility can easily fix quite a few issues with hard drives, such as minor file system errors, reallocating bad sectors, and corruption. To run CHKDSK scan, open the elevated command prompt window and type the command given below:
You need to replace ‘X’ with your drive volume/partition letter. Also, you’ll be able to run the scan even if the partition is corrupt or inaccessible. But, in case the partition is not visible, you’ll need to open the Disk Management tool and assign a drive letter to the RAW partition before running the chkdsk scan.
You can download the Stellar Data Recovery Professional software that comes with a SMART Drive Monitor utility to analyze the disk’s health (like bad sectors). If you found some critical anomalies in the disk stats, you can use the Clone Disk Option to clone it instantly and recover the data. You can recover almost any file type with this software.
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Begin by disconnecting all the unnecessary connected peripheral devices from the system, such as the printer, external storage media, and Wi-Fi modem. Then, follow the given steps to perform clean boot:
Invalid settings or misconfiguration in BIOS could also be the reason behind KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR. So, if you want to confirm whether the BIOS settings is causing the error, you’ll need to reset the BIOS settings to default by following the steps given below:
If a software doesn’t belong to a trusted source, it can lead to compatibility issues, resulting in BSOD errors. Hence, you’ll need to uninstall such a software, which is creating the Kernel Data Inpage Error.
To uninstall the software you may have installed recently, you can go to Control Panel > Programs > Program and Features.
Now, check the ‘Installed On’ date and proceed with uninstalling the software.
Have you recently made any changes to the hardware of your laptop or PC? Or upgraded a hardware component? If yes, you need to remove that component and even check the device drivers for all the hardware components you might have installed lately. Once that’s done, update the drivers (if outdated) and re-install the damaged/corrupt drivers.
Use ‘Windows Defender Tool’ to scan your system for viruses and malware. However, if you have installed a third-party antivirus tool with an active subscription, you can run a full system scan to find out any virus or malware in the system. After this, you’ll most probably fix the error or find out the spread of the virus, at least.
You can check hard disk drivers to find out whether there is any corruption or damage. This can simply be done by following the steps mentioned below:
You’ll need to run SFC, also known as System File Checker scan, to repair corrupt, damaged, and missing files. For that, you’ll need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
There are two ways of doing that properly:
You can use the RAM troubleshooting tool, known as ‘Windows Memory Diagnostic,’ provided by Windows. Follow these steps:
You can also use MemTest86, a popular standalone testing tool for RAM. The best part is that it uses 13 different testing algorithms to test RAM. We recommend this reliable tool for diagnosing DDR4 and DDR3 memory on your laptop or computer. You’ll be able to fix all memory-related issues.
For automating paging file size management, follow these steps:
That brings us to the end of ‘how to fix the BSOD error code Kernel Data Inpage Error.’ When you see this error message on your system’s screen, you can try one or more fixes that we mentioned in this post. And, once the error is resolved, you can check all your files and folders for integrity.
In case you see that some files are missing or maybe the drive is heavily corrupt, you instantly need a robust data recovery tool, like Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows to recover the data. Moreover, try replacing the damaged drive with a new one to avoid such concerns in the future.
Satyeshu is a Windows blogger and data recovery expert. He is having good technical knowledge and experience in Windows data recovery. He writes about latest technical tips, Windows issues and tutorials.