FIX: Kernel Data Inpage Error Blue Screen in Windows 10

When you get a blue screen of death with the error code KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR, your computer is experiencing a major problem that could result in data loss. Here is a step-by-step guide to fixing the mistake and recovering data lost as a result of the error using Stellar Data Recovery software.

KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR is a typical Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error code that appears when a system encounters a major hardware or software problem that it can’t handle. The system ‘force stops’ the OS as a defensive mechanism, and you see a blue screen of death with the error code: KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR (MsFs.SYS).


Other BSOD error codes that may show alongside the KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR include 0x0000007A0xC000009A0xC000009C0xC000009D0xC000016A, and 0xC0000185.

The worst threat posed by any BSOD error is that it would almost always result in data loss. As previously stated, the BSOD problem occurs when the system crashes due to major software or hardware flaws. Any file that is being worked on at the time of the crash may get corrupted or permanently lost. Additionally, drive partitions might become corrupt, causing the PC to fail to boot after a system crash (BSOD).

Since KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR is directly related to the storage drive, it can cause more damage to the data and the storage drive than any other BSOD error.

However, we’ve covered a few options for resolving the KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR BSOD code without losing data in this post. To avoid permanent data loss or harm to the system and storage drive, perform the patches in the order listed, and read the notes and warnings carefully.


WARNING: Before you head to any fix, back up the data immediately. While fixing the error, the BSOD error may reappear, which can cause data corruption and file loss. Thus, to avoid any further data loss due to KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR, immediately take a full system backup.

NOTE: If data is already lost and drive is corrupt, use a data recovery tool to restore data from the corrupt drive and then proceed to the steps given below.

1. Inspect the Hardware Connections and Wires

Check the internals of the system for any loose connections. Check for a secure connection between the hard drive SATA cable and the power supply cable. If necessary, you can separate and rejoin the cables. Inspect the RAM as well; remove it from the slot and reattach it or swap it to another RAM slot.

Then attempt to boot the system. If the problem remains, proceed to the next step.

2. Inspect Hard Drive

a. Check SMART Disk Information

Turn on the PC and verify vital disk stats now that you’ve double-checked the wires and connections. CrystalDiskInfo can be used to check SMART information. If the tool indicates that the drive is unhealthy and on the verge of failing, make a backup or clone the drive onto a new hard drive or SSD right away.

b. Run CHKDSK Repair

CHKDSK can correct a variety of problems with hard drives, including minor file system faults, corruption, and the reallocation of faulty sectors. Type the following command in the elevated command prompt window:

  • Chkdsk /r /f X: and tap ‘Enter’.

Substitute the drive volume/partition letter for the letter X. You can still execute the scan if the partition is corrupted and inaccessible.

If the RAW partition is not visible, use the Disk Management tool to give a drive letter to it, and then conduct the chkdsk scan.

c. Use Data Recovery Software

CHKDSK will not be able to repair a badly corrupted or unallocated disk partition. You’ll require corrupt drive recovery software in such situation. You may get Stellar Data Recovery Professional, which can help you recover data from badly damaged and corrupted partitions.

The program can recover any file type and includes a SMART Drive Monitor tool for analyzing the disk’s health, including bad sectors. If you see any serious irregularities in the disk stats, clone it right away using the Clone Disk option.

3. Clean Boot

Begin by unplugging all peripheral devices that are not in use, such as the printer, Wi-Fi modem, and external storage media. Then take the following steps:

  • Turn off the computer or laptop.
  • Turn on the computer and hit the F8 key repeatedly until you see ‘Advanced Boot options.’
  • Move the selection to Safe mode with Networking with the arrow keys and click ‘Enter.’
  • After you’ve logged in, hit Windows+R.
  • Type msconfig and tap ‘OK.’
  • Select the Selective Startup radio option from the General tab.
  • ‘Load Startup items’ should be unchecked.

  • Then click the ‘Hide all Microsoft services‘ checkbox on the Services tab.
  • Choose ‘Disable all’ button at the bottom right and reboot the system.

4. Restore BIOS Default Settings

KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR can also be caused by BIOS changes, misconfiguration, and improper settings. To see if BIOS settings are the source of the error, perform the following procedures to restore default BIOS settings:

  • Turn the system off. Then, as the system begins to boot, press the BIOS key, generally F2, repeatedly.
  • The BIOS (Firmware) settings will be accessed.
  • To restore BIOS setup, go to BIOS Settings and select ‘Setup Defaults‘ or ‘Reset to Default‘ (or a similar option).
  • Restart the machine once the BIOS has been reset to see if the KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR has been fixed.

5. Uninstall Third-Party Incompatible software

You may wish to remove a third-party application or software from your computer. Especially if the program isn’t from a trusted source or pirated source. Compatibility issues can potentially result in BSOD errors in some cases.

So go ahead and uninstall recently installed applications one by one to determine which software may be triggering the KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR.

  • To Uninstall recently installed software, you can either use System Restore to restore the system to a previous state. You can also navigate to Control Panel> Programs> Program and Features if you choose.

  • Check the software’s ‘Installed On‘ date and uninstall it.

6. Remove Hardware

Consider removing the component if you’ve recently made changes to the system hardware or upgraded it. Check the device drivers for the freshly installed hardware component as well. If the drive is outdated, it should be updated, and any corrupt or damaged drivers should be re-installed.

7. Run Antivirus and Malware Scan

You can use the Windows Defender tool to run a virus and malware scan. Run a deep or complete scan if you have a third-party antivirus program with an active subscription and updated definitions.

This will quarantine any potential virus/malware and will most likely repair the problem, or at the very least prevent the virus from spreading further.

8. Disable, Re-install or Update Device Drivers

Examine the drivers on your hard drive for any damage or corruption. You can do so by taking the following steps:

  • Select ‘Device Manager‘ from the list by pressing the Windows+X key.
  • Expand ‘Disk Drives’ and right-click on the hard drive.
  • To see if the device is working properly, select ‘Properties.’

  • Then, if the driver isn’t operating properly, go to the ‘Driver‘ tab and click ‘Uninstall’, or click ‘Update Driver‘ to have the newest driver update for the installed hard disk installed automatically. You can alternatively download and install hard disk drivers from the manufacturer’s website.

  • After installing or updating the drivers, restart the PC.

9. Execute SFC Scan

To replace or restore missing, damaged, or corrupt system files, run SFC or System File Checker.

  • Tap Windows+S and type cmd.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and select ‘Run as administrator’.
  • After that, type SFC /scannow in the command prompt window and tap the ‘Enter’ key.
  • After the SFC scan, restart the system.

If no problems are discovered, you can move on to the next stage.

10. Check RAM

a. Use the Memory Diagnostic Tool

Windows Memory Diagnostic is a RAM troubleshooting tool provided by Microsoft.

Tap Windows+S and type Memory Diagnostic in the search.

Choose Windows Memory Diagnostics.

After that, select ‘Restart now and check for problems (recommended)’

b. MemTest86

MemTest86, a popular standalone RAM testing tool, is another option. It is a highly recommended program for diagnosing DDR4 and DDR3 memory on a PC or laptop, as it uses 13 distinct RAM testing techniques.

The complete test may reveal information that can aid in the resolution of memory problems and the KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR.

11. Automate Paging File Size Management

1. Navigate to Control Panel> System and Security> System and choose ‘Advanced system settings.’

2. In the Performance, choose the ‘Settings’ button.

3. Choose ‘Advanced’ tab.

4.  In the ‘Virtual Memory’ click the ‘Change…’ button.

5. Click ‘Automatically manage paging file size for all drives’ checkbox and choose ‘OK’ to save the setting.

6. Reboot the computer

The BSOD error code KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR may be fixed by one or more of the methods we discussed. Check the integrity of your files and directories after you’ve fixed the problem. Use data recovery software like Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows right away if some files are missing or the drive is seriously corrupted. The software can aid in the recovery of deleted files and data from corrupted devices.

To avoid future accidents, consider replacing the afflicted drive with a fresh one.


KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR is a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error code for PCs that is caused by corrupt hard disk and RAM issues, which if not resolved properly, can result in serious data loss. This instruction walked you through the process of correcting the problem step by step, with no or no data loss. In addition, the guidance recommended using a software program (described earlier in this piece) to recover data if it was lost owing to the KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR.

If you were able to successfully fix the KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR using the given remedies, without losing any data, please let us know in the comments area below. You can also use your comments to express yourself and reach out to us for additional assistance.

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