Windows 7 Windows Vista

Fix : Stop error 0x0000010e / 0x000000C1 BSOD in Windows 7, Vista

This post will help you fix an issue with your Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer, where you receive a blue screen error 0x0000010E or 0x000000C1. Both these errors might display some other parameters along with them. A sample error message would look like :

Stop 0x0000010E(xxxxxx, xxxxxx, xxxxxx, xxxxxx)


Stop 0x000000C1 (xxxxx,xxxxx,xxxxx,xxxxx)

The earlier one most common to Windows 7 and the later one to Windows Vista. Both of these error can be caused by quite a few reasons, but the most common ones and their solutions are listed below, so, Fix : Stop error 0x0000010e / 0x000000C1 BSOD in Windows 7, Vista

Method 1 : Display Adapter / Video driver issue

This Problem is most common with computers that have hybrid display engine ( using two graphic cards in a heterogeneous GPU configuration ) mixing on-board and dedicated card for power saving and performance, accordingly.

  • Download the latest display adapter drivers from your computer / motherboard / graphic adapter manufacturer’s support website.
  • If your computer uses a hybrid display configuration, make sure you download both the display adapter’s drivers.
  • Go to Control Panel
  • Select Classic / Small icons / large icons from the view by menu on the top right corner
  • Locate and open Programs and features
  • Locate your display adapter drivers ( some example include AMD Catalyst Control Centre, NVidia Control Panel)
  • Uninstall the drivers there (If you are not sure of what you are doing, please do not do it, instead contact a professional to help you out )
  • Now, Also look for other display adapter drivers ( Example : Intel, SIS, Via )
  • Uninstall them as well.
  • Restart your computer
  • Now, Install the driver(s) that your downloaded.

Method 2 : Hotfix by Microsoft

New : Hotfix by Microsoft ( Windows 7 )

Microsoft has released a hotfix to fix this particular issue. Please download and install the same using this link

Hotfix by Microsoft ( Windows Vista )

Microsoft has released a hotfix for this issue with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Use this link to download and install the hotfix


Method 3 : Upgrading Memory

This issue can also occur in situations where you are rendering memory intensive tasks and your system has low memory configuration to meet the demand. In this situation, upgrading your memory is a good way to retain system stability.

Check your memory for errors

  • Go to the start menu
  • Type Memory diagnostic
  • Run the tool
  • It will check your RAM for errors next time you restart / start your computer and display a detailed report once you login
Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP

Fix : Stop error 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA in Windows 7 , Vista and XP

This post will help you fix an issue with your Windows PC where you get a Blue screen error / BSOD / Stop error with error code 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA ). Now, there are quite a few explanations to this error type. This error might occur after you update your computer, or might occur when you install or update an antivirus/security program. Problems with display driver or a third-party search tool can also throw this error.

Below are a few methods to fix this type of error:

Method 1

  • If you have just installed an antivirus / security program
  • or
  • You have just updated it and you got a Blue screen error
  • The first thing to do is :
  • Start your computer in Safe Mode ( press F8 at system startup, just after BIOS post display, and select safe mode)
  • Now, keeping your activation information of your Antivirus / security program, simply uninstall the software by going to Control Panel –> ADD or Remove programs ( Windows XP ) or Programs and features ( Windows Vista, 7 )
  • Restart your computer to make sure that Windows starts up normally.
  • Go to Windows Update ( Control Panel )
  • After the computer has been successfully updated,
  • Restart your computer
  • Install the Antivirus / Security program again.

A hotfix from Microsoft is available : KB976527


Method 2 : Updating the Display Adapter Drivers

  • Follow the steps mentioned above to boot into Safe Mode
  • Now, go to Device Manager ( Control Panel )
  • Expand the Display Adapters section


  • Right Click the listed device
  • Click on uninstall.
  • Restart your computer again in Safe Mode.
  • Go to Device Manager and click on the Scan for hardware changes button


  • The Display driver will install automatically
  • Restart your computer in normal mode
  • Connect to the internet and download / Install the latest available Display drivers from your motherboard manufacturer / System / Graphic Card Manufacturer’s support website.


Method 3 : Hotfix for another issue with same error mode from Microsoft

  • Follow KB951418
  • Use the download option in there to download and install the hotfix
  • You should try this hotfix after reading the cause section within the KB article from Microsoft.


Method 4 : Checking for Faulty RAM modules ( Memory )

  • If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, checking memory is quite easy
  • Just Boot from the Windows Installation CD / DVD
  • After the boot process completes
  • Click on Repair your computer
  • Now, Within the options listed
  • Click on Windows memory Diagnostics
  • This process will run for a while and will check if there is a problem in the installed RAM modules in your system.
  • If a problem is detected, you should change the module to solve the problem

Method 5 : Updating the BIOS

Note: Updating the BIOS is a risky procedure, that, if not done correctly could harm your computer hardware. SO, DO this at your own risk. I shall not be liable for any damage to your computer by following the process mentioned below:

  • Go to your system /Motherboard manufacturer’s support website
  • Note down the exact model no. /Version no. / service tag or other necessary information that might be needed to pinpoint the exact BIOS for your system
  • Download the latest BIOS and follow the instructions mentioned on your manufacturer’s support website for Updating the BIOS.
  • Note: Read every safety precaution and steps mentioned in the manufacturer’s support website while updating the BIOS
  • Also, Make sure that do not restart your computer in the middle of the updating procedure, even if, some for time the process might look hanged. Let it run and complete on it’s own. If it’s a desktop computer, make sure it has got a adequate backup power supply, in case the power runs out.


Please use the comment section to report any problems that you might face, I will try my best to help out.