Computer Problems

Useful Tips to Fix an Invalid Page Fault

Written by Albert Headley

How often has the invalid page fault error message emerged on your screen? If this has been a problem you faced often, then it would be best for you to know the solution to the problem. An invalid page fault happens when a software program or operating system starts attempting to call or store a block or segment of the non-existent computer’s memory.  When this happens, the invalid page fault error message is generated, and as a result the process or program is terminated for preventing more issues.

How to Fix?

  1. You can unload or disable any startup programs or terminate-and-stay-resident (TSRs) programs which are currently running on your machine before you run the program which is causing the general protection fault (GPF).
  2. There may also be a possibility that your hard disk drive is facing a problem which is causing the data files or swap file to be invalid or corrupt. In that case, run ScanDisk and Defrag on the hard disk drive.
  3. It will also be advisable to delete all temporary files (.tmp files) that may exist on the hard disk drive from previously or presently running programs.
  4. Have you installed a software or hardware recently? This may also be causing the invalid page fault. All you have to do is un-install the software or hardware and reinstall it. This will help determine if the newly installed hardware/software is causing the problem.
  5. Find out if invalid page faults are occurring with only one program; this being the case, you need to confirm whether the operating system you are using is compatible with the software program. Contact the vendor or manufacturer of the software program and ask if there are updates available for the program which may help solve the problem.
  6. Ask yourself if there has been a recent addition of memory to your machine; note that bad memory causes illegal operations. If you have added memory to your computer recently, you may try removing it, but always do this as the last option.

If you find the problem still persists, contact a remote computer support provider for help and guidance.

About the author

Albert Headley

Albert Headley was a PR and Creative Editor of a renowned big Tech Company. But following his passion and ambition for writing and technologies, he gave up his job and started this blog. He is now a big name in the technology and blog business.