Error Code 0x0000001C

Error Code 0x0000001C

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The 0x0000001C or PFN_REFERENCE_COUNT error is related to the Page Frame Number (PFN) list, which is a data structure used by the Windows Memory Manager to manage physical pages in memory.

This error typically occurs due to issues with your system memory, hardware problems, outdated or corrupted device drivers, system file corruption, or software incompatibility.

How to fix:

  1. Update System and Drivers: Ensure your system and device drivers are updated to the latest version. Outdated drivers can cause instability and conflicts.
  2. Check Your Hardware: If you have multiple RAM sticks, try removing them and then reseating them one at a time to see if a specific stick is causing the problem. If you have recently added any new hardware to your system, try removing it to see if the error resolves.
  3. Run Memory Diagnostics: Use Windows Memory Diagnostic or another memory checking tool to check your system for memory errors.
  4. Check for Disk Errors: Use the built-in Windows Check Disk utility to scan your system for hard drive errors. You can do this by opening Command Prompt as an administrator and typing “chkdsk /f”.
  5. System File Checker (SFC): Use the System File Checker tool to scan for and repair potential issues with your system files. You can do this by opening Command Prompt as an administrator and typing “sfc /scannow”.
  6. Perform a Clean Boot: Some third-party software may cause conflicts resulting in a BSOD. Performing a clean boot can help isolate any software causing the problem.

Please remember to back up your data before making significant changes to your system. If the problem persists after following these steps, consider seeking help from a professional or Microsoft Support.

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