Error Code 0x0000004E

Error Code 0x0000004E

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The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error “PFN_LIST_CORRUPT” with error code 0x0000004E often points to issues related to the Page Frame Number (PFN) list. This list is used by your system’s memory manager to track the location of each physical page of memory in your system. If this list becomes corrupted, it can cause a BSOD.

How to fix:

  1. Update Your Drivers: Outdated or corrupt drivers are a common cause of BSOD errors. To update your drivers, you can visit the manufacturer’s website for each component of your system, or use an automatic driver update tool.
  2. Check for Bad RAM: Faulty RAM can also cause this error. Use the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to check for issues with your RAM. If errors are found, you may need to replace your RAM.
  3. Run System File Checker (SFC): SFC is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in system files and restore corrupted files. To run SFC, open the Command Prompt as an administrator and type sfc /scannow then press Enter.
  4. Check Your Hard Drive: Errors on your hard drive can also cause this problem. Use the Check Disk utility to look for and repair hard drive errors. Open Command Prompt as an administrator, then type chkdsk /f and press Enter.
  5. Perform a Clean Boot: A clean boot can help you isolate the problem if it’s being caused by a specific program or service. You can perform a clean boot through the System Configuration utility in Windows.
  6. Update Your BIOS: In some cases, updating your BIOS could resolve the issue. Be cautious when updating your BIOS, as doing it incorrectly can cause additional problems.
  7. Reinstall Windows: If none of the above solutions work, as a last resort, you could try reinstalling Windows. Make sure you back up any important data before doing this, as it will erase everything on your system drive.

As always, if you’re uncomfortable performing these steps on your own, seek help from a professional.

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