This error message indicates that a requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read satisfactorily into memory. This message is generally caused by a faulty sector in a paging file, a virus, a disk controller error, or hardware errors related to RAM memory. Occasionally it can be caused when non-paged pool resources run out, and defective hardware cannot be ruled out completely either.

This error will usually produce a notification for the user which reads:



The error code “KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR STOP: 0x0000007A” indicates that the requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory. Whatever the cause of this, one can be certain that the root issue is hard drive problems.

Thus, the first task to carry out in an attempt to resolve this issue is to use the check disk command in order to check for any errors on the hard drive. You may wish to back-up any data held on your computer with, for example, a USB drive before you begin this process.

CHKDSK can be located within the ‘My Computer’ folder in Windows. Alternatively, it is possible to run this program through the command line interface. This can bypass any problems which sometimes occur with running it through ‘My Computer’. To do this, firstly run the CMD as an administrator, to do which go to the Start menu and type ‘CMD’.

Once you have launched CHKDSK type at the command prompt “CHKDSK /P” and then press the Enter key in order to scan the disk. Once this is complete, type “CHKDSK C: /F /R” and press Enter again to repair any corrupt sectors that CHKDSK locates.

If this doesn’t work then you could possibly attempt a System Restore process which can often alleviate otherwise insoluble problems. It is always wise to run System Restore in Safe Mode. To run Windows in Safe Mode, restart your computer and press F8 (if you have Windows installed). Once you’ve reached the desktop in Safe Mode, type ‘System’ into the Start search box and press Enter once ‘System Restore’ is highlighted. You should then be able to run the system restore utility.

After you have completed these processes then any Kernel Data Inpage Errors should disappear completely. If this doesn’t work then it is possible that this is a serious hardware issue, and you would be recommended to contact your computer’s manufacturer.