How to fix an invalid page fault

Remove all TSRs

Disable or unload any TSRs or background programs currently running before running the program causing the GPF.

Delete all program temporary files

Delete all temporary files that may still be residing on the hard drive from currently or previously running programs.

Run ScanDisk and Defrag

Run ScanDisk and run Defrag on the hard drive as it could be possible your hard drive may have an issue causing the swap file or data files to become corrupt or invalid

Update software or check for software patches

If you are experiencing invalid page faults in only one program, verify that the software program is compatible with the operating system you are running the program within. Also, verify with the manufacturer or vendor of the software program that there are no available patches or updates for the program that may help or resolve your issue.

Recently installed software or hardware

If you have recently installed new software or hardware, uninstall or reinstall that software or hardware to verify it is not causing your issue.

Bad Memory, invalid bits, or physically damaged memory

Bad memory can cause Illegal Operations. If you have recently added memory to the computer it is recommended that it first be removed to verify that you are not experiencing conflictions with the recently installed memory.

If no memory has been recently added to the computer it is recommended you follow all other steps found on this page before replacing the memory within the computer.

Additional information

  • See our page fault definition for further information and related links on this term.