It is common to run into errors while booting your PC, especially after installing some new software or changing the memory or hardware setting of your laptop or CPU. One such common error is the Kernel Data InPage error, which bothers users regularly while trying to boot their PC. In this article, we cover the various methods we have found to detect the device behind this error and possible solutions for this error.
What is a Kernal Data InPage Error?
A Kernel Data Inpage error shows up as error 0x00000007a while trying to turn on your computer or laptop, and is usually caused by a bad sector, a virus, a hard-disk error or a failing RAM memory. On systems running Windows 7 or earlier, the following window pops up when you run into this error. The error also suggests some ways to overcome this error, however, this information is more helpful for manufacturers and skilled professionals who are trying to repair errors the PC runs into. For a layman, this information is useless.
On Windows 8,8.1 and 10, the error looks something like this,
There are two main causes for your computer to run into this error, as listed below –
- System Memory is Failing – The most common cause of this error is that the RAM (Random-Access Memory) of your PC is stuck in a read/write loop, unable to perform the boot process.
- Disk File System Integrity has been Compromised – This happens when a system file is damaged. This usually happens due to a virus attack, power outage or an incomplete read/write command undertaken by the disk.
How To Fix Kernel Data InPage Error On Windows
Method 1: Run “chkdsk”
If the Kernal Data InPage Error is being caused by a bad sector on your hard disk, running chkdsk will help you identify the bad sector and help in fixing it
Follow the following steps to run “chkdsk” tool –
Step 1: Type cmd in the search box.
Step 2: Right-click on Command Prompt from the results show.
Step 3: Click on Run as Administrator.
Step 4: In the command prompt window, type – “chkdsk C: /f /r” (Replace C: with the name of the folder in which windows is installed.)
Step 5: Press Enter and wait for the scan to complete.
Step 6: Your computer may need to restart to use the chkdsk tool.
Method 2: Check System Log in Event Viewer
The Event View Tool can help you identify the device that’s causing your computer to run into the Kernel Data Inpage Error while booting. To Access The Event Viewers Logs, follow the following steps,
Step 1: Type Administrative Tools in the Windows Search Box.
Step 2: Select Administrative Tools for the results of the search.
Step 3: Double Click on the Computer Management Tab in Administrative Tools.
Step 4: Expand the Event Viewer tree from the panel on the right side of the Computer Management window.
Step 5: Expand the Windows Logs Tree.
Step 6: Select the System Tab.
Step 7: Check for any error message displayed in the system logs that will help you identify the device that is leading your computer into the kernel data in-page error.
Method 3: Run The Memory Diagnostics Tool
The Memory Diagnostics tool checks your RAM to determine if there are any errors that are causing your PC to run into the kernel data in-page error
- To run the memory diagnostic tool, follow the steps mentioned below.
- Search for Windows Memory Diagnostic in the windows search box.
- Click on Windows Memory Diagnostic from the top of the search results.
- Continue with the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool wizard and wait for the process to complete checking your RAM and wait for the results.
Easy Recovery Essentials’ Automated Repair can also be used. The best part is that can simultaneously check both your hard disk and RAM memory for any errors that trigger the kernel data in-page error. Use the following method to use the Easy Recovery Essentials’ Automated Repair tool
- Download Easy Recovery Essentials’ Automated Repair to your PC.
- Burn the ISO image provided to a disc. If you prefer to a USB, you can copy the ISO image to the USB stick.
- Boot your computer into the Easy Recovery Essentials’ Automated Repair ISO image.
- Select Automated Repair.
- Click on continue and wait for the Automated Repair process to complete. The automated repair process will find and report any errors found with your hard drive or RAM Memory.
Method 4: Check Hardware Peripherals
If none of the above methods work for you to fix the kernel data in-page error, you can try the following tips:
Remove any new hardware peripherals that you may have added to your PC. Uninstall each peripheral one by one and restart your PC after every installation and check if your PC still runs into the same error.
Try to run a virus scan. If you don’t have any anti-virus software, you can use Easy Recovery Essentials’ Antivirus Scanner.
If none of the above methods work for you, we would recommend taking your laptop or CPU to a trained professional for them to troubleshoot the error and find a solution. While the error is generally caused by a bad disk drive, a virus or a RAM error, each of which can be detected by the methods mentioned above, we would recommend getting professional help to fix the error if you are a layman when it comes to tackling such errors.
When installing software from unsafe or unknown sources, it is always advisable to check the threat rating of the executable file before installing it. If the program turns out to be a disguised trojan virus or some malware, it is possible your PC will run into the Kernel Data InPage Error as the virus may damage the drive where you have Windows installed. In general, if you run into this error after installing some new software, we recommend deleting the software completely and rebooting your computer, that is the easiest method to overcome this error. If the error still persists, the above methods are more than capable of identifying the device causing the error and also have the capability to provide certain solutions that can be performed by the user itself.
If the error still persists, we would suggest seeking professional help to combat this error and fix your PC.