How to Fix PFN_LIST_CORRUPT in Windows 10

How to Fix PFN_LIST_CORRUPT in Windows 10

September 12, 2018 By Xtremerain Editorial Team

    Blue screen of death is the most annoying error for windows users. PFN_LIST_CORRUPT is another BSOD. In this article, You will get some tips to fix this problem.

    This BSOD mostly occurs on Windows 10 and 8 PCs. It may appear suddenly and restarts your PC. Sometimes, It comes with stop error code like STOP 0x0000004E. You can quickly fix PFN_LIST_CORRUPT if you take necessary steps.


    Reasons Behind PFN_LIST_CORRUPT:

    When the page frame number (PFN) list becomes corrupted, Windows show you this blue screen of death to avoid system damage. The PFN database contains physical memory pages of the system. Usually, Windows uses PFN to detect the location of each one of your files on the physical disk. When your computer can’t process PFN correctly, It shows you PFN LIST CORRUPT. There are several reasons behind PFN corruption. Here are some of them.

    • Hard Disk issues
    • Faulty drivers
    • Registry errors
    • Virus or malware
    • Defective memory modules
    • Third party software.

    How to Fix PFN_LIST_CORRUPT:

    Fortunately, Anyone can easily fix this blue screen error. But all methods may not work for everyone. By the way, Here are the most effective ways to repair PFN_LIST_CORRUPT. If you can’t access Windows properly, You can try these methods in safe mode.

    1. Disable Antivirus and Security Software

    If you have more than 1 antivirus or any firewall installed on your PC, That may cause the error PFN List Corrupt. Many users third-party antivirus and Windows Defender together. It is OK. But, Sometimes, It may cause the problem. You should use just one and keep another one disabled or uninstall that.

    2. Run chkdsk Command

    As this error has relation to the hard drive, you also should check for basic hard disk problems and repair them. It may help you to get rid of PFN_LIST_CORRUPT. In this case, chkdsk command may help. However, If you don’t know the procedure, Read: How to Repair Hard Disk Problem

    3. Check and Fix RAM Problem

    To fix PFN list corrupt, you also can troubleshoot RAM problems. Faulty memory modules can cause this error. To repair RAM problem, Read this article: Fix RAM Problem

    4. Disable OneDrive

    Some Windows 10 users were able to get relieved from PFN Corrupt List error by disabling OneDrive. As you don’t know what is causing this problem on your PC, you can try to disable OneDrive to see if it works. To do it, Simply Open Start Menu and type gpedit.msc and press Enter. Now, Navigate to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive. Then, Find and double-click on “Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage.” Now, Mark on Enabled and save the setting. Then, Restart your PC. Hopefully, It will help you to fix this blue screen of death.

    5. Fixing Registry

    Corrupted registries can create many problems including BSOD in your PC. It also may make your PC slower. So, It is always good to delete or fix the corrupted or missing registries. There are some good tools available to fix registries. Personally, I use CCleaner.

    6. Update Windows & Drivers

    After facing this problem, You should check for new updates of windows and its drivers. An update can work greatly. It fixes many bugs. Incompatible drivers are often responsible for the blue screen of death. So, Updating them has a good chance to solve PFN_LIST_CORRUPT. To update Windows 10, Press Win + I on the keyboard. Then, Navigate to Update & Security and click on Check for Update. To update drivers, You can use Driver Booster. However, Read: “How to Update Drivers Easily” to get

    7. Uninstall Recently Installed Programs

    Any third-party software that you have installed recently may cause this BSOD. So, You can uninstall it completely and see what happens. If that program is the culprit, It will fix PFN List Corrupt blue screen error.

    8. Analyze Dump File

    I’ve written and published an article on it. Read: How to fix BSOD by analyzing dump file. There, You will get all necessary procedures to find out the corrupted driver or service which is responsible for PFN_LIST_CORRUPT. You will also get some ideas how to fix it.

    9. Fix Faulty System Files to Repair BSOD Error PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

    If there is anything wrong with your system files, This problem may arise. So, I must recommend you to fix the corrupted system files or At least run sfc scan now command. You will find all details here:

    I hope, This article will help you. However, You can let us know which method has fixed PFN List Corrupt error on your PC.