The PFN_LIST_CORRRUPT error is yet another error that causes the Blue screen of Death (BSOD) in Windows 10. Some users may also experience this error on other Windows operating systems if there’s some major issue in the system.
When this error occurs, your system may not function well and you’ll need to find and fix the underlying issues. So what exactly causes a PFN_LIST_CORRUPT error in your Windows computer and how to fix it? Let’s see.
What are the Causes of PFN_LIST_CORRUPT Error?
PFN list stands for Page Frame Number list, which helps the hard drive to locate each file on the physical disk.
There can be many reasons why the list is corrupt, here are a few of them:
- Outdated and Faulty drivers. You need to update your drivers, to fix this issue
- Windows version is not Updated
- Virus and Antivirus problems
- The hard drive is corrupt
So to solve the above issues, let’s first see how to escape the blue screen on your computer.
The BSOD generally gathers the error information itself and reboots the system. We suggest you to wait as the process may take a while. Once the process is 100% completed, your computer will automatically restart.
However, if it takes more than 10 minutes for any response on the BSOD, you can manually reboot your system. To manually restart your PC or laptop, press and hold the power button until the system turns off, then start your computer again after two minutes.
Now that we are no longer stuck on BSOD Let’s try the following methods to fix the PFN_LIST_CORRUPT error.
1. Use the Blue Screen Troubleshooter on Windows 10
The last two versions of Windows 10 has a special troubleshooter for blue screens. Follow the steps below to fix PFN_LIST_CORRUPT_ERROR in Windows 10:
- Go to the Start menu and open Settings
- Hit on the Update & Security option
- Select Troubleshoot from the left-hand side panel
- Click on Blue Screen under “Find and fix other problems” section
- Click on Run Troubleshooter to start the process
- The process may take a while. If the troubleshooter identifies any issues, then select Apply and fix this option
- As the troubleshooter fixes the issue, click on Close the troubleshooter and restart your system
If the troubleshooter does not identify any issues, try the next method to fix the error manually.
2. Update all the Available Drivers on Your System
Outdated drivers can be the primary cause of the PFN_LIST_CORRUPT error. According to many users, just updating your device drivers can fix the issue entirely.
To update your available drivers, visit the manufacturer’s website for your device and find the most recent and appropriate driver. Ensure that you select the drivers that are compatible with your Windows version.
3. Run a Hard Drive Scan
Running a hard drive scan may help you fix the PFN List Corrupt error. This solution scans your hard drive and identifies each problem and fixes them immediately.
It is similar to the system scan process and is also more likely to fix the issue, so do give it a try by following the below-listed steps:
- Type cmd in the start menu and right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator
- Click on YES to confirm
- Type the command chkdsk /f and press Enter
- This process scans any hard drive corruption and fixes the error automatically
4. Check for faults in the RAM
RAM stands for Random-access memory. It is mainly the computer data storage. Any type of malfunction in RAM may cause the PFN List Corrupt error.
To check for faulty RAM, you can use the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. Follow the below steps to do so:
- Press Windows + R keys together to open the Run box
- Type mdsched.exe and hit on OK
- Select and run the Restart now and check for problems option
- The Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool window shows up and takes a few minutes to show the results
- Restart your system and check if the blue screen is gone
5. Disable the OneDrive Application
The OneDrive application is a common cause for the PFN_LIST_ERROR. According to many forum users, disabling the Onedrive app is the solution that solves the problem. Follow the below-listed steps to do so:
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager
- Click on More Details at the bottom
- Click on the Startup tab, you’ll now see a list of application
- Search for Microsoft OneDrive, right-click on it and select the Disable option
- Now, restart your PC and check whether the OneDrive service is disabled
If none of the above-listed methods work for you, you may need re-install your Windows. To have a better experience, download and reinstall the latest version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft’s Website.
That’s it! These above solutions hopefully solve the PFN_LIST_CORRUPT_ERROR. Let us know which of these solutions works the best for you in the comments section below.
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