PFN LIST CORRUPT Error – Windows

PFN_LIST_CORRUPT BSoD Error is one of the Blue screen of death irritating error messages that appear with the error code 0x0000004E. This BSoD Error message also affects the performance of Windows system and makes them unreliable, so in order to make your system normal and error-free, you need to fix this error first.

The PFN is used by your hard drive to get the path of every one of your files on the physical disk. The PFN_List_Corrupt error message generally appears when the page frame number in short PFN list becomes damaged due to any internal or external error. This blue screen error means that Windows encountered a problem with the PFN list and restarted the computer to prevent damage.

A message will appear on your screen that reads:

Your PC ran into a problem and need to restart. We´re just collecting some error info, and then you can restart.


Boot In Safe Mode

If Windows Frequently Restart with This Error Code, Didn’t Allow normally login windows to Perform any solution. Then you need to first boot into safe mode with  networking ( which start windows with minimal system requirement, So that ou can perform troubleshooting steps easily ) To apply Bellow solutions. Other wise if windows allow you to login no need to boot into safe mode you can directly perform bellow steps.

Fix Error #1: Uninstall Antivirus and Security programs

The most common driver which cause this error are antivirus software’s, so try to disable them and try to reboot your Windows. The first method to fix the “PFN_LIST_CORRUPT” issue, is to uninstall your Antivirus program from your system.

Fix Error #2: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

PFN_LIST_CORRUPT Error, many times it is caused by an issue with your RAM memory (who would’ve thought). If your RAM memory is damaged in any way, the best solution is to replace it with a new one. But first, you should make sure it’s broken. This can be done by running the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool.

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R Key at the same time to invoke a Run command. Type mdsched.exe and press Enter.
  2. You could choose Restart now and check for problems (recommended) to check the status of your memory card right now.
  3. You will be seeing a blue page showing the progress of the check and number of passes it will run on memory.
  4. Once your Windows restarts, it will tell you if there is something wrong with your memory. If there is, you need to replace your bad RAM with a new one.

Fix Error #3: System File Checker

  1. Click on Windows button and Search for cmd and you will get Command Prompt as a search result. (Right click on it & select Run as administrator option)
  2. A Command Prompt window will popup. In Command Prompt, enter the following lines command and hit Enter after each one.
     sfc /scannow
     chkdsk /f C:
  3. Let the process complete and make any repairs as necessary. Once the process is finished, exit the cmd.
  4. Now type memory in the Windows search bar and select “Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  5. In the set of options displayed select “Restart now and check for problems.”
  6. After which Windows will restart to check for possible RAM errors and will hopefully display the possible reasons as for why you get the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error message.
  7. Reboot your PC and check if the problem is resolved or not.

Fix Error #4: Uninstall the drivers with a problem

  1. Start Windows in Safe Mode.
  2. On your keyboard, press the Windows Logo key and R at the same time to invoke a Run command.
  3.  Type devmgmt.msc and click OK to open Device Manager.
  4. Expand the category and find the device with a yellow mark. You must see the problematic device driver.
  5. Once the problematic device driver is identified, right click and click Uninstall. When asked for confirmation, click Ok.
  6. Repeat the steps above to uninstall all drivers with a yellow mark.
  7. Once the driver is uninstalled restart your PC.

Fix Error #5: Disable OneDrive

Some Windows 10 users were able to get relieved from PFN Corrupt List error by disabling OneDrive. OneDrive can also generate PFN_LIST_CORRUPT BSoD error. So it is also suggested to turn off OneDrive and see what will happen after disabling Microsoft OneDrive.

  1. Open to the group policy by pressing Windows Key + S. Select Edit group policy.
  2. After opening Local Group Policy Editor, in the left pane navigate to the Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive.
  3. In the right panel, find Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage and double-click on it.
  4. Choose Enabled and click Apply and OK to disable OneDrive.

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