BSOD or Blue Screen of Death is awful. We all have experienced it at least once or more. What happens with this error is that you are doing your work on your Windows computers and suddenly, it shows a blue screen with an error and other information and just reboots. You can not do anything here. You have no choice but to lose your unsaved work and then wait for the computer to reboot.

One such error is ATTEMPTED EXECUTE OF NOEXECUTE MEMORYThe bug check code for this is 0x000000FC, and the usual cause is faulty or out-dated drivers. Or sometimes due to an error in the RAM (Random Access Memory). This error in the RAM can be physical, based on drivers or even some sort of unwanted malware. There is not one reason for this. Hence there is no one solution to this. We will be checking out five suggestions to fix this error.



First of all, I would recommend creating a System Restore point just in case you can rollback to the current state if something goes wrong.

1: Update Windows 10 with all your security patches and updates

As said in Method 1, just head into Windows Update to install all the latest offerings from Microsoft. For this, just head into Windows Updates section inside of Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and then click on Check for Updates. It will find and install all the latest patches and feature updates from Microsoft.

2: Update all your drivers

We will start by following the most basic method. Updating your drivers is not difficult. Just head to the Device Manager to do the needful. Or, you can just head to the Downloads section of your manufacturer’s website. Get all the drivers that are newer than what is installed on your computer.

3: Run a Virus and Malware Scan Check

As mentioned above, this error can be caused by some malware or virus. So, you will have to head to the anti-virus protection available on your computer and scan your PC.Windows Defender Security System for PC Personally, I would recommend using Windows Defender Security Center.  Just open the Dashboard. Now perform a Quick Scan first. Then perform a Full Scan. And finally, if available, perform a Boot-time scan. This will eradicate all the possibilities of exploits surviving on your computer.

4: Run Memory Check

We already mentioned that this error could be caused due to some errors in the memory. To fix this, you will have to run the Memory Check on your computer. Start by hitting the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility. Then type in, mdsched.exe and then hit Enter. It will not launch Windows Memory Diagnostic and will give out two options. These options will be given as,

  • Restart now and check for problems (recommended)
  • Check for problems the next time I start my computer

Now, according to the option selected by you, the computer will restart and check for memory based problems upon a restart. If you get any issues there, it will fix it automatically else if no issues are detected, this is probably not the cause of the issue.

5: Using the System File Checker using Command Prompt

Start by pressing WINKEY + X button combo or right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin) or just search for cmd in the Cortana search box, right click on the Command Prompt icon and click on Run as Administrator. Click on Yes for the UAC or User Account Control prompt that you get. Then, the Command Prompt window will finally be open. Now, type in the following command to run System File Checker

sfc /scannow

And the hit Enter.

Now, keep the Command Prompt window open until the scanning is completed.

After the scanning is completed, if the computer says, “Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations”, then there are no issues found with your computer. See this post if you receive a Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them message.

All the best!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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