If you’re encountering this driver-related issue DRIVER PAGE FAULTY BEYOND END OF ALLOCATION on your Windows 10 computer, then this post is intended to help you. In this post, we will identify the possible causes, as well as provide the most appropriate solutions you can try to help you mitigate this issue.
DRIVER_PAGE_FAULT_BEYOND_END_OF_ALLOCATION bug check error has a value of 0x000000CD
This indicates that the system accessed memory beyond the end of some driver’s pool allocation.
The driver allocated n bytes of memory from the special pool. Subsequently, the system referenced more than n bytes from this pool. This usually indicates a system-driver synchronization problem.
If the driver responsible (most likely graphics driver) for the error can be identified, its name is printed on the blue screen and stored in memory at the location (PUNICODE_STRING) KiBugCheckDriver.
DRIVER PAGE FAULTY BEYOND END OF ALLOCATION
If you’re faced with this issue, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps to resolve the issue.
- Run Memory test (memtest)
- Reinstall Graphics drivers
- Update BIOS
- Remove problematic software(s).
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
1] Run memory test (memtest)
This solution requires you to run a memory disgnostic test on your Windows 10 computer and see if the issue will be resolved.
2] Reinstall graphics drivers
This solution entails you make sure you have installed the latest graphics drivers directly from Intel. You can download the latest version of the graphics driver from the manufacturer’s website. If the issue is still unresolved, continue with the next solution.
3] Update BIOS
Using tools from OEMs is the easiest way to do so. All OEM manufacturers have utilities that help you easily update, BIOS, firmware, and drivers. Search for yours and download it from the official site only. This is the safest way to update the BIOS.
- If you own a Dell laptop you can head over to Dell.com, or you could use Dell Update Utility.
- ASUS users can download the MyASUS BIOS update utility from the ASUS support site.
- ACER users can go here. Enter your Serial Number/SNID or search for your product by Model, select BIOS/Firmware, and click the Download link for the file you want to download.
- Lenovo users can use the Lenovo System Update Tool.
- HP users can use the bundled HP Support Assistant.
Once you complete the manual update of the BIOS/firmware on your system, the issue should be resolved.
4] Remove problematic software(s)
On investigation, it has been discovered that some of the third party applications installed on your PC might be causing this blue screen issue. Along with these software, certain antivirus software also tends to cause BSOD errors. If you have the following software installed on your system, try uninstalling them and see if that helps.
Bear in mind that just uninstalling a third-party antivirus software may not solve the problem, so using the AV native uninstall tool is recommended so that all associated files and registry entries are removed.
If removing the antivirus fixes this error, you can now install the same antivirus again, or you can switch to an alternative software or better still stick to Windows 10 native AV program – Windows Defender.
Hope this helps!