Fix SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE Blue Screen of Death error

Though there are many potential causes for SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE0x000000DA error, but incompatible hardware detection, and hardware recognition failing remain the top causes for this error. Another reason for this error is a system file corruption. This means that, if a system driver for particular hardware is corrupt, it will not be able to recognize the external device and will eventually lead to crashing of the system with a Bluescreen Error. Today, we are going to try and fix this error with a few potential fixes.


SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE error on Windows 10

The SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE bug check has a value of 0x000000DA. This indicates that a page table entry (PTE) routine has been used in an improper way.

Please create a System Restore Point before you proceed.

The following potential fixes will be carried out to fix SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE error on Windows 10:

    1. Update, Rollback or Disable Drivers.
    2. Use System File Checker.
    3. Check for incompatible devices.
    4. Use the Bluescreen troubleshooter.
    5. Disable PTT Security in BIOS.

1] Update, Rollback or Disable Drivers and Windows 10

The incompatibility between the Windows operating system and the device driver might give rise to issues like this. So, you can try to Update or Rollback the conflicting driver. Specifically, you can also try to update or uninstall/reinstall your Graphics Driver and see if it helps.

HP users may visit this page for help.

2] Use System File Checker

Start by pressing WINKEY + X button combo or right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin) or 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 and then hit Enter.

sfc /scannow

Restart your system after the scan is completed.

You can also use our freeware FixWin to Run the System File Checker utility with a click.

3] Check for incompatible devices

I would recommend you to troubleshoot this error by plugging in and out different hardware connected to your computer one by one. By this, the detection of the error causing hardware will immediately trigger the error, and you will know what hardware drivers or anything else is  causing the error.

This could include your external devices like a Printer, mouse or a keyboard or even internally attached components like the Graphics card or the others.

4] Use the Bluescreen Troubleshooter

You may also run the Blue Screen Troubleshooter. The built-in Troubleshooter is easy to run and fixes BSODs automatically. The online Blue Screen Troubleshooter from Microsoft is a wizard that is meant to help novice users fix their Stop Errors. It offers helpful links along the way.

5] Disable PTT Security in BIOS

If your Dell computer throws up this error, you may want to enter the BIOS and uncheck PTT Security and see if that helps you.

During boot, press F2 to enter BIOS > Security tab > PTT Security section and uncheck the “PTT On” box.

Restart your computer and see.

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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.