Blue screen with this error code: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR, STOP: 0x0000007A

I get this blue screen error:
   STOP: 0x0000007A

whenever I resume from hibernation or restart after shut down. I did a clean install of windows 7 couple of months back and have been seeing this problem for last month or so.

Sometimes I also see the following error while resuming from hibernation:
   Boot Device Not Found
   Please install an operating system on your hard disk
   Hard Disk (3F0)

And when I click on Hard Disk Test from System Diagnostics, I see this:
   "Hard Disk Test"  Hard disk not exist

I have no idea whether all these errors are related and caused by the same issue. Also, I hear a kind of clicking noise coming from my laptop and the computer starts slowing down eventually resulting in the blue screen.

All my drivers are up to date and windows is also up to date (installed everything on Windows Update).

Hi djrules,


Welcome to Microsoft Answers.

The error code KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR STOP: 0x0000007A states that the requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory. It appears that there are some issues with the hard disk.

Use check disk command for any errors on hard disk -

Warning: Microsoft does not recommend interrupting the CHKDSK process. Microsoft does not guarantee the integrity of the disk if the CHKDSK program is interrupted. For safety you can back up your data before using the check disk command.

Use the check disk commands as follows:
 1. Click Start.
 2. In search window type 'cmd' and ENTER. Right click and select 'Run as administrator'.
 3. Type at the command prompt CHKDSK /P and press ENTER to scan the disk.
 4. Then type CHKDSK C: /F /R and press ENTER to repair corrupt sectors, if there are any.

NOTE: The root drive has to be C: and the command may schedule a task at the system startup, if it does, then press Y to schedule a task and restart the computer to perform chkdsk.
Once chkdsk completes, boot to the desktop and then check.

You may refer to the below mentioned link for more details -

Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
Meghmala – Microsoft Support

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