What is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT error and how to fix it

The Pfn_list_corrrupt blue screen is caused when the page frame number (PFN) is corrupt. PFN is used by hard drive in order to determine the location of each files your have on the physical disk. When this error is caused while passing a bad memory descriptor list, it could either be a temporary or permanent error.

Well, you don't have to panic anymore because in this post, you'll see suggestions on how to fix the blue screen error on your windows 7/8/10 computer.
But first, you need to know this that when you get a BSOD error, the power connection to your computer must not be interrupted.

When creating a dumb from 0% to 100% and it takes more than 5-10 minutes for the screen to turn off, you should force shut down of your computer by pressing and holding the power key for 10seconds or until the CPU light goes off.

When that is done, we'll now see how to stop the error.
Let's look into the solution.

How To Stop PFN_List_Corrupt Error 

    • Use Blue Screen Troubleshooter

    For your convenience, Microsoft has shipped a Blue Screen Troubleshooter for your specific issues directly in the Settings app on Windows 10.
    In your Settings page, you need to select Blue Screen under Find and fix other problems. Select the fix that is recommended and then, Close the troubleshooter.

    •  Scan the system for corrupted system files

    Next, you can try to scan your system for errors using the System File Checker.

    For this, you will have to run “sfc /scannow” from the Command Prompt.

    •  Scan Hard Disk for errors
      Run ChkDsk. In an elevated command prompt, you could run the following to check and repair disk errors on your C drive:
      chkdsk c: /f /r

    •  Update Device Drivers

      You could update your drivers and see if that helps you. If it does not, then you may visit the manufacturer’s website, search for the driver and download and install it.
      If the error appeared after you updated a driver, maybe you need to roll back the driver and see if that helps.
    • Try Disabling OneDrive

      This issue can be encountered due to the fact that OneDrive is the culprit in the background.
      So, first of all, you will have to disable OneDrive from starting when Windows boots up. For that, open Task Manager.
      To do that you can hit the CTRL + Shift + Esc or just right click on the Taskbar and click on Task Manager. Now, click on More Details on the bottom left portion of the Task Manager window.
      Now, navigate to the tab labeled as StartupSelect Microsoft OneDrive and then click on Disable.
      In case, you use Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise, there are some additional measures that you can take to ensure that OneDrive is disabled permanently.
      Start by hitting the WINKEY + R button combination to start the Run box and type in gpedit.msc and then finally hit Enter.
      Now, navigate to the following path inside the Group Policy Editor-
      Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive
       Now Double-click on the configuration listing named as Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage to open the configuration page.
      The Description of that page reads,
      This policy setting lets you prevent apps and features from working with files on OneDrive.
      If you enable this policy setting:
      * Users can’t access OneDrive from the OneDrive app and file picker.
      * Windows Store apps can’t access OneDrive using the WinRT API.
      * OneDrive doesn’t appear in the navigation pane in File Explorer.
      * OneDrive files aren’t kept in sync with the cloud.
      * Users can’t automatically upload photos and videos from the camera roll folder.
      If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, apps and features can work with OneDrive file storage.
      Now, select the Enabled radio button. Then click on Apply and then click on OK.
      Please let us know if any of these potential fixes help in resolving you PFN_LIST_CORRUPT Blue Screen.


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