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A Guide to the ATTEMPTED EXECUTE OF NOEXECUTE MEMORY Blue Screen of Death Error

The “ATTEMPTED EXECUTE OF NOEXECUTE MEMORY” BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error appears during the initialization of the operating system when a device driver attempts to execute a program from a non-executable area of the memory. The operating system has pre-defined areas in the memory for storing data, which is the non-executable portion, and the executable area where programs are allowed to run. In this BSOD error, a faulty driver has attempted to run a program from the non-executable section of the memory, which resulted to system shutdown to maintain the security and stability of the computer. An error in the RAM (Random Access Memory) can also cause this BSOD error.

This BSOD error is also known as “ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY” and “Windows STOP 0x000000FC“. It displays an error message that informs the user that the shutdown is implemented to prevent damage to the system, and may appear as:


You can fix the “ATTEMPTED EXECUTE OF NOEXECUTE MEMORY” BSOD error by RAM (Random Access Memory) for corrupted files and errors. You can do this by using a memory testing software or by using Windows Memory diagnostic tool. To do this, click on the Start Menu, type mdsched.exe in the dialog box, and press ENTER. You will be prompted by the program to choose the options for checking the RAM, and the progress of the memory check will be shown on the screen. If an error is detected, you have to replace the faulty RAM.

To resolve the BSOD error that may be due to a faulty device driver, check from official download sites if the installed device driver is the latest version, particularly for chipsets and video devices. If not, you can update the driver, or uninstall the faulty driver and replace it with an updated version.

Maintaining the operating software updated helps in preventing BSOD errors. You have to install the latest software updates from Windows, including those that are non-critical to the system. To do this, use your Web browser to access Windows Update and manually install programs by following the instructions and prompts.

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