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Here is how to deal with Pfn_list_corrupt in Windows 10

In this article you will find out:

  • how to deal with this issue
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

Usually, the stop code pfn_list_corrupt refers to a blue screen of death error, as a result, your computer is unable to process any tasks. In general, the PFN database is full of a list that is used to find the locations of all system files and the PFN cannot handle any task. However, thanks to this article, there are steps you can take to deal with this situation.

Remove corrupted apps

Antivirus software as well as some other programs can create this problem. If you notice that bsod pfn list is corrupt immediately after installing an application, you should uninstall it. You can uninstall the program using the Programs and Features application. As for the antivirus application, you can remove it using the instructions provided on the manufacturer's website or using a special third-party uninstaller.

Work with Registry

If the problem is not with malicious applications, you may have a corrupted registry. In this case, scan or delete the registries that appear to be invalid. The easiest way to do this is to use special free tools that can be found on the Internet. You can also do it yourself by running "automatic repair", "update" and "reset".


The next step is to run the BSOD troubleshooter. It can be found in Settings, then click Update & Security and select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left. BSOD is present in the right pane, you should simply click on "Run the troubleshooter '' and continue following the instructions to complete the process.


To fix PFN list corruption issues with Windows stop code, you can run SFC command to check and scan all files and replace corrupted ones. To do this, right-click "Start" and open CMD (Command Line Administrator) to enter the command "sfc / scannow". Press the Enter key, wait and restart your computer when the process is over. Next, see if the computer is working properly. If not, run the following DISM scanImage (DeploymentServicing and Management). This tool is designed for network administrators to redeploy the system image and helps to solve the problem of a corrupted PFN list.

To run this utility in a standard way, do the following:

  • Open a command prompt and copy + paste this command: "DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth '' into the command line.
  • Wait for the complete scan and try logging in again.

If you have a problem with the internet connection, try running this utility from the installation media:

  • Insert the Windows installation media,open CMD as you did in the previous method, and then copy + paste the commands “dism / online / cleanup-image / scan health "," Dism / online / cleanup-image / restorehealth ", " DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 / LimitAccess ".
  • After The process is complete, check whether the problem persists "blue screen pfn list corrupt".

Use antivirus

The presence of viruses or malware can also harm you and cause a blue screen of death error. A reliable and proven antivirus program will be able to scan your system for viruses and remove them successfully. It may take some time, and in general, it is recommended to do such checks regularly to keep your operating system safe.

Disable cloud services

Any cloud application can be a possible cause of the PFN List Corrupt error. You should at least temporarily disable Microsoft OneDrive, you can do this as follows:

  • Press Windows Key + S and enter "Group Policy" and select "Change Group Policy"
  • In the Local Group Policy Editor, select Local Computer Policy
  • Then click Computer Configuration
  • Click Administrative Templates
  • Open Windows Components
  • Finally, select OneDrive then click on "Prevent the use of OneDrive for storing files" and save the changes.


You can repair corrupted system files using the sfc/scannow command: Press Windows Key + R and enter command prompt.

Enter sfc/scannow and wait a few minutes to fix any corrupted system files.

Work with disk

Also, check your hard disk for errors and bad sectors as follows:

Restart your computer and hold down the Shift key to open Advanced Boot. From the suggested results, select Troubleshoot, and then go to the Advanced options section.

Next, select "Command Prompt" and enter three commands:

"bootrec.exe / rebuildbcd", press Enter.

"bootrec.exe / fixmbr", press Enter.

"bootrec.exe / fixboot", press Enter.

Then run the commands "chkdsk": "chkdsk / rc:" and "chkdsk / rd:" (enter the correct drive letter).

Next, restart your computer to see if the problem is resolved.

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