'PFN_LIST_CORRUPT' Windows Error

'PFN_LIST_CORRUPT' is a serious error encountered on Windows systems. Seeing this error means that the user also has been presented with the dreaded BSoD (Blue Screen of Death). BSoD signifies a critical issue that has stopped the entire system from operating. This often leads to a reboot of the PC and inadvertent loss of all unsaved progress. Despite its nature, users still have some options when it comes to resolving this issue. Explore the suggestions below and see if they will be able to fix the 'PFN_LIST_CORRUPT' Windows error.

Update drivers and the Windows OS

OS updates often carry fixes for known hardware and software problems that cause BSoD errors. In addition, updates usually contain stability and security improvements so it is generally recommended to keep your Windows as up-to-date as possible. Keep in mind that driver incompatibilities also could result in 'PFN_LIST_CORRUPT' and other BSoD errors. Users may need to visit the official websites of their hardware manufacturers and check if any newer driver versions have been released. 

Run the BSOD Troubleshooter 

Depending on your Windows 10 version, you might have access to a built-in BSoD troubleshooter that could help resolve the problem.

  1. Open 'Settings' and go to 'Update & Security.'
  2. From the left pane, select 'Troubleshoot.'
  3. Locate the 'Blue Screen' troubleshooter, select it, and click on 'Run the troubleshooter.'
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process.

Run an SFC scan

  1. Type command prompt in the search field on the Taskbar.
  2. Right-click the top result and pick 'Run as administrator' or select the option from the ones listed on the right.
  3. In the Command Prompt window, type the sfc /scannow command and press Enter on your keyboard.
  4. Wait for the process to be completed.
  5. Close Command Prompt and reboot the system.
  6. Check if the 'PFN_LIST_CORRUPT' Windows error has been fixed.

Run DISM

  1. Type command prompt in the search field on the Taskbar.
  2. Right-click the top result and pick 'Run as administrator' or select the option from the ones listed on the right.
  3. In the Command Prompt window, type the DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command and press Enter on your keyboard.
  4. Wait for the scan to finish and restart the system.

Check the hard drive for issues

  1. Restart the system while holding the Shift key.
  2. From the Advanced Startup, select 'Troubleshoot.'
  3. Pick 'Advanced Options.'
  4. Open 'Command Prompt.'
  5. In the Command Prompt window enter the following commands and press Enter after each one:

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bootrec.exe /fixboot 

  1. You also may need to run an additional chkdsk scan. To do so, you will need to know the diver letters for the hard drive partitions you wish to scan. For example, type the chkdsk /r c: and chkdsk /r d: commands and press Enter after each one.
  2. Restart the system.