The blog of Windows Wally, a Windows Support Technician helping common people solve frustrating computer problems.

How To Fix The Dirty_Mapped_Pages_Congestion Error

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I have been seeing this blue screen error for a few days “ DIRTY_MAPPED_PAGES_CONGESTION “. How do I get rid of it?“- Adam J., New Zealand

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: The Dirty_mapped_pages_congestion is a blue screen error that causes the computer to crash and restart. When you see this error for the first time, you might not know what to do, but don’t worry. You should be able to fix it after reading these instructions.


The computer crashes and shows a blue screen with the error Dirty_mapped_pages_congestion, also known as STOP 0x000000EB.



The Dirty_mapped_pages_congestion error causes the file system driver to malfunction, which causes the software to stop working. This error is usually caused by the storage driver.


Here are some ways to fix the Dirty_mapped_pages_congestion error:

Remove The Suspected Software

Since this error involves software application issues, you will need to uninstall any recent software you may have installed. Chances are, that software is the culprit. You can uninstall software from Windows by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + X > Programs and Features
    DIRTY_MAPPED_PAGES_CONGESTION - Windows Key + X - Programs and Features -- Windows Wally
  2. In the Programs and Features window, find the name of the software you installed recently and double-click it to start the process of uninstalling it.
  3. You can sort programs by the Installed On column to find the latest installed software.
    DIRTY_MAPPED_PAGES_CONGESTION - Programs and Features -- Windows Wally

Clean The Computer’s Registry 

After uninstalling the suspected program(s) clean the computer’s registry to get rid of the error. This can be done easily by using any trusted registry cleaner like WinThruster. After cleaning the registry, you can update device drivers and fix anything that is left.

Try Updating System Drivers To Fix The Error

The Dirty_mapped_pages_congestion error should be fixed when you update all device drivers to their recent versions. You can do this by installing the drivers manually or automatically. Manual installation involves going to the manufacturer’s website and downloading device drivers from there. Automatic installation involves using software like DriverDoc to download and install the drivers for you. It takes less time than the manual method.

Clean Viruses From The Computer

The Dirty_mapped_pages_congestion error can result from viruses as well. This can happen if the anti-virus database is outdated. Update its database or install an anti-virus if you don’t already have one installed on the computer. Avast and AVG are two free options.

I Hope You Liked This Blog Article! If You Need Additional Support on This Issue Then Please Don’t Hesitate To Contact Me On Facebook.

Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

Wally's Answer Rating

Quick Solution (How fast can you do it?)
Easy Solution (How easy is it?)
Beginner-Friendly (Recommended for beginners?)

Summary: Every Windows Wally blog post is evaluated on these three criteria. The average of all three elements determines an "Overall Rating" for each blog post.


Overall Rating

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

About the Author

Windows Wally is a helpful guy. It’s just in his nature. It’s why he started a blog in the first place. He heard over and over how hard it was to find simple, plain-English solutions to Windows troubleshooting problems on the Internet. Enter: Windows Wally. Ask away, and he will answer.