Use Win­dows Mem­o­ry Diag­nos­tics Tool to Check For Mem­o­ry Problems

Himanshu Yadav

Problems related to memory in Windows could lead to errors and crashes. While Windows’ inbuilt memory diagnostics tool automatically prompts for testing when it detects a memory issue, sometimes it is better to perform the test manually in case you suspect that a memory issue is hampering the functioning of your PC.

How To Perform Memory Test Manually

Here is a step by step process to manually initiate the memory diagnostics test in Windows.

Step 1: Press start button. Click on Control Panel.

Step 2: Click and open Administrative Tools.

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Step 3: Now click on Memory Diagnostic tool.

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Step 4. It will open a Memory Diagnostic tool window. You will find two options:

  • Restart now and check for problems.
  • Schedule the checkup to find problem when next time you start your computer .

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Select the recommended option “Restart now and check for problems”. Your computer will restart immediately and a screen will appear as shown in screenshot below. Memory diagnostic tool will check your computer for memory problems. Depending upon various factors, it could take a few minutes to an hour to complete the test.

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After completion of test your computer will start normally. You will get a notification by Memory diagnostic tool that “No memory errors were detected”  if the tool did not find any memory errors.

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If the memory diagnostics test finds any errors then the best thing you could do is contact your computer manufacturer regarding the same.

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