How to Diagnose Memory Problems on Computer?

memory problemComputer Memory or Hard disk and RAM become creepy because of random failures. This are annoying technical glitches and annoying pieces of hardware. Lets dig deeper and uncover every bit of computer`s memory. Before that lets make sure if you`re computer really have memory problem.

How to know if your computer has a memory problem?

Usually OS detects such kind of problem by itself and displays a notification. In Windows a notification will ask to run Memory Diagnostic tool.

Start Here

When you get such notification in windows click on the window and run the Memory Diagnostic Tool which will require choosing from two options.

  • You can restart your computer and run the tool immediately
  • You can restart the computer now and run the tool latter.

Choose the first option to start the diagnostic immediately. Before that don`t forget to save all your unfinished work and close all the tabs on Windows Explorer. Windows will automatically start the process when you restart your computer. You can see the status of the process. Once the process is finished, your computer will restart automatically.

Understanding Results

You`ll get either no error or error messages once the process is finished. If you find any error messages you`ll need to contact your computer or memory manufacturer to fix the problem.

Advanced options for running the Memory Diagnostics Tool

Recommend practice is to let the Memory Diagnostics Tool run automatically. But you can run it manually also. However, advanced users might want to adjust the tool’s settings. Here’s how:

  1. When the Memory Diagnostics Tool starts, press F1.
  2. You can adjust the following settings:
    • Test mix.Choose what type of test you want to run: BasicStandard, or Extended. The choices are described in the tool.
    • Choose the cache setting you want for each test: DefaultOn, or Off.
    • Pass count.Type the number of times you want to repeat the test.
  3. Press F10 to start the test.

To run the Memory Diagnostics Tool manually

If the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool doesn’t run automatically, you can run it manually.

  1. Open Memory Diagnostics Tool by clicking the Start And then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type Memory, and then click Diagnose your computer’s memory problems.‌ If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. Choose when to run the tool.

That’s all about running Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows.