In this article Windows 8 Provides the use of
Diagnostic Tools in your Computer running in Windows 8 Operating System. Memory
Diagnostic Tool is used to verify and test RAM (Random Access Memory) for any
faults. Diagnostic Tool helps you to identify if any problems found due to
hardware failure Such as RAM, Motherboard and other circuit and it is done by
running set of tests. Memory diagnostic tool provides you by displaying the
reports if there is any hardware memory component failure. Windows 8 find the a
memory error and Operating System kicks in the memory Diagnostic Tool to
systematically test your Computer's memory for errors. Diagnostic Tool cannot
run from within Windows and you must restart your computer and allow the tool to
run before Windows 8 loads. Memory failed is one of the most common causes of
the Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). you want getting an unexplained BSOD
and your computer's RAM may be the cause Memory (RAM) can become corrupted and
not work properly. If the Memory Diagnostics Tool detects errors, contact your
computer or memory manufacturer for more information.
Basically, a replacement is needed to fix the
problem, But before you replace your hardware, you should use the Windows Memory
Diagnostic tool. Diagnostic tool is available in windows 8 as Windows Vista and
Seven. The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on
your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive set of memory
tests. If you are experiencing problems while running Windows, you can use the
diagnostic to determine whether the problems are caused by failing hardware,
such as RAM or the memory system of your motherboard. Windows Memory Diagnostic
is designed to be easy and fast. No matter which version of the tool you use,
the tool starts to check your computer's memory after your computer reboots. The
tool does three different memory checks and two passes. After both passes are
completed, the computer restarts and Windows will boot again. If the Memory
Diagnostics Tool detects problems with your computer's memory, contact your
computer or memory manufacturer for information about fixing the problem. If the
Memory Diagnostics Tool does not find any errors, you'll get a message that no
errors were found.
When you are received a notification about a
possible memory problem, click the notification and choose between two options
for run the Memory Diagnostics Tool.
- You can restart your computer and run the tool immediately.
- You can restart your computer and run the tool later.
If you choose restart your Computer and run the
Tool immediately and make sure that your work is completely saved and close all
running programs. The Memory Diagnostic tool will run automatically when you
restart Windows. It might take several minutes for checking the Computer memory.
While the memory Diagnostic tool runs, you will look a progress bar for the
status of test. If test is done, Windows will restart automatically. If the tool
detects errors, you should contact your computer manufacturer for information
about fixing them, since memory errors usually indicate a problem with the
memory chips in your computer or other hardware problem.
Advanced Option For Running the Memory
The memory Diagnostics Tool run automatically
and the advanced might want to adjust the Tool settings. These are given below.
1. When the Memory Diagnostics Tool
starts, press F1.
2. You can adjust the following
- Test mix choose what type of test you want to run Basic, Standard and Extended. The choices are described in the Tool.
- Cache Choose the Cache setting you want for each test like as Default, On or Off.
- Pass Count You want to repeat the steps type the number of times.
3. Press F10 to start the test.
Steps to start Memory Diagnostic Tool in
Step 1 : Click on Start to open Windows
8 Metro UI screen and then select CONTROL PANEL as shown below.
Step 2 : You moved the cursor on the
right bottom and can search the Control Panel and Click and Open the Control
Step 3 : Select the System and Security
in the Control Panel.
Step 4 : Open the Administrator Tool, it
is the last option under System and Security.
Step 5 : In the administrative tools
window opened you have a show list of options from which click open the 'Windows
Step 6 : Now you can see the option to
check the memory errors and click the 'Restart now and check for problem'
option, before that saved any unsaved work running your PC.
Step 7 : Once you select to restart, the
windows memory diagnostic tool starts checking and restarts automatically
displaying the result.