Windows 10 Memory Diagnostic Tool


This article explains how to start the Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10. The Memory Diagnostic Tool is used to verify and test the RAM. It is started for checking RAM for any faults while working on your system. It helps you to determine if any problem is occurring due to hardware failure including RAM, motherboard, and others. This process is done by running a set of tests. The Memory Diagnostic Tool displays the reports of any hardware memory component failure.
Windows 10 includes its own Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to check if your computer has memory problems.
In this Windows 10 article, we walk you through the steps to use the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to find out if you have a faulty memory stick.

How to Start Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10

Using these steps requires you to restart your computer, so make sure to save any files you may have open and close any running applications before proceeding. Here goes.
Step 1
Open Control Panel.
Step 2
Click on System and Security.
Step 3
Click on Administrative Tools.
Step 4
Double-click the "Windows Memory Diagnostic" shortcut.
Step 5
Click the "Restart now and check for problems" option (The tool also offers an option to schedule a test in the next reboot).
Once your computer reboots, it will start in the Windows Memory Diagnostics environment, and the tests will kick in the Standard mode right away. In this mode, the tool will run all the scans available in the Basic mode.

Checking Test Results

While you can see the status during the scan process, as soon as the test completes your computer will restart automatically, and you'll need to use the Event Viewer to see the test results to find out whether you have a bad RAM module or not.
Step 1
Open Start.
Step 2
Search for "eventvwr.exe" and press enter to open "Event Viewer".
Step 3
Expand the Windows Logs folder.
Step 4
Right-click System, and click on Find.
Step 5
Type "MemoryDiagnostics-Results" in Find Window, and click on the "Find Next" button to proceed.
Step 6
On Event Viewer, double-click the "MemoryDiagnostics-Results" source, and see the message. If the result reads "The Windows Memory Diagnostic tested the computer's memory and detected no errors," then you can discard memory as the root of the problem.
If the result shows one or more errors, you can try running an extended memory test, and re-check the results. If you continue to see at least one error, one of the RAM modules probably has problems, and it may need to be replaced.


By following the above steps, the Memory Diagnostic Tool can be run in Windows 10 and you can check whether the memory has a problem or not.
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