System hacks: a variety of ways to actively call the memory diagnostics

The Windows 10 Memory Diagnostics are generally run passively. When a memory error occurs during system operation, Windows will automatically identify the error and pop up a memory diagnostic dialog box asking for a choice (Figure 1). In fact, in addition to the system automatically asking for this detection, usually, we can also actively invoke the memory diagnostics in a variety of ways. So, how to achieve active invocation?


1. Invoke the same command in different windows

First of all, you can use the “Run” dialog box. Press Win+R to launch the Run box, type the command mdsched and enter to bring up the memory checker.

For those who are used to using Command Prompt or PowerShell, you can execute the above command from a Command Prompt or PowerShell window with administrator privileges (Figure 2).


2. Call through the system search function

Click the search button on the taskbar, then type “mdsched”, and in the auto-match results, click “Memory Diagnostic Tools” or ” Windows Memory Diagnostic Tools” to open the memory detection program (Figure 3). In fact, when the first two letters md are entered, the “Memory Diagnostic Tools” option will already appear among the many search results.


3. Invoked through System Settings or Control Panel

In the Windows Settings application, it is difficult to find the memory detection tool by clicking on it. In this case, you can enter the keyword “memory” in its search box and select “Diagnose memory problems on your computer” from the intelligent auto-match results to launch the memory detection program (Figure 4).


In addition, we can also use the Control Panel to invoke the memory detection program. First, search for “Control Panel” through the “Start” menu or the search button, enter the Control Panel window, switch to the small icon view, click and select “Administrative Tools”, and then double-click “Windows Memory Diagnostics” in the Then double-click “Windows Memory Diagnostics” in the Management Tools list window to start the memory detection program (Figure 5).


Tip: In earlier versions of Windows 10, you can launch the memory detection tool through the Windows Accessories or System Tools group in the Start menu, and find Administrative Tools.

Finally, it should be noted that the memory detection program cannot be executed immediately in the current system environment, either automatically or manually, but only after the system is restarted by selecting “Reboot Now” or “Next Boot”.


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