System tips: use the Windows 10 memory diagnostic tool

Because of the varying quality of memory sticks, coupled with the great randomness of compatibility with various motherboards or hardware, system problems caused by memory are also very common. Many of the frequent computer crashes, unexplained reboots or blue screens are often related to memory problems. To perform a memory fault check, you can use the memory diagnostic tool that comes with the system.

Select the “Windows Management Tools” group in the “Start” menu program list and expand it to find the “Windows Memory Diagnostics” program. In addition, you can also directly call “Memory Diagnostics” through Cortana and select “Windows Memory Diagnostics Desktop Application” to launch the memory diagnostics program (Figure 1).

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The memory diagnostic program cannot be run immediately in the current Windows environment, because checking the memory for problems can cause the computer to lose information or stop working, so the system uses “reboot and check immediately” and “check automatically after next reboot”. The system uses two ways to run the program: “restart and check immediately” and “check automatically after next restart”. At this moment, if you want to run the function immediately, you can choose “Restart and check the problem immediately (recommended)” to run the program after saving the work data; if the work at hand cannot be suspended, you need to choose “Check the problem when you start the computer next time ” (Figure 2).

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The automatic memory check performed after the computer boots up is done in two stages, with the stage progress percentage displayed on the screen and the detected problems shown below. If you wish to change the test method, you can press the function key F1 and then choose between 3 modes: Basic, Standard and Extended, which are more stringent from front to back.

To view the memory test results, after checking and officially starting Windows, open the event viewer by typing eventvwr in the “Run” box, navigate to “Windows Logs→System” and click on the “Filter Current Logs” item in the right pane. Click the “Filter Current Logs” item in the right pane and check “MemoryDiagnostics-Results” in the drop-down list to filter all memory diagnostic results logs. Double-click any result to view the details (Figure 3).

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Tip.

If you find that the memory checker automatically appears every time you start your computer, and the system seems to be running without any problems, you can use the “Task Scheduler” under “Administrative Tools” in the “Task Scheduler Library “Find the MemoryDiagnostic item under “Microsoft→Windows” and expand it, right-click on the two items under it and select “Disable” to disable it (Figure 4).

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