Check Computer Memory Problems Using Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

It is always better check for any possible memory defects on your computers and laptops before showing Random Access Memory error symptoms. Windows has an inbuilt tool to detect any possible RAM issues on your computer. This inbuilt device is called Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. It checks for possible Random Access Memory problems on your computer and which will help you to report the issue successfully to hardware manufacturers. In case if Windows detects any issues with RAM while running, it will automatically open Memory Diagnostic Tool and let the user to run it. You can also run this feature manually to ensure there is no problems with RAM modules on your PC.

How to Start Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Manually

To run this feature manually to check possible RAM problems on your computer, follow the steps below.
  1. Go to Control Panel and select view by large icons

  2. Click Administrative Tool
    Check your system for any possible buffering problems

  3. Click Windows Memory Diagnostic
    Windows Diagnostic tool

  4. Double Click on it and now you will get an option to run Windows Diagnostic Tool to check for your computer RAM problems.
    Procedure to Open Microsoft Inbuilt tool

    1. Click Restart now and check for problems to start Windows Memory Diagnostic tool and check for issues with RAM on your computer. It may take a few minutes to complete the procedure and ensure that you have saved all current works on your computer.

    2. Click Check for problems the next time I start my computer if you do not have enough time to run the diagnostic tool now. Next time when you start your computer, it will start automatically.

Running Diagnostic Tool On Your Laptop

Windows Diagnostic Tool check RAM by two phase test. It may take a little bit time to complete the entire procedure and you will be notified in case OS detects any issues.
  1. Click F1 to get options and [Esc] to cancel the procedure.
    How do you know if your laptop has RAM problems

  2. In options you can set the tool to run in three different modes.
    i. Basic Memory Check
    ii. Standard Memory Check
    iii. Extended Memory check
    Check any RAM errors on your laptop

    Select the mode you want to check for memory errors and click [F10] to apply it.

By Windows Diagnostic tool we can test any possible memory corruption on a computer. What we will do in case we face issues with data stored on a disc ? In that case we may follow the steps provided in the link below.
Data Error - Can't Read from Disc- Cyclic Redundancy Check

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Anand said...

Thanks for sharing this tip to detect memory corruptions

BiYaGo said...

I know this, but thanks for sharing :)

Alex said...

Thanks for your comments Anand and BiYaGo.