Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool Tutorial

Memory is an important part of the operating systems where temporary data is stored in the system memory or RAM. The reliability or stability of the memory is important to work with. In some cases, memory can be unstable which should be diagnosed properly. Windows operating system provides the Memory Diagnostcs Tool which is used to diagnose and find memory defects. In this tutorial, we examine how to open and use the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool.

Open Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

The Windows Memory Diagnostics tools can be opened easily by using the Start Menu. Just type memory diagnostics which lists the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool.

Start Modes for Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

When the Windows Memory Tool is started the following welcome screen is displayed. There is two option for memory diagnostics. The Restart now and check for problems option is the default and recommended option where the memory check starts immediately. The Check for problems te next time I start my computer is used the make memory check later when the computer started next time.

Start Modes for Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool Test Process

After the Windows operating system restarts the Memory diagnostics process starts and the following screen is displayed. The following screen provides information about the memory diagnostic. The test pass information is provided with the percentage of completion. Also, the overall status is displayed as a percentage. The status information is displayed with the yellow characters and information about the overal status is provided.

Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool Test Process

Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool Options

The Windows Memory Diagnostics tool provides 3 testing options or features. This is called as Test Mix . Generally, these 3 options provide the range of the test. After selecting the test mix it can be applied with the F10 key which is described below.

Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool Options

Basic Memory Diagnostics Option

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Standard Memory Diagnostics Option

Extended Memory Diagnostics Option

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