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.
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 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.
Basic Memory Diagnostics Option
Standard Memory Diagnostics Option
Extended Memory Diagnostics Option