How to fix The Memory Management Error in Windows 10 explained

The Memory Management Error is a fairly common error in the Windows 10 operating system. However, it is usually possible to find out its causes and to eliminate them. If you are faced with a blue screen of death, the most important thing is not to panic. In this article, we will tell you how to fix this error with the help of certain steps.

How to run Windows 10 in Safe Mode

As a first step, you should try to run Windows 10 in Safe Mode without any third-party services or programs in the autostart. This will allow you to find out if any third-party programs are causing the error. If the memory management error stops, you’ll know that it’s not a hardware issue, but a software issue, such as a patch in an update or a driver issue. If the problem still occurs, you may need to replace the faulty hardware. In order to do this, you have to follow these steps:

  • Press Win+R on your keyboard, type msconfig in the window and press Enter;
  • Click the Boot tab at the top of the screen;
  • Select Safe Boot;
  • Choose Minimal from the list of boot options.

If the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error no longer appears after rebooting, one of the programs in the autostart or some third-party service seems to be the cause. You can try switching items on one or more at a time until the problem occurs again to find out exactly what caused it and then decide whether to remove that third-party software or take other action.

How to run Windows Memory Diagnostic

The Windows Memory Diagnostic tool will test the SDRAM and report any problems found. This step should use Safe Mode to prevent the BSOD problems you encountered. This requirement, however, is after confirming that your PC was working correctly in Safe Mode. If you want to run the Window Memory Diagnostic, you have to follow these steps:

  • Press Windows + R and type mdsched, then press Enter or OK;
  • Select Restart Now and check for problems and run a test for SDRAM problems.

After restarting, you will get a report indicating if you have a memory problem.

How to run SFC Scanner

The SFC Scanner detects various problems on your system, and running it solves memory management problems for some people. Again, this step should also be performed in Safe Mode. If you want to run SFC Scanner, you have to follow these steps:

  • Type cmd in the search box, then click Run as administrator in the right sidebar for Command Prompt;
  • When the Command Prompt opens, type sfc/scannow without quotes and press Enter.

SFC Scanner will now scan your system for disk errors that need to be fixed. Even if it finds nothing, some users have found that their computers work better after a full scan.

How to update Graphics Card drivers

One of the reasons for a memory management error in Windows 10 could be your graphics card drivers being outdated or not working. If you are not using the latest driver version, try installing the newest one available. 

If you have already installed the latest drivers, try the “uninstall/reinstall” method. Sometimes it happens that a driver is broken or corrupted, but remains undetected. The necessary drivers depend on your graphics card, of course. Windows 10 will be able to tell you which graphics card is installed on your system, but it will probably be an Intel integrated graphics card or something from Nvidia or AMD. External graphics cards have more memory than built-in graphics and are more vulnerable to overheating.

If these steps do not help you to solve the error, you can try to contact a specialist so that he or she will surely find and solve the problem.

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