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How to Run Memory Diagnostics on Windows 10 & 11

RAM, also known as Memory is an important part of your system. Any errors or glitches will cause system stability issues such as random crashes, BSoD errors, slowness, etc. To help you identify and troubleshoot these issues, Windows includes a memory diagnostic tool. Using it, you can quickly identify any errors with your memory modules. Even if you’re not currently experiencing issues, running a memory check can be part of your regular maintenance to make sure everything is working as it should. In this article, we’ll show you how to run the memory diagnostics. Let’s get started.

Steps to Run Memory Diagnostics on Windows

1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.

2. Enter mdsched.exe in the Run dialog box and click OK.

type mdsched.exe and click ok

3. In the Windows Memory Diagnostic window, click the Restart now and check for problems option.

click restart now

Note: If you don’t want to run diagnostics right away, select the Check for problems the next time I start my computer option. That way, the diagnostics will run automatically on the next restart.

4. As soon as you select the option, your system will restart and run the memory diagnostics. Wait for the diagnostic scan to complete. As the scan is running, you can see any problems found under the Status section.

memory diagnostics running

Once completed, your system will automatically restart.

Open Memory Diagnostics Results

After performing memory diagnostics, the results are available in Event Viewer. Here’s how to find and view the memory diagnostics results.

1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start menu.

2. In the Start menu, search and open Event Viewer.

3. Navigate to Windows Logs > System in the Event Viewer.

open event viewer and go to Windows logs and then to system

4. Now, click on Action on the top bar and select Find. You can also press Ctrl + F.

click action and then find

5. Type memorydiagnostic in the find window and click Find Next.

search for memory diagnostic and click find next

6. The Event Viewer will highlight the Memory Diagnostics Tool’s results in the System log. These entries typically have MemoryDiagnostic in the source column. Find the recent entry and double-click on it.

memory diagnostics logs in event viewer

7. Navigate to the Detail tab and you will see the memory diagnostic scan results. In my case, there are no errors. If there are any, you will see them highlighted in the log file.

memory diagnostic results in event viewer

And there you have it! It’s that simple to run memory diagnostics to check for RAM errors and see the diagnostic results. If you have any questions, comment below and we’ll help.

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