Diagnosing Windows Memory Errors

Certain computer memory errors are simple to recognize. On the other hand, some go undetected. Sometimes computer displays the screen with error code and sometimes it does not.

There is a really nice diagnostic attribute in both Windows Vista and Windows 7, which allows you to recognize and fix memory issues. Several third party utility applications also assist in determining and fixing the memory issues. Whenever your system shows a memory problem, then there might be issue with your memory chip, or simply it can be a hardware problem.

Memory Diagnostic Tools:

Window Vista and Window 7 both comes with the built in Memory Diagnostic tools. This tool generally arises each time when memory problem is identified quietly in the background. If you want to run Memory Diagnostic Tool manually, Click > Start > Control Panel > Search Box > Type “mdsched.exe” or memory > Click > “Diagnose your computer’s memory problems” > then select the time for running Memory Diagnostic Tool.

Always remember that while running this tool your computer will restart. Therefore, it is advisable that you will save all your running programs. In case you are using Windows XP, any reliable third party utility tool can be helpful.

Types of Memory Errors

Memory errors might be categorized in three parts, which are as follows. First, one is data corruption that is generally depicted by missing system files and data loss. The next is computer memory error, and in this error computer is not able to detect the memory installed on it. The last is computer memory boot failure, which makes a system beep and you might even get an overall blank screen. In case you are receiving only beep, you should check motherboard manual for beep codes meaning.

The inbuilt diagnostic tool and windows 7 and Vista is a very handy tool that can help us in troubleshooting many memories related issues without having to install any third party software applications. Although hardware problems require technical assistance and replacing the parts, it does prove to be very helpful when there are windows related memory issues.