How to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10 — Micro Center

How to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10

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If you are worried about possible RAM issues, the Memory Diagnostic Tool will check the RAM in your computer for errors. This process is built into Windows and can be a helpful checkup for possible RAM issues. 


Here is how to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10:

 

1.   Press the Windows key on your keyboard and the letter R at the same time to open the Run window. Type mdsched.exe and press OK.



2. Windows Memory Diagnostic will open with two options for scanning:

The first option is Restart now and check for problems if you want to run the scan immediately. 
The second option is Check for problems the next time I start my computer if you want to run the scan later after a restart.


 

3.   When the computer restarts, the Memory Diagnostic will automatically start. When the diagnostic completes the system will restart again. 


 

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