How to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10

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edited June 2021 in Software

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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