If you're on Windows, every once in a while, you are faced with some errors in the operating system. While some may be easy to resolve, others may require you to go through a variety of solutions to get the problem solved. One of the errors that many people using Windows 10 dread is the memory management error and the “blue screen of death” or BSOD. You may have to go through different solutions to get this error resolved.
Memory management in an operating system refers to how memory is allocated and located. This system helps to allocate each item to different parts of the computer memory. This also helps to locate the items that you have saved on the computer. It is also used for moving different processes between the main memory and the disk.
Whether the memory is free or has some process in it, the management system can track every portion of your computer memory. An error in this can halt your work. But the good news is that there are ways you can solve the problem. Through this article, you will see the different ways in which the issue can be resolved.
Using the Safe Mode to Access Windows
There may be incidents when you can’t access Windows in the usual manner. Without accessing Windows, you cannot use any of the methods to resolve the issue. In such cases when you can’t access normally, you can use the safe mode.
For many reasons, you may have to use the safe mode. In this mode, the system will only start with limited functions. Only the programs that are required to run the OS will function.
In Windows 10 you can use multiple methods to start in safe mode. You can use the settings to go to the safe mode. You can also use the log-in screen to go to the safe mode by using Power – Restart route.
Shutting down the computer by pressing the power button three times will also take you to the recovery screen. Once you have accessed Windows 10 using any of the three ways then you can start resolving the problem using any of the methods.
1. Solve the Problem with Memory Diagnostic Tool
The Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool is a good way to resolve the BSOD issue in Windows 10. This is an excellent way to check the problem if you doubt that your RAM may be the cause. This free tool will help you to do a complete memory test. It is also a tool that is very easy to use. In the search, the area looks for the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. You will find that is showing in the results. Select the tool from the results.
Once this tool opens you will have an option named “Restart now and check for problems”. Click on the option. Once the computer starts again it will tell you if there is an issue with your memory. If there is trouble you may need to change your defective RAM and replace it with a new one.
2. Using the Systems File Checker
In the event of memory management error in Windows 10, the use of a system file checker or the SFC scan command has been used effectively to resolve the issue. This command can be used to check systems files and see if there are any corrupted ones. Once the tool finds a corrupted file, it will automatically replace the same with a cached copy in the Windows operating system folder. This method will solve issues with the protected Windows files.
From the start button, you must select the "Command Prompt (Admin)" option and type "sfc /scannow” and “Enter”. Remember to leave a space between “sfc” and the slash. The program will run through all the system files and correct the errors. It will take some time for the process to complete. You can then reboot the computer.
3. Remove Software that Interferes with Existing Programs
Sometimes the BSOD problem can be because a software program that you installed in the near past may be interfering with the working of existing software. You can then disable the new software and try if the problem is solved.
4. Check for Old Device Drivers
The problem of memory management error may be due to device drivers that have not been updated. You must then update the drivers on the PC. It is better to do the job using a tool meant for the purpose instead of doing it manually. This will avoid delay and also prevent the installation of a driver which may not be the right one or which may further complicate the problem. Your memory management error can become worse.
These tools help you in easily solving the problem. Once you have downloaded the tool you can get it to scan your computer for old or faulty drivers. Once the defective drivers are identified you can get the tool to "repair" the system.
The driver updating tool will automatically install the right drivers for your computer. Though there is an option to update any old version of the driver, it is better to keep the working ones as they are. You must then restart the computer for the changes to take effect. Such tools can also do a lot of other corrective work on your computers.
5. Check the Computer for Malicious Software
The BSOD situation can also arise from viruses or malicious software that could have crept into your system in many ways. In such cases, your computer could randomly freeze. Alternatively, it can also result in a reboot loop. It is best to scan the computer using good anti-virus software and clean it up well.