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windows 7Having a corrected configured computer is an important thing in order to avoid issues of any kind while running your favorite operating system. Even more important is  having a working hardware, above all when it comes to your computer RAM. Windows 7  (and Vista) has got among its features an interesting tool able to check for RAM issues and provide a full report to help you locate and solve eventual problems. The diagnostic tool is called Windows Memory Diagnostic and tests  the physical memory of your machine. It  makes a list of any errors that are found for troubleshooting.

If you want to access the tool and check for RAM issues in your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Go to Control Panel.
  3. Now, go to System and SecurityAdministrative Tools.
  4. Now, run the  Windows Memory Diagnostics tool.
  5. If you can’t gain access to the tool with this procedure, click Start and, in the Search Box, type Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  6. At this point you should see the Diagnostic tool main window.
  7. Click the  Restart now and check for problems (recommended) option.
  8. At this point your computer will restart and instead of the usual boot screen you will face a diagnostic widow.
  9. By default, the Standard text mix is selected and will run automatically.
  10. If you press F1 you will be able to configure the tool such as the type of Test Mix: Basic, Standard and Extended and pass count. Press F10 after you have finished the configuration if you want to start Windows Memory Diagnostic again to scan the RAM.
  11. After the test is over, your computer will reboot again and it will report errors found next time user logs in to Windows.

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One Comment to “How to check for RAM issues in Windows Vista and Windows 7”

  1. kat Says:

    it says widow not window

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