Having 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:
- Click Start.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Now, go to System and Security – Administrative Tools.
- Now, run the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool.
- If you can’t gain access to the tool with this procedure, click Start and, in the Search Box, type Windows Memory Diagnostic.
- At this point you should see the Diagnostic tool main window.
- Click the Restart now and check for problems (recommended) option.
- At this point your computer will restart and instead of the usual boot screen you will face a diagnostic widow.
- By default, the Standard text mix is selected and will run automatically.
- 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.
- 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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