There aren’t many things that can trigger a BSOD on Windows 10, but the ones that do can be a real headache to deal with. So if you’re having memory management issues with your PC as of late and have seen the infamous blue screen, the time to act is now.
In this article, we’re talking about how to fix the Stop Code Memory Management issue in Windows 10.
What is Windows Memory Management?
As the name suggests, this is a utility that makes sure that every critical process required for Windows to function as normal gets the required amount of memory that it needs. A failure at this level can easily crash the operating system and cause BSODs.
The tool tracks down every memory location on your machine regardless of its status. It also manages the transition of memory and processes between your RAM and storage during process execution while allocating the required amount of memory to each process.
There are several reasons why something may fail here. Some of them are as follows.
- Issues with new hardware
- Outdated/corrupt drivers
- Faulty RAM modules
- Corrupt/damaged OS files
- Disk errors
How to fix this problem?
Here are a few solutions you can try out to resolve this issue.
Restart your PC or router
Restarting your PC can help fix a bunch of seemingly random issues that appear out of nowhere.
Run the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool
If your RAM is seated properly but is failing, it can trigger this error. To check if there’s an issue with your RAM, follow these steps.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Windows Memory Diagnostics. Then, click the corresponding search result.
Step 2: Run the tool and click the Restart now button to check for problems.
If you see some issues, try running the auto-troubleshoot to resolve the error.
Run an SFC scan
Corrupt files are the number one reason why your PC might be behaving weirdly. Here’s how you can get rid of them and potentially resolve your issue.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + S to bring up the Cortana/Search box and search for Powershell. Open Windows Powershell from the search results.
Step 2: Type sfc /scannow to scan your system for issues.
Step 3: If the SFC scan finds any problem, use the following command to resolve them.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Restart your PC, and the error should be resolved. If that doesn’t help, you can also run a DISM scan to fix any other errors by using this guide.
Update your drivers
Out of date or corrupt drivers can also cause numerous hardware problems leading to BSoDs. If you haven’t updated your drivers in a while, now’s the time to do so, especially for your display drivers.
Step 1: Right-click Start and select Device Manager from the menu.
Step 2: Under Display Adaptors, find your graphics card’s name, right-click on it and click on Update Drivers.
Step 3: Click on Search automatically for drivers. Windows will then automatically look for and download the latest drivers for your particular GPU.
While this should help resolve the error, in case it doesn’t, click Uninstall device and restart your PC to force Windows to install the required drivers. You can then update them later.
Also read: How to rate my PC on Windows 10?
Run the Windows hardware troubleshooter
Windows 10 comes with a few handy troubleshooters that can resolve a bunch of issues. However, for some reason, Microsoft has removed the hardware troubleshooter from the troubleshooter’s menu. So here’s an alternative way to run the hardware troubleshooter.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run prompt. Type cmd and hit enter.
Step 2: Type msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic and press enter. This will launch the hardware troubleshooter.
Proceed along as instructed by the troubleshooter.
Run the Check Disk utility
The BSOD can very well be a sign of your boot drive failing to perform as it should. Try running the check disk utility to check whether or not your storage drives are, in fact, functional.
Repair your system
If nothing else works, the best way to get rid of the error is by simply reinstalling or repairing your OS.
The Windows Media Creation tool is a great way to install Windows and repair the OS. Using this, you can perform a clean installation or repair your OS without affecting your data.