Microsoft Online Crash Analysis: Windows Memory Diagnostic Users Guide
NOTE: Start with either step 1, 2, or 3 for how you want to start the Memory Diagnostics Tool.
1. To Start from within Windows 7A) Open the Control Panel (icons view).2. To Start from Windows Boot Manager
B) Click on the Administrative Tools icon, and click on Memory Diagnostics Tool.
C) Go to step 1F below.
D) Open the Start menu.
E) In the Start Menu search box, type mdsched and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
A) Boot into the Advanced Boot Options screen.3. To Start from System Recovery Options
B) While in the Advanced Boot Options screen, press the Escape (Esc) key. (See screenshot below)
A) Boot into the System Recovery Options screen.4. The computer will now restart, and you will see this screen next. (See screenshot below.
B) Select the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool option. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool will run the Standard test by default.5. To Change the Memory Diagnostic Tool OptionsA) Press F1. (See screenshot above)6. When the test is finished running, it will automatically restart the computer. (See screenshot below step 4)
NOTE: If you have a multimedia keyboard, then you may need to press the Function (F-Lock) key for F1 to work.
B) Press the TAB key to switch between the option categories, and use the arrow keys to select the option. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: Press the Escape (Esc) key if you do not wish to make any changes to the options and return to the screen below step 4.
NOTE: If errors are found, the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool will attempt to determine which particular memory module in your computer is causing these errors. If that information is available, it will be stated in the results after you log on from the restart. If bad memory is found then you will need to remove and replace the bad RAM module.
7. You can also read the Memory Diagnostic Tool system log in Event Viewer.