Memory Management error on Windows devices appears as a BSOD. As the name suggests, this error is related to the Windows memory and problems with it. If this is the case you are encountering, then do not worry. You can fix it by going through a few processes which you can learn from this article. This article covers all the information which you need to know to get rid of this error. So, don’t worry and try out the methods as explained below.
What is Memory Management on Windows?
Memory Management is a certain functionality of Windows OS which allocates memory for every program and its tasks. It also manages the device space by putting the downloaded file to its assigned location and many more. Overall, it performs a very important role in your device. If it gets affected due to a certain issue, then you will get the Memory Management error message. And it is recommended not to delay in trying the solutions to fix it. Because if you do not resolve this issue in time, then this may cause a total system crash down.
Causes of Memory Management Error in Windows 10
According to the experts, there are several factors which raise problems with Memory Management and thus result in such an error. Some of which are as follows:
Corrupt Memory Management files are the main reason for this error. It may occur because of any of these below factors.
- Virus attack
- Unsupported application conflict
- Deletion of important files from the system without knowing its value
Other factors which may be responsible for the error are:
- RAM corruption
- Driver conflict after installing new hardware
- Disk errors
- Incorrectly configured device drivers
Effects of Windows Memory Management Error
Almost every Windows users who faced this error message regarding the Memory Management system runs through these below difficulties.
- System responses very slowly to the input signals
- System crashes very frequently with a BSOD screen
- Computer freezes
- Programs close abruptly without any prior indication
Ways to Solve Memory Management Error
If you are searching for the methods to fix Memory Management error on Windows 10, then you are on the right page. After a thorough study of the section below, hopefully, you can solve the matter in an effective manner. So, check them out.
Way 1: Run System File Checker
You may have heard the term “System File Checker.” What is it? It is a common tool that comes with Windows OS, with the help of which many of the problems can be sorted. It mainly helps to fix the corrupted file errors, which can affect badly and may be the reason for which you get the Memory Management error message. So, let’s try to run the System File Checker for resolving this error.
- First, you need to right-click r on the Window logo, which is present at the extreme left bottom corner of your computer screen.
- After that, from the available options, click on Command Prompt (Admin).
- Then, as you get the Administrator: Command Prompt window open, type “sfc /scannow” on it. But without using the quotations as given here.
- Next, press the Enter button, to execute the scan. You will see the scanning progress in the form of the percentage bar on the Command Prompt screen. As it loads to 100, check the result. Hopefully, you will not get any error message on it. After running the System File Checker, close the Administrator: Command Prompt window, by clicking on the red cross which is at the extreme top-right corner.
- Next, restart your PC and check if the error gets resolved. In case, you still get the error, then you can try solving it using the other methods mentioned below.
Way 2: Run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool
RAM or Random Access Memory is an important part of the computer, which helps to run a program. If it gets corrupt or faces any other problems, then this will be the reason for which you get the Windows Memory Management error. So, before replacing the RAM component with a new one, it is better to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to verify if this is the cause.
Note: Sometimes only by wiping the RAM with a soft cloth (also use a rubber to erase its body) solves the matter. So, do it as well before changing the RAM.
To run the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool, below are the steps which you need to proceed with.
- At first, tap the Windows key once, to get the search bar active.
- After that, on the search bar, type “windows diagnostic”. By doing so, hopefully, at the top-most search result, you will get Windows Memory Diagnostic, click on it. This will open up the Windows Memory Diagnostic window. In case, you are not using your system with administrative privileges, then it will pop-up with the password section window. Here, you need to provide the correct password, to continue.
- Now, as you get the Windows Memory Diagnostic window open, you will get the options as mentioned below. Click on “Restart now and check for problems (recommended)”.
- Restart now and check for problems (recommended)
- Check for problems the next time I start my computer
- After that, let your computer restart. And once it starts, the tool will report if something’s wrong with your RAM memory. And if it shows an error, you need to replace it with a new one. After which, you may get the error resolved.
Way 3: Run Windows Defender to Fix Memory Management Error
Some of the users who have seen the Memory Management error message on the screen fix the issue with the help of a complete scan using the Windows Defender, the inbuilt antivirus program of Windows. So, try it as well, which may help you get the error fixed.
- To begin with, at first, you need to open the Settings window. And for this, right-click on the Windows logo and then, from the available options click on “Settings”.
- After that, under the Settings window options, click on “Update & Security”.
- Next, look at the left-hand panel, here you will get an option named as “Windows Security”, click on it.
- And then, from the right side panel, click on the “Virus & threat protection” button, which you will locate under the protection areas section.
- Next, hit on the Run a new advanced scan link which is present below the “Scan now” button.
- After that, enable the checkbox which is present beside “Full Scan” and then hit on the Scan now button, to run it.
- Wait until the virus scan is over and the percentage loads to 100. After which, restart your device and check if the error gets resolved.
Way 4: Run a Disk Check
Many of the BSOD or Blue Screen of Death errors can be solved by running the disk checkup method. And the steps which you need to follow are as given below.
- First of all, press the Windows key to activate the search bar. And then, on the search bar, type “cmd”, without using quotations.
- After that, as the top-most search result, you will get the “cmd” or “Command Prompt” option, right-click on it.
- And then select the “Run as administrator” option, to continue.
- Now, on the Administrator: Command Prompt, enter the command as below.
- chkdsk /f /r
- After that, tap the Enter button, to execute the command. Next, as a result, hopefully, you will find the below lines on the screen. Tap the “Y” key to choose Yes for the message.
“Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked next time the system restarts?”
- And then, Exit the Command Prompt.
- Now, restart your computer and verify if the error persists. Hopefully, the issue will get fixed.
Way 5: Manually Increase your Computer’s Virtual Memory
This is another way which is recommended by the users who faced the error message regarding Memory Management. But according to the experts, it is a forbidden method. Because if the process is not done as expected, then this may bring other issues along with it. So, think twice before proceeding with this method. The steps to follow to carry out this method are very simple and are as given below.
- At first, press down the Windows button, to get the search bar active.
- Then, on the Search bar, type “advanced system settings” without using quotations.
- After that, from the search results, click on “View advanced system settings”.
- Next, from the tab options under the System Properties window, select Advanced. And then, go to the Performance section on this window and click on the “Settings” button.
- Then, on the new window that opens, again click on the Advanced tab.
- Next, under the Virtual memory section, you will get the “Change” button, click on it.
- After that, on the Virtual Memory window, remove the tick the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drivers” box. Also, select the system drive (which is usually the C:\ drive) and then click on the Custom size checkbox. Next, add a new size under the “Initial size (MB)” or “Maximum size (MB)” boxes and then click on Set, to fix the change.
- Lastly, click on OK and check if the error gets resolved.
Way 6: Check Newly Installed Software and Hardware
Sometimes, it is found that many of the users got stuck with the Memory Management error after installing new software onto their device. If this is the case with you as well, then before going for these above methods it is better to perform the steps mentioned below, first. These steps help you to uninstall a program from Windows 10 computers.
If you install any program into your device which is not compatible with your OS version, then this can be the cause for such issue. So, uninstalling the recently installed application will be the foremost step which you need to perform. And after you uninstall the program also ensure that not a trace of it is left on your device.
- At first, press the Windows and the letter R key at the same time to open the Run box.
- Then, on the Run bar, type control and hit the Enter key.
- Next, make sure that the “View by” section on the Control Panel is set as Category. And if not, then drop-down the menu beside “View by” and then select Category from the available options.
- Further, on this Control Panel window, click on Programs.
- After that, click on Programs and Features. This will open up the list of programs installed on your device.
- Now, from the list, search for the recently installed application and then right-click on it. And select Uninstall.
- Click on Uninstall again, to confirm the uninstalling process of the software.
- Now, also ensure no presence of this uninstalled software related files on the Explorer folder.
This is the overall process that you need to perform if you get the error message after installing any software. After that, follow the above methods until you get rid of the error.
Remove Excess Hardware Parts
Sometimes, installing hardware drivers which are not supported on your computer, is the main culprit for the error. If this is the case, then only by removing the hardware device from your computer, you may get your system back to its normal state. After which, you need to remove those unsupported drivers from the Device Manager to avoid any further problems.
All these are the guidelines, after following which, hopefully, you can get the error resolved. In case, you get stuck with any of the above methods, then you can leave a comment below, to know us about your query.