When problems occur with your PC the first thing
we tend to blame is the Operating System. For some
reason users seem reluctant to believe that their PC
hardware could be the cause of their PC crashing. An
even bigger shock is when they are told the problem
could be Memory related.
Fortunately, like its predecessor, Windows Vista,
Windows 7 also has a set of memory diagnostic tools
that can put your memory through its paces and
instantly tell you whether your memory has a clean
bill of health or whether you need to replace those
aging memory sticks.
To access the memory diagnostic tools, proceed as
- Click the Start button.
- In the Search box at the bottom of the Start
menu type: Windows Memory Diagnostics.
- The Windows Memory Diagnostics option will
appear at the top of the search list.
- Click on the Windows Memory Diagnostics
option and the application will run.
- A screen will now appear giving you two
choices: Restart now and check for problems
(Recommended) and Check for problems the next
time I start my computer.
- Unless you are in the process of doing
something important we would suggest that you
Click the Restart now and check for problems
- Once your PC restarts Windows memory
Diagnostics will put your memory through a set
of rigorous tests and report any errors.
- You should be aware that the Memory
Diagnostic Test can be extremely time consuming,
therefore allow plenty of time for the tests to
be completed satisfactorily.