How to run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool to fix Memory issues in Windows 11

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This article describes steps one can take to troubleshoot and fix system memory (RAM) issues with Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows 11.

Windows comes with a built-in tool called Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool which helps you identify and diagnose problems with system memory (RAM). Users can use this tool to check for, diagnose and resolve system memory problems.

The tool may also automatically detect system memory issues and prompts you to schedule a memory test the next time the computer is restarted.

Below is how to run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows 11.

How to run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows comes with a built-in tool called Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool which helps you identify and diagnose problems with system memory (RAM).

Here’s how to run the tool in Windows to detect and resolve memory issues.

The basic requirement to run this tool is that you must be logged in as an administrator.

An administrator can click on the Start menu and/or use the search box on the Taskbar to search for and select the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool App (MdSched.exe).

windows 11 memory diagnostic tool app updated
Windows 11 memory diagnostic tool app updated

When the Windows Memory Diagnostic app opens, select the option to Restart now and check for problems (recommended).

windows 11 restart now and check for problem
windows 11 restart now and check for problem

Your computer restart and begin the memory diagnostic process.

windows memory diagnostics tool status boot menu
windows memory diagnostics tool status boot menu

These are the Test mixes available:

  • Basic – runs the basic test with default cache settings for each test.
  • Standard – runs standard and all basic tests plus LRAND
  • Extended – runs extended and all standard tests plus MATS+

If you would like to change any of these default test settings, press the F1 key, and use the Tab key to select the test option.

windows 11 memory diagnostics test menu
windows 11 memory diagnostics test menu

When are you done changing the options, press the F10 key to apply your changes. Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool will start the tests over with your selection.

When the tests are done, your computer will restart and bring up the sign-in screen to log on. If all is well, you will see a message that there were no memory errors detected.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool to check for memory errors in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.