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Fix Windows 10 memory management blue screen error 0x0000001a

Getting memory management error after install the latest windows update or hardware change? On Windows computers, Memory Management is a function that controls and manages your computer memory. It works to assign blocks to various applications or processes to optimize the overall system performance. If any problem detected on computer memory Windows 10 shutdown itself with memory management Blue screen.

Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then we’ll restart for you. If you call a support person, give them this info: Stop Code Memory Management

Windows 10  Memory Management Error could be caused by faulty hardware, often a broken memory bank. Again the error message can also be triggered by the installation of incorrect drivers or existing drivers that need to be updated. If your Windows 10 computer is hit with the dreaded ‘memory management’ blue screen apply solutions listed below to fix the problem.


Memory Management Error Windows 10

Let’s start with basic, If the memory management error was caused by some sort of temporary glitch, a basic Windows restart may fix the problem.

Again whenever you face blue screen error its recommended to remove all external devices, (printer, scanner, external HDD etc) and restart your PC.

Boot into safe mode

Start Windows 10 in safe mode (following steps below) and check if the issue is reproduced. If not, then probably third party software or driver causing the issue, lets clean boot the computer and check if it helps.

Refer following steps boot windows 10 in safe mode

  1. Click on the Power button on the login screen.

  2. Press and hold the SHIFT key on the keyboard and simultaneously click on Restart

  3. Once your PC restarts, on the Choose an option screen, tap or click Troubleshoot. If you don’t see the Startup Settings option, tap or click Advanced options.

  4. Tap or click Startup Settings then click Restart.

  5. On the Startup Settings screen, choose the startup setting for Safe Mode with Networking (Generally F5 key is pressed to select this setting).

  6. Sign in to your PC with a user account that has administrator rights.

Note: If due to this blue screen error windows restarts frequently check how to start Windows 10 in safe mode from boot options.

Windows 10 Safe mode

Check if the issue persists in Safe Mode.

If the issue does not reproduce in Safe Mode, then try to clean boot the system and check if the issue persists.

Run memory diagnose tool

As the name suggests, memory management error relates to the computer’s memory and that can be a physical problem with the RAM installed, too. Run the build-in Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool that detects help discover if this is the root of the problem.

  1. Press Windows key + R, type mdsched.exe and click ok,

  2. This will open the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool,

  3. Click on Restart now and check for problems (recommended).

Memory Diagnostic Tool 

When Windows restarts, Let the tool run it will tell you if there is something wrong with your memory. If there is, then you’ll have to either replace the RAM yourself or send back your computer if it’s under warranty.

windows memory diagnostic test

Run System file checker

System file checker utility is a Microsoft tool for detecting various problems with your system especially for corrupted system files and running it seems to have solved some people’s memory management woes as well. Let’s run a System File Checker (SFC) scan to check for any system files corruption in the system. Before that run DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) restore health command that ensures system file checker work properly.

  1. On the Start menu search type cmd, right click on the command prompt from search results and select run as administrator,

  2. In the Command Prompt, type DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth and then press the enter key,

  3. Wait for the command to complete Once done type system file checker command sfc /scannow and press enter key,

  4. And finally restart your PC once the scanning process completes 100%, Check if this helps fix the memory management blue screen error.

DISM restore health and sfc utility command

Reset Virtual Memory

If you have recently tweaked virtual memory to add extra RAM, we recommend change it to automatic and let windows manage the page file itself.

  1. Press Windows key + R, type sysdm.cpl and click ok to access System Properties.

  2. Here tap Advanced in the toolbar. Then click Settings under Performance.

  3. In the Performance Options window, tap Advanced in the toolbar. Then click on the Change option under Virtual memory.

  4. In the Virtual Memory window, check and make sure its set Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.

  5. If not check mark Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.

  6. Need system restart to apply the changes, and check if this helps fix the blue screen error.

Adjust your virtual memory settings

Install latest Windows update

A Windows update can correct a variety of errors and can also increase the stability of your Windows 10 device. Installing the latest windows update may have the bug fix for this memory management error, let’s install the latest windows updates following steps below.

  1. Press Windows key + I to open the Settings app,

  2. Click Update & Security then Check for updates.

  3. This will download and install the latest windows updates if available or pending installing,

  4. Once done restart your PC to apply them.

Update your graphics card drivers

Another most common cause of the memory management error in Windows 10 seems to be outdated or broken graphics card drivers. If you’re not running the latest version, try installing the newest available. If you are, it probably wouldn’t hurt to uninstall them and try again. The drivers you need will depend on your graphics card, of course. Windows 10 will be able to tell you what you have in your system, but it’s likely to be onboard Intel graphics or something from Nvidia or AMD.

Check software problems

Sometimes the BSOD problem can be because a software program that you installed in the near past may be interfering with the working of existing software. You can then disable the new software and try if the problem is solved.

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