Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tips: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Process in Windows 7

In earlier version of the Windows Operating System, there were lesser possibilities to diagnose the peripherals of the computers. However, Windows 7 is an exception as it brings you the feature to diagnose the memory of the computer. Now, let’s discuss about using the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool feature. If possible problems are detected by Windows for the computer’s memory, it will prompt you to run the Windows Memory Diagnostics process. If you click this notification about this possible memory problems, it is required to choose between two options for when to run the Memory Diagnostics Process.  If you’re preferring the first option to run the process immediately, you should save all of your work as all the opened applications will be automatically closed. Then, the Memory Diagnostics Tool will start running automatically when you restart Windows. The process may take several minutes to finish checking the status of computer’s memory. Once the process is completed, Windows will be automatically restarted. If the tool detects any errors, it is confirmed that the issue is memory related and you need to contact your computer manufacturer for the information about fixing them. Most of the times, the memory chips in the computer or other hardware will be indicated.

In this tool, you can have an advanced option for running the Memory Diagnostic Tool. However, it is recommended to let the Memory Diagnostic Process run automatically. If you still wish to change the settings, go through the information below.
•    First, it is required to press the F1 key when the Memory Diagnostic Process starts.
•    Now, you can easily adjust the following settings mentioned below.

a)    Test Mix, you can select that type of the test you wish to run: Basic, Standard or Extended. You can view the choices described in the tool.
b)    Cache, you will be able to choose the cache settings that you wish to have for each result: Default, On, or OFF.
c)    Pass count. It is required to type the number of times you want to repeat the test.
d)    Then, press the F10 key to start the test.
If the Memory Diagnostic Tool doesn’t start running, you can make it run automatically. Now, let’s check it out.

•    First, it is required to click to open the Memory Diagnostic Tool.
•    If you’re prompted to enter the administrator password, it is required to enter the same to run the process with  no issues.
•    After that, you can choose when the tool should run.
•    Then, follow the steps. Now, you can conclude if the memory in the computer is fault or not.