Overview: Many Windows 10 users are having a hard time with stop code error “Your PC ran into a problem, Memory_Management error”. The system restarts continuously with Memory_Management BSOD error making it impossible to use the computer. Today in this article we will troubleshoot Memory_Management blue screen error and help you fix this.
Let’s Start with Few Practical Scenarios
Scenario 1: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD
Hello all, I have been getting Memory Management blue screens for the past week. The blue screens have some patterns. Upon my initial boot of the computer, I almost always get a bluescreen right after I type in my password and enter into Windows. However, after the restart because of the bluescreen, the computer can potentially run fine for hours. Other than the common boot BSOD, bluescreens within the OS itself are less frequent but do happen. Once, it bluescreened in the middle of a shutdown. I’ve tried checking for outdated drivers (via device manager – no avail), including graphics cards drivers. I’ve run a Windows Memory Diagnostic which returned no errors and I also ran Memtest86 (4 passes), which also showed no errors. Suspecting the error might have been in the hard drive, I ran chkdsk, sfc scannow, and tried to clean up the hard drive which still has not fixed my problem. Right now, I suspect the error may be incompatibility of programs or a virus. I haven’t had an antivirus for a few weeks as my subscription expired, and hadn’t gotten around to renewing it. I have just recently renewed it and ran a full system scan, but no issues were found that solved the problem. Regarding compatibility, I haven’t downloaded anything that could’ve caused compatibility issues (after looking at my recently downloaded applications), but it may be a possibility. If you have any ideas, all help would be greatly appreciated!
Source: Microsoft Community
Scenario 2: Getting Memory Management Error Blue Screen Many Times a Day Immediately After Latest Win10 Update
I never got a blue screen. I install the updates and the same day I’m getting that blue screen over and over again. I get it almost every time I try to turn my pc off, so I get to never leave my apartment or go to sleep because I can’t just turn my pc off without having to wait for it to reboot (which happens after blue screen) so I can turn it off again. It is 11 AM and I have gotten the blue screen today maybe 2 or 3 times already. Anyone else having this issue? Didn’t some windows 10 updates destroy CPUs in some PCs, wasn’t that in the news? Could this be related to win 10 update induced hardware damage?
Source: Microsoft Community
Like the above two users there are multiple users who are receiving Memory Management error, let’s go ahead and fix this.
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Run Hardware Test
Sometimes we receive Memory Management error because of some hardware issue with the system, so I recommend you to first run the hardware diagnostic on the system.
Steps to run diagnostic for Dell users- Start the system and immediately keep tapping F12 on the keyboard, select diagnostic from the menu and hit Enter on the keyboard.
If you receive any error while running the hardware test then contact the system manufacturer to replace the faulty part.
Disconnect All the External Devices
Unplug all the external devices from the system except mouse and keyboard. Most of the time external devices connected to the system cause Memory Management error.
Reseat/Swap Memory Module
Try reseating the RAM on your PC, in case reseat does not help try installing memory to a different DIMM slot or swap the memory in case you have more than one RAM installed.
Steps to follow when system boots to Windows
Uninstall Third-Party Antivirus and Try Using Windows Defender
Sometimes multiple antiviruses installed on your system can cause Memory Management error. Uninstall all the antivirus and use only Windows defender and check the system.
Uninstall Unwanted Software
Uninstall all the applications which you do not use, may be any particular program is causing Memory Management error. Open Run box by pressing Win +R and then type in appwiz.cpl and hit OK. This will bring up the list of all the programs installed in your PC, select the apps you want to uninstall and click on uninstall as shown below.
Update your System Drivers
All Windows 10 users must update their system drivers provided by the system manufacturers- Dell Users can visit the below link and enter the service tag number of the system and select Drivers and Downloads and click on Detect Drivers to install the latest updates.
All Windows users should always update their system BIOS to the latest. Updating System BIOS can fix multiple issues with your system.
If you have installed any new hardware component such as network card, sound card or video card make sure that you install the latest driver for these components from the device manufacturer website. Most of the hardware install driver automatically but in case the driver is not self-installing then update the driver from Device Manager.
Type Device Manager in the Windows search box as shown below and open device manager.
Now select the component which you want to update, make a right click to update the driver as shown below by selecting Search automatically for updated driver software.
Once the driver is installed restart the system.
Update Windows 10
Open Windows 10 Settings by pressing Window + I on the keyboard and go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Check for updates. From here you can update the Windows 10.
Update Graphics Drivers
Visit your system manufacturer’s website to update system BIOS, sound card and all the necessary driver especially the graphics card driver.
NVIDIA Users: GeForce Experience can be used to check and update the drivers automatically, visit the below link to auto update or update it manually.
AMD Users: Visit the below link to autodetect or manually select your driver.
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Uninstall Windows 10 Update If Required
Sometime after installation of recent Windows update also causes Memory Management error so uninstalling it may fix the problem.
Go to View update history in windows update settings
Now click on View update history and then click on uninstall updates which installed recently and after which you started facing Memory Management error. Refer screenshot posted below.
Once uninstalled restart the system.
Perform System Restore
If you think that after installing some driver, updates or installing any app might have caused Memory Management error then you can restore your PC from a system restore point. Restoring your PC undoes recent changes made to the PC.
Please keep in mind that restoring your PC will not affect your personal files but it will remove apps and updates that were installed after the restore point.
To perform the system restore type System Restore in Windows search box and click on Create a restore point
Under System Protection click on System restore
Once you click on system restore it will give you two options, recommended restore or Choose a different restore point as shown below. Select a date which you think is related to the app, driver or update which has caused the Memory Management error and then click on next. Select the restore point created before the Memory Management error appeared.
Select the date and click on Next
Now confirm your restore point and click on Finish.
It will take time to complete restore, your system may restart several times during the process.
Steps to Follow When System does not boot to Windows
Use Safe Mode to Troubleshoot Memory Management error
Sometimes you face Memory Management error as soon as you log in to the windows and the system restarts and this goes in a loop and you are unable to troubleshoot. In that case press and hold the Shift key on the keyboard and while holding the shift key click on the restart on Windows login screen as shown below to go to the Advanced Boot Options screen.
In case your system does not go to the login screen in that case you have to let your system fail to start at least 2 or 3 times to trigger the Windows Recovery Environment. You have to start your PC and as soon as you see your device manufacturer logo force shut down your PC, try this until it takes you to Advanced Boot Option. Follow the steps below to start Windows in Safe mode.
Click on Troubleshoot
Now click on Advanced options and then click on Startup Settings
Click on Restart
The system will restart, now press F4 or the 4 key on the keyboard to select Enable Safe Mode
After you are in safe mode uninstall windows update, bad driver or software which is causing Memory Management error. Follow the same steps mentioned above to uninstall recently installed Windows update.
Uninstall unnecessary app and software which may be causing Memory Management error.
Open Run box by pressing Windows+ R key on the keyboard and type in appwiz.cpl and hit ok.
Now click on uninstall to uninstall unnecessary software from the system.
Perform System Restore from Advanced Boot Options
As the system is not booting up so you have to let your system fail to start at least 2 or 3 times to trigger the Windows Recovery Environment. You have to start your PC and as soon as you see your device manufacturer logo force shut down your PC, try this until it takes you to Advanced Boot Option.
Click on Troubleshoot as shown below
Now Select Advanced options and then click on System restore
The system will restart now, select your account and sign in then click Next
Select the restore point created before the Memory Management error appeared and then click on Next and then Finish to initiate System Restore.
Once system restore is done successfully, it will uninstall all the recent updates and drivers which might fix the Memory Management error.
Reset Your PC/ Reinstall the OS
If all the above steps do not fix Memory Management error then you might have to reinstall the Windows 10 on the system as it might have gone corrupt. Please note that you will lose all the data and the apps you installed on the system so please backup your data before you reinstall Windows 10. To know how to reinstall the Windows 10 on your PC you can visit the below link.
Getting Memory Management error is quite frustrating but all the troubleshooting steps provided will help you fix Memory Management error. In case even after trying all the troubleshooting steps the issue remains the same then you may contact the system manufacturer who can sometimes fix the issue. If you like this post please share it to help others.