- BSoD error messages are a very common class of error messages, as they are the result of fatal system errors caused by faulty software or defective or incompatible hardware
- The Memory Management error is a good example of a typical BSoD error, and we will be looking over several ways you can fix it when it happens.
- We have many more articles like this in our dedicated hub for troubleshooting Blue Screen of Death errors, so make sure you bookmark the page because you may need it in the future.
- If you need more troubleshooting guides, take a look at our dedicated Windows 10 page.
The MEMORY MANAGEMENT error message on SSD drives appears alongside the Blue Screen Of Death, and it can be a very annoying issue.
In this article, we’re going to show you a few tricks for resolving the MEMORY MANAGEMENT BSoD error.
It often occurs when users run highly demanding processes, such as complex games, VR games, watching 4K live streams, etc.
The MEMORY MANAGEMENT error occurs in the following situations:
- MEMORY MANAGEMENT on Asus, Acer, HP, Lenovo, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 3
- This BSoD error affects all devices, but when it comes to Microsoft’s Surface line, it seems that this issue is prevalent for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 3 devices.
I bought this computer about 2 months ago (Acer Predator g9-791) and whenever I play a game that is graphically intense, like Battlefield 4, I will get a blue screen with the error Memory Management error. I sent in the laptop to Acer and they replaced the motherboard and the ssd, I got the laptop back a week later but I still get the same error.
- MEMORY MANAGEMENT crashes
- In most cases, this error message simply remains on the screen, forcing users to reboot their devices.
- However, it may also cause PC crashes, and sometimes even crash loops.
Way too many times in the recent past, I have gotten the Windows BSOD error of “Memory Management” for things that should have been fine for me to run. It was either when I was drawing, watching a livestream and messaging someone at the same time, especially when doing stuff in VR through my Oculus Rift + Touch controllers.
- Windows 10 memory management loop
- This error message can throw your computer into a so-called error loop. More specifically, although the PC doesn’t crash, the MEMORY MANAGEMENT error is still there every time users restart their devices.
Memory management BSOD resulted in laptop rebooting. Since then, I am stuck in an automatic repair loop.
I canot get Win10 to run, only access to the Recovery Environment.
As we said, the MEMORY MANAGEMENT error message is just another BSoD error message. The simplest and the most common solution for this problem is to restart your computer.
After the restart, you shouldn’t get this error message anymore. So, before you try anything else, just restart your computer and see if the issue has been fixed.
However, if the MEMORY MANAGEMENT error message still appears, after you restarted your computer, there a few advanced troubleshooting solutions that you should try.
Just follow the instructions below.
How to Solve MEMORY MANAGEMENT Error Message in Windows 10
- Run SFC Scanner
- Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
- Revert your PC settings to default if you overclocked it
- Run a full system scan
- Repair your registry
- Update your OS
- Clean your temporary files and folders
- Check your disk for errors
- Remove recently installed software
- Check for programs causing memory leaks
- Manually increase Virtual Memory
- Run System Restore
1. Run SFC Scanner to fix the MEMORY MANAGEMENT error
- Right-click on the Start Menu button and go to Command Prompt (Admin)
- Enter the following line into Command Prompt and press Enter: sfc/scannow
- Wait until the process is finished (it may take a while) and see if any errors are fixed
The SFC/SCANNOW command is Microsoft’s tool for resolving various system problems. Even if it doesn’t sound like an actual solution, a lot of users who received this error message, even after multiple restarts, said that the SFC/SCANNOW command resolved the problem.
2. Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
- Go to Search, type windows diagnostic tool and open Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
- Choose Restart now and check for problems
- Let your computer restart, and on the next startup, the tool will report if something’s wrong with your RAM memory.
If the SFC command didn’t do anything, and you still receive this error message, something’s probably wrong with your RAM memory. If your RAM memory is corrupted, the best solution is to replace it with a new one.
But, before you remove your current RAM memory, you should make sure it’s broken. We recommended you to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool, and if it tells you that your memory is the problem, you can change it.
3. Revert your PC settings to default if you overclocked it
BSoD errors are very common on overclocked computers. Naturally, if you increase your PC’s clock rate, running it at a higher speed than it was initially designed to run, you should expect to encounter various technical issues.
As a result, if you’re using various overclocking tools, try reverting your computer’s settings to default and check if this memory management alert persists.
4. Run a full system scan
- Go to Start > type defender > double click Windows Defender to launch the tool
- In the left-hand pane, select the shield icon
- In the new window, click the Advanced scan option
- Check the full scan option to launch a full system malware scan.
Malware may cause various issues on your computer, including errors. Perform a full system scan in order to detect any malware running on your computer.
5. Repair your registry
The simplest way to repair your registry is to use a dedicated tool, such as IObit Advanced System Care or CCleaner. Don’t forget to first backup your registry in case anything goes wrong.
You can also use Microsoft’s System File Checker to check for system file corruption.
The utility verifies the integrity of all protected system files and repairs files with problems when possible. Here’s how to run an SFC scan:
- Go to Start > type cmd > right-click Command Prompt > select Run as Administrator
- Now type the sfc /scannow command
- Wait for the scanning process to complete and then restart your computer. All corrupted files will be replaced on reboot.
FAQ: Learn more about SSDs and BSoDs
- What happens when my PC crashes?
When you PC crashes, it is a clear sign that the system encountered a fatal error caused by either severe software issues, or hardware failure or incompatibility.
- Are SSDs safer than HDDs?
SSDs are superior to HDDs in every way, as they can resist for longer periods of time with constant reading and rewriting processes, and they are stronger against physical damage as well. The only pro of having an HDD is the price tag and the fact that they offer more storage space.
- Are BSoDs fixable?
While there is no definitive solution for fixing BSoDs, occasional system maintenance and hardware inspections and upgrades can greatly decrease the chance for these errors happening. Check the BSoD Troubleshooting Hub for all the errors and guides reported.