Memory management error in Windows 10 belongs to the category of BSOD errors. BSOD stands for «blue screen of death,» which is an error screen displayed by Windows after a fatal system error. It means that the system can no longer operate properly and you can only restart your computer and wait for Windows to recover automatically. Memory management error occurs when the operating system kernel has a conflict with a certain user application. To prevent system damage, Windows shuts down all operations and shows BSOD with details.
The following factors can be the reason for the memory management error:
- Unofficial, outdated, or wrong drivers installed on the computer.
- Questionable, potentially unwanted programs and software, Trojans, and virus activity (usually comes packed in bundles with software you actually need)
- Corrupted registry and damaged system files.
- Simultaneous operation of mutually exclusive programs that protect your system.
- Errors during downloading and unpacking new OS updates.
- Critical BIOS errors.
- Cooling system failure (may result in graphics card or CPU overheating)
- Using incompatible hardware components.
Sometimes memory management error may «evolve» into «video memory management internal» in Windows 10. This message informs users about malfunctions with the video card and its system support (usually occurs after installing beta drivers for a graphics card, rarely – caused by monitor drivers malfunctions).
How to fix memory management in Windows 10?
So as you see, there are multiple reasons that cause this error. We think it would be wise to start dealing with the problem by performing the easiest procedures first. If you know that this memory management error started to appear just recently, maybe after you installed or updated a certain application, utility, or drivers – you should try to revert all «innovations» and restore your system as it was before the installation. You need to delete new files, install old stable drivers, and initiate system restore.
Now it is time to find out what exactly causes your system’s malfunction:
- Press Win+R.
- In the window that will appear type msconfig and press Enter.
- In the General tab of System configuration select «Selective Startup» and check first two boxes.
- Go to the Services tab and check «Hide all Microsoft services.»
- Now you have a limited list of working non-system services, and you need to shut them down.
- Reboot your computer and try to recreate all actions that have caused BSOD
- If the memory management error did not occur, it means that one of those services we manually disabled in the previous paragraph caused it. Try to update or reinstall the problematic utility.
If the problem is still there, you should scan system files:
- Press Win+X or right click on the Start button and select Command Prompt (admin).
- Type two commands one by one: «sfc /scannow» and «chkdsk C: /F /R» (first enter one value and run the scan, after its completion, enter the second value and run the test by pressing Enter; scanning may take several minutes).
Next step – identifying problematic drivers that cause the memory management error in Windows 10:
- Press Win+R and type verifier in the window that will appear.
- In the next window that will appear you need to check boxes, we marked on the screenshots below.
- Press «Finish» and reboot your computer to start the analysis.
- When any malfunctions occur during the process, you will see a blue screen of death followed by a reboot. After that, you will be presented with a list of errors and ways to fix them.
- During reboot, you must set boot parameters and select Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
- Open Command Prompt (Win+R) and enter commands: «verifier /reset» and «shutdown -r -t 0».
- Using Windows Explorer go to C:/Windows/Minidump/.
- With the help of a utility called BlueScreenView open memory dump and check the results of the driver tests.
- Problematic files (marked with pink color) will tell you what hardware needs «driver treatment.» Just reinstall or update them.
We hope this fixes your problem with memory management Windows 10.