Vista: how to test random access memory of the personal computer?
Many malfunctions of the personal computer are caused by incorrect work of random access memory.
If in the previous versions of Windows was necessary to apply utilities of third-party developers to diagnostics of memory (for example, memtest86), then in Vista this lack is met built in “ Means of diagnostics of memory of the Windows “ (/Windows/System32/MdSched. exe; 122 CBs).
Usually Vista automatically finds possible malfunctions in memory of the personal computer and requests permission to start memory Diagnostic aids , but it is possible to test memory and “ manually “.
Start memory Diagnostic aids manually
Press Start-up , in the line Begin Search enter of mdsched , press of Enter .
Enter the password of the administrator or confirmation of the password if the corresponding inquiry appears.
In the opened Means of Diagnostics of Memory of Windows window choose one of two options of start of diagnostics:
• Is recommended to execute reset and check (keep work and close open programs before reset);
• To execute check at the following turning on of the computer .
After reset of Windows memory check will begin. At the same time the indicator of performance shows a condition of process of diagnostics of memory. On end of the test there is an automatic reboot of Windows.
Wait for completion of testing (if for any reasons you need to interrupt diagnostics, press the Esc key ).
Results of testing of random access memory will be shown after reset. If no mistakes are revealed, the message on their absence is displayed.
What to do if Means of diagnostics of memory found mistakes? by
If found errors of memory of the computer, address to shop where you bought random access memory (or the personal computer assembled). Unfortunately, the address to the seller not always - alas! - guarantees replacement of the faulty module of random access memory or a refund … to
By the way, Microsoft at detection of errors of memory recommends to address “ to the manufacturer of memory or the computer for obtaining information necessary for elimination of a mistake “.
Additional parameters of start memory Diagnostic aids
recommends to start Means of diagnostics of memory automatically (with parameters by default). Experienced users can change
diagnostics parameters. For this purpose at start Diagnostic aids of memory of Windows press the F1 key.
In the opened Means of Diagnostics of Memory of Windows window - Parameters can change the following parameters:
• Set of tests ( Basic , Usual , Wide . It is by default chosen as Usual );
• Cache ( of Umolch ., Vkl ., Vykl .; Umolch . - use of a cache by default for all tests);
• Number of passes (0-99. By default - 2. If to choose 0, then there will be an infinite number of passes).
Having set parameters, press the F10 key for memory testing start.]