Memory errors can be caused due to hardware malfunction, software issues, or driver issues.
Physical memory errors are specific types of memory errors that indicate actual physical problems with your RAM.
Memory errors like “missing memory” or “bad memory” indicate that your Windows 10 system is missing or has bad RAM.
- There are many possible causes of physical memory errors, but for some of them, simply disabling any application that is using the RAM will fix the problem.
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Uninstall/Reinstall the Software
- The first thing that you should do, is to check for any software that might be causing physical memory errors.
- If you are running a program or game that isn’t compatible with your RAM, you are more likely to get this error.
- If the problem persists even after uninstalling the program, then it might be a virus or other malware.
- Therefore, you should scan your computer for viruses and malware.
- Remove Virus/Malware
- If you have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software, and you are still facing the same error, then it is most probably a virus, spyware, or some other malicious software that is causing the error.
- Therefore, you should go through the checklist that is mentioned below to check if your computer is infected with any virus or malware.
- Run a Virus Scan
Virus/Malware scans will identify the viruses and malware that could be slowing down your computer.
- Scan your PC with a powerful antivirus software to check for any viruses or malware that could be causing physical memory errors.
- If you haven’t previously installed antivirus software, then we recommend installing one.
- A lot of free antivirus software can be downloaded online.
- MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Avast Antivirus are some of the most popular antivirus programs.
- Avast Antivirus Free Antivirus is a good antivirus program.
- MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free Antivirus is another good antivirus program.
- Alternative Antivirus Programs
If none of the above antivirus programs can detect and remove any viruses or malware from your computer, then you should go for paid antivirus software.
- Norton Antivirus, Kaspersky Antivirus, AVG Antivirus, Trend Micro Antivirus, AVG Antivirus, and Bitdefender Antivirus are some of the most common paid antivirus software.
- MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is a popular paid antivirus software as well.
Perform a System Restore
- Perform a System Restore. To do that, press the Windows key + R and type system restore.
- Click on Create a restore point.
- Select the time when you first noticed the issue and click Next.
- Finally, click on Finish.
- Run a Memory Diagnostic
All PCs have memory and memory issues can be a result of errors.
- To check your memory, press the Windows key + R, type mdsched.exe and click OK.
- A list of available memory modules will appear. If your memory is working properly, the Memory Diagnostic tool will show that your memory is in good health.
- If the Memory Diagnostic tool detects an issue, it will show details on the problem and may recommend a corrective action.
Use an Alternative Software
- Some users have reported that they were able to resolve memory errors by using a different software. So, they suggest trying out a third-party utility.
- However, if you don’t have any software installed, you can download a tool like Speccy.
Change your Video Card Driver
- If your computer is not fast enough to play the latest games, your video card driver may be outdated.
- Check the drivers for your video card and update them.
- Install the latest video card drivers.
- Increase the Video Card VRAM
- If your video card does not have enough VRAM, then you may face an insufficient physical memory error.
- You can increase the Video Card VRAM.
Increase Virtual Memory
- Virtual memory is a temporary memory of your computer.
- Virtual memory is also known as RAM.
- Virtual memory is used to store programs and files when you’re running low on physical memory. The problem with this set-up is that, when there’s no space available in physical memory, Windows has to swap out the virtual memory with physical memory, thereby reducing your computer’s performance.
- To resolve physical memory issues in Windows 10, press the Windows key + I hotkey.
- Select the System tab from the Settings app.
- Select the Advanced system settings option.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Click Change, and input the number 1 in the Virtual Memory box.
- Press the OK button.
Perform a Clean Boot
- Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command, type msconfig, and click OK.
- Select the Services tab in “Services” window that opens.
- Toggle the Startup type option from Automatic to Manual, and then uncheck all the services listed, except the Windows Defender Firewall and Credential Providers.
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
- Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.