A Guide to the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT Blue Screen of Death Error

Error Name: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

STOP Code: 0x0000001A

If this is the first time you’ve seen something like this, congratulations — you’ve encountered the infamous Blue Screen of Death, and we’re here to help.

A Guide to the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT Blue Screen of Death Error
This error on Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows.

A Guide to the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT Blue Screen of Death Error
A photograph of this error on Windows 8.

A Blue Screen of Death occurs when your computer encounters something it can’t process, and the name it tosses up is gathered from what it can figure out, which is usually fairly accurate and leads to you solving your problem. If your computer has been rendered unusable by the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error, you’re going to want to replace your RAM (Random Access Memory). If you’re using a desktop, this should be easy — power off your computer, open up your case, remove your RAM sticks, and pop in new ones. (Be sure to make sure they’re compatible and inserted properly — RAM displacement could actually cause this problem, too!)

If that doesn’t work or you’re using a laptop, the problem may be more severe. Your CPU could be placed in the slot improperly, damaged or downright defective — if you’re a desktop user that knows what you’re doing, you can check it out. Otherwise, contact your manufacturer for either a refund or repairs.

If your computer is usable, but is constantly plagued with this MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSoD, do the following:

  • Update your BIOS and drivers. BIOS updates can be found on your manufacturer’s website, and driver updates can either be done manually through Device Manager (use Start Search to find it) or with our Driver Reviver software.
  • Check for viruses with your preferred antivirus software or Malwarebytes.
  • Use sfc /scannow.
  • If on a laptop, change power settings to High Performance.
  • If this problem occurs shortly after installing a new program, remove that program right away.

If all that doesn’t work, call up for a replacement or repair. You’ve done your part.

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  • Yuriy Georgiev

    Переводчик от Бога!

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  • wolli

    Well, that CPU theory is pretty dang unlikely. Suddenly placed “improperly” in the socket? Probably not.

    What might be the case though, is overclocking issues or issues with the disk acting as virtual memory, for example an SSD with murky firmware, or a HDD that’s starting to malfunction. Stuff that happens at least a 100 times more often than the CPU going “downright defective”.

  • Faezah Halim

    Hello Mr Steve Horton,
    I seems to faced this problem very often since I bought my Lenovo laptop last year in march 2013.
    I haven’t upgrade the window to 8.1 version yet.
    FYI, the BSOD of memory_management is often pop up when I play videos in youtube channel,or playing fb games. Well I play that a lot though :p

    I have done the sfc /scannow and the outcome is in the image below.
    Can u help me figure this out?

    Thanks in advance
    Faezah,Malaysia

  • Deo Graphics

    Hey this has never happened before and it just happened today! I was doing a bunch of rendering in premiere, could this have caused it? It hasnt happened for a few hours…

  • ic3cube

    cmd
    for %1 in (%windir%system32*.dll) do regsvr32.exe /s %1

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