How to Fix MEMORY_MANAGEMENT Blue Screen

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.
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A photograph of this error on Windows 10.
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 check and 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.

Here are some handy tips

If your computer is usable, but is constantly plagued with this MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSoD, give these a try:

  • Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. Click on Start, type in mdsched.exe and allow the tool to check your computer memory (RAM) for problems.
  • 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.
  • Check and Repair Windows System Files. 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.

Good luck!

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