[Fixed] Memory Management BSOD Error on Windows 10

By Sophie Luo in Blue Screen Error Tags: BSODWindows 10
Driver Easy fixes your Memory_Management blue screen of death error in no time!

If you’re working on something, and suddenly a blue screen of death error popping up saying that you’re having a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error, and you’re stuck with the horrifying blue screen, you’re not alone. Many Windows users are reporting this problem as well. But no worries, it’s possible to fix. 

How can I fix the Memory_Management BSOD error? 

Here are 5 fixes for you to try. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one works for you. 

IMPORTANT: You’ll need to be logged into Windows on the problem computer to try any of these solutions. If you can’t log into Windows, power on and off your PC 3 times to perform a hard reboot and restart it in Safe Mode, then try these solutions. 

Method 1: Update video card driver
Method 2: Run a disk check
Method 3: Run Windows memory diagnostic test
Method 4: Check newly installed software and hardware
Method 5: Scan for possible virus infection
Other options 

What is memory management? 

In a nutshell, memory management, just as its name indicates, is a process managing the memory usage in the system. 

It tracks down the location of each and every memory, be the memory free or in active use. Then, memory management decides how much memory to allocate to certain processes, and when to give it to them. Meanwhile, it keeps tracking to see if certain memory is free, and then updates the memory status. This is how your operating system keeps running at its best. [1]

That said, if this process is down, it’s very likely that you will see error message like this one: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT blue screen of death. 

Why would I have the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD error? 

According to Microsoft, when you see the Memory_Management blue screen of death error, there is a serve memory management error occurred. Sounds horrible, isn’t it? 

Well, to figure out exactly what cause the horrifying blue screen of death error in your computer, you can try to use tools such as whocrashed and bluescreenviewer

In most cases, software or hardware conflict, virus infected, faulty video driver, broken memory card and broken disk could be the cause of this blue screen of death error. 

Method 1: Update video card driver

From what we can see, a broken, outdated or faulty video card driver is very likely to be the cause of the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT blue screen of death error. To fix it, you can get your video card driver updated to the most recent correct version. 

Manual driver update – You can update your video driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website. Note that if you’re a laptop user, you should always go to the manufacturer website and search for the most recent correct video driver. Using video drivers from the chipset or hardware manufacturer might cost you some customized features. 

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver EasyDriver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact video card, and your variant of Windows 10, and it will download and install them correctly: 

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to all flagged video device to automatically download and install the correct version of its driver (you can do this with the FREE version). 

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 

Method 2: Run a disk check

This blue screen error could relate to faulty RAM or corrupted NTFS volume. To resolve the problem: 

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and S key at the same time, then type cmd in the search box. 

2) Right-click Command Prompt, then select Run as administrator

3) Type chkdsk /f /r, then press Enter on your keyboard.  

4) Press Y on your keyboard. 

 

Method 3: Run Windows memory diagnostic test

As the error message entails, it could indicate that your RAM is at fault. You can run the Memory test to see for sure and fix any problem if the test finds one: 

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke a Run command. Type mdsched.exe and hit Enter


2) You could choose Restart now and check for problems (recommended) to check the status of your memory card right now, or choose Check for problems the next time I start my computer if you are too occupied now. 

3) You will be seeing this page showing the progress of the check and number of passes it will run on memory. 

If you don’t see any error here, it’s likely that your memory card is not causing any issues. 

Method 4: Check newly installed software and hardware

One of the causes of this blue screen error could be recent changes you’ve made to your system. If you’ve added new hardware or software to your system recently, remove them to see if the problem is fixed, because they new installed programs or hardware could be incompatible with your operating system, or conflict with your original programs. 


Method 5: Scan for possible virus infection

In some rare case, the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT blue screen of death error could be caused by virus infection. 

If you have not run your antivirus program and check if your system is infected by virus, do it now. 

If you don’t have any third party antivirus program installed, run Windows Defender, the built-in antivirus program in Windows, instead. 

Other options

If none of the above methods help, here are some user feedback and you might want to give them a try: 

1) In many cases, newly installed device drivers or software programs is the culprit of the blue screen of death error. If you have made any changes to your PC, undo them now. See if the problem is resolved. 

2) See if you can find two or more software that are conflicting each other. 

3) Try to disable a rogue modem in Device Manager.

4) Try to uninstall Gigabyte Energy Save program. 

Reference: 

About Memory Management 

  • Jay

    Thank you!! This has happened to me 3 times

  • Kimi

    I finally got so sick of this happening that I called Microsoft. Their answer? “We can refund your Windows 10 purchase.” What??? Windows 10 is being forced on us, with Windows 7 support ending in January 2020, and you are offering to refund my Windows 10 purchase? That is not an answer.

  • anuar

    hye i want to ask i get this error when install window 10 is this fix can be used ?by the way , i using window 8.1 pro n

    • Sophie.Luo

      Hi. The fixes apply to Windows 8.1 as well. Some hot keys need to be changed accordingly though.