Getting “Memory Management Blue Screen Error” at startup? Or while working system suddenly Restart with a blue screen of death error MEMORY_MANAGEMENT. Basically, When Windows detects a malfunction in the system memory or drivers, it crashes itself and displays this BSOD error message. Which indicates that Windows has a serious issue which needs to be addressed immediately.

Usually, memory management blue screen is caused by hardware issue or malfunctioned, outdated, corrupted Device drivers. Especially While windows 10 Upgrade process if device drivers, System files get corrupted this may cause Memory Management stop error code 0x0000001a Error.

How to fix Memory Management Blue Screen Error 

After understand about the memory management BSOD error And the common reason behind this Blue screen error. let’s discuss the solutions to fix Memory Management Blue Screen Error on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7.

Sometimes after simple restart windows start normally( perform solutions below to avoid this error in the feature ), But for some others, the blue Screen occurs frequently at startup. That cause you need to Boot windows into safe mode. Where windows start with minimum system requirements and allow you to perform troubleshooting steps.

Revert Recent Changes

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. Also, remove all external Devices and turn on computer check windows started normally.

If you recently installed new software on your computer, try uninstalling it. Go to Start > type Control Panel > select the program(s) recently added > click Uninstall.

Update Device Drivers

As discussed before corrupted, incompatible or outdated device drivers cause most of blue screen errors. And may the memory management BSOD error is one of them. We first recommend to update / Reinstall Device drivers (especially the display driver, Network adapter and Audio driver ) to make sure outdated/incompatible device driver not causing the issue.

To do this open device manager by press windows + R key, type devmgmt.msc and hit the enter key. This will list all installed driver list look for any driver with yellow triangle mark (if you found any simply reinstall the driver).

And especially update the most important drivers (display driver, Network adapter, and Audio driver ). To do this expand display adapter right click on installed display driver, select update driver. Then select search automatically for updated driver software and follow on-screen instructions.

search automatically for updated driver software
search automatically for updated driver software

Or To reinstall the driver first visit device manufacturer and download the latest available driver. Then again open device manager, Expand display driver here right click on installed display driver and select uninstall. After that Restart windows and on next start run / install the driver setup.exe which you downloaded from the manufacturer website. Do the same process for other drivers (Network adapter, Audio driver etc) to update and reinstall the driver. After complete, the process Restart windows and check started normally.

Run SFC and DISM Comment

Windows have an SFC utility specially designed to scan and detect various problems caused by corrupted, missing system files. while running this tool if found any system file corruption the SFC utility restore and fix them for you. So We recommend to Run the System file checker utility to make sure corrupted, missing system files not causing this memory management blue screen error.

To Run system file checker utility simply open the command prompt as administrator. And type command sfc /scannow and hit the enter key to execute the command. The utility will start scanning for missing corrupted system files. If found any the SFC utility restore them from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. Wait until 100% complete the scanning process after that restart windows.

system file checker tool
system file checker tool

If SFC scan results windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.Then Run the DISM command, which repairs the system image and allow SFC to do its job. To do this type below command on administrative command prompt. wait for 100% complete the process and Again Run SFC / scannow command. Restart windows and check There is no more BSOD errors.


Check Disk Drive Errors

Again Sometimes, Hard disk errors, bad sectors, Corrupted file system can cause memory management stop error. In that case, Running chkdsk command can be helpful. to check and fix disk drive errors. To do this again open command prompt as administrator and type command chkdks C: /f /r  

Run Check disk on Windows 10
Run Check disk on Windows 10

may ask for shadule to run check disk errors on next reboot. Simply press Y key, Close command prompt and restart windows. Your PC will automatically scan and fix some basic problems of your hard disk partition. You can read more about it, from here How to Find & Fix Hard Disk Problems.

Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

As the name suggests, the memory management error relates to the computer’s memory and that can be a physical problem with the RAM installed, too. Running Windows’ own Memory Diagnostic Tool can help discover if this is the root of the problem. If it tells you that your memory is the problem, you can change it. Here’s how to run a Windows Memory Diagnostic tool:

Click on Start menu search, type windows diagnostic tool and open Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. Click ‘Restart now’, and Windows will begin putting your RAM through its paces.

Choose options on Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Choose options on Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

When Windows restarts, it will tell you if there is something wrong with your memory. If there is, then you’ll have to either replace the RAM yourself or send back your computer if it’s under warranty. You can Read more details about memory diagnostic tool here.

Increase Virtual Memory

Some users on Microsoft forum, Reddit report increasing virtual memory, help them to resolve the memory issues or alerts. which may also resolve memory management blue screen error.

To increase, optimize virtual memory press windows + R, type sysdm.cpl and hit enter key. It will open the System Properties window. From there, Go to Advanced tab. Then  Click on Settings under Performance section. From there, Go to Advanced tab and click on Change under virtual memory. uncheck the option Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” box. And Click on Drive (Volume Label) and choose Custom Size.

USB as Virtual memory
USB as Virtual memory

Add new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box and then select “Set”. You can get more help from here How to optimize Virtual memory on windows 10.

Other solutions to Apply

Disable Fast startup: Windows 10 Added fast startup feature to reduce the boot time, and start windows very fast. But this feature has some disadvantages which may cause this Blue Screen error. We recommend to Disable Fast startup and check the problem solved for you or not.

Perform full system scan: In some rare case, the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT blue screen of death error could be caused by virus infection. We recommend performing a full system scan with good antivirus / antimalware application to make sure virus/ spyware not causing the problem.

Run Ccleaner: Also sometimes junk, cache, system error, Temp, junk files or broken registry entries cause different startup problems on the windows computer. We recommend running free system optimizer like Ccleaner To clean up these unnecessary files. And fix broken missing registry entries.

Perform System Restore: If all above solutions failed to fix memory management blue screen error on Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 computer. It’s time to utilize the system restore feature which reverts back current system settings to previous working state.

These are some most applicable solutions to fix Memory Management Blue Screen Error on Windows 10. I hope after applying these solutions fix Memory Management stop error code 0x0000001a for you. Have any query, suggestion or face any difficulty while apply these solutions feel free to discuss in comments below. Also, Read Fix Windows 10 Stuck on Welcome Screen or loading screen After Login.