Solved: Memory Management (ntoskrnl.exe) Error

Memory Management BSOD (ntoskrnl.exe) on Windows 10 usually caused by problems with memory hardware (RAM) malfunctioned, outdated Driver or System file corruption, Apply solutions listed here to fix the problem

Getting “Memory Management BSOD” at startup? After Windows 10 upgrade system frequently crashes with stop code MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD? This is because Windows detects a malfunction in the system memory or drivers, it crashes itself and displays this BSOD error message. Again sometimes you may notice while open the Google chrome browser system freezes and restart with stop code memory management BSOD ntoskrnl.exe. When Chrome requests for more memory or when it tries to access the network, and demand is raised for more memory, the memory management program fails and that results:

your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart we’re just collecting some error info Stop Code: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

What is memory management on Windows 10?

Memory management is the process that manages memory usage in your computer. It keeps track of every byte of memory in your computer, and whether it’s free or being used. It decides how much memory to allocate to certain processes (including the programs you launch), and when to give it to them. It also ‘frees up’ memory when you close a program by marking it as available to be used by something else.

But sometimes due to system file corruption hardware issue or malfunctioned, outdated, corrupted Device drivers, it crashes that results stop code MEMORY MANAGEMENT BSOD on Windows 10.

Windows 10 Memory Management BSOD

If you are also struggling form this Windows 10 BSOD error, Here we have some effective solutions that help to get rid of 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 drivers not causing the issue. Here is how to update or Reinstall Device drivers on windows 10.

  • Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and ok to open Device Manager.
  • This will display all installed driver list look for any driver with a 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 the display adapter right-click on the 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

Or To reinstall the driver first visit the 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 the next start run/install the driver setup.exe which you downloaded from the manufacturer’s 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 cause this memory management blue screen error.

To run the 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.

Run sfc utility

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 allows 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, the Corrupted file system can cause memory management to 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  

check disk errors

This will ask for scheduled to run check disk errors on the next reboot. Simply press Y key, Close the 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.

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 the memory diagnostic tool here.

Increase Virtual Memory

Some users on the 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 the enter key.
  • It will open the System Properties window.
  • From there, Go to the Advanced tab.
  • Then click on Settings under the Performance section.
  • Go to the 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.

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 is solved for you or not.

Perform full system scan: In some rare cases, 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 applications to make sure viruses/ 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 a free system optimizer like Ccleaner To clean up these unnecessary files. And fix broken missing registry entries.

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

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