Windows Diagnostics: Built in Problem Solver for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Windows Diagnostics is a tool that Microsoft provides in both the Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. This utility allows users to diagnose and solve many computer problems on their own. The tool is meant to be easy to use and implement.
What is Windows Diagnostics?
Windows Diagnostics is something that Microsoft added to its latest operating systems in order to help combat many of the common memory problems that arise as a result of computer use. The tool is very handy to have and can be initiated manually if you think that there might be a problem with the memory of your computer as it may be acting in an erratic way. While the Windows Memory Diagnostic portion of the Windows Diagnostic will usually kick on automatically if something is amiss, you can still opt to turn it on manually at any time.
What Causes the Need for Windows Diagnostics Help?
Really anything that might be going wrong with your computer’s memory can be checked for problems using Windows Diagnostics. There are many problems that can plague your computer and when these problems get left alone for too long they tend to get worse. The result will be annoying and frequent error messages that pop up and all sorts of problems completing even the most basic tasks. While the Windows Diagnostics will not always solve all the problems that arise on your computer, it is a great place to start looking when something does go wrong.
Using Windows Diagnostics
Again, Windows Diagnostics may not fix all your computer problems, but it is a tool that is certainly worth exploring should you feel the need to do so. If your problem does stem from a memory issue, as many computer problems do, Windows Diagnostics will likely catch it.
- Start your computer (start in Safe Mode by pressing F8 during boot up if you want to be ultra cautious).
- Click the Start Button.
- In the search box you will see type in ‘mdsched.exe’.
- Press the ‘Enter’ key on your keyboard.
- Review the box that will appear.
- Select whether you wish to run the test now or on the next restart.
- If next restart option is used, the tool will run the next time your computer gets booted up.
- If an issue with the memory is found, you will be alerted by Windows Diagnostics.
- Check for solutions and execute.
10. Restart your computer to allow any changes to take effect.
This should help you initiate Windows Diagnostics so you can quickly and easily check your computer’s memory for any problems. Good luck!
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