How to Troubleshoot BSOD Memory Corruption Error?

The Blue Screen of Death, commonly known as BSOD is an iconic error in computer systems that use Windows.

This error brings the execution flow in the operating system to a complete halt and displays an error code as well as a text message on the screen with a blue background. The usual way of dealing with this error is checking the actual reason which caused it. The following guide demonstrates how to deal with this particular BSOD error, the memory corruption error with ease. You might have to replace the hardware, as malfunctioned hardware is one of the lead causes that result in the BSOD error.

 

Solutions

Solution 1: Update the Operating System and Drivers

It is strongly recommended to keep your computer system up-to-date at all times. This results in seamless coordination amongst all hardware as well as software components, which all combine to give you the best. Areas which need to be frequently checked for updates include operating system update, hardware drivers update, software update, runtime library update etc. Since this article focuses on Windows platform, the latest version available at the moment for Windows 10 is 1709 and Service Pack 1 for Windows 7.

Driver version entirely depends on the hardware installed in the system. The latest version of the driver can usually be found in the download section at the hardware manufacturer’s website. Software updates also depend on the software programs installed in the system. The usual way of updating them is via the inbuilt update section of the respective program. Runtime library updates include DirectX and Visual C++. These updates also help improve the performance besides fixing existing bugs.

The following web URLs are helpful in getting the latest updates.

Graphics Drivers

AMD: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

Intel: https://downloadcenter.intel.com

Nvidia: https://nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

 

Runtime Libraries

DirectX: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

VisualC++: www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/visual_c_runtime_installer.html

 

Windows 10 Creators Update

The latest version of Window 10 is the Creators Update which was released recently laced with a significant amount of features as well as bug fixes. If automatic update feature is turned on, Windows 10 will be updated automatically without requiring any input on the user’s part. However, if it’s not available yet, the following web URL is helpful in getting it.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028685/

 

Solution 2: Check SATA Connection

System memory, also known as RAM, helps the system to improve the performance by temporarily holding the data in between the processor and the hard drive. Usually, the system memory amount is quite limited, and is expensive to purchase regardless of its model and the make. Therefore Windows provides an intuitive way to hold the data when system memory is totally filled up with data. This method is known as Virtual Memory, and it basically holds the data temporarily on the hard drive instead of the RAM. Virtual Memory doesn’t require any additional hardware as it uses the existing hard drive with the combination of advanced functionalities in the operating system. If the hard drive which acts as Virtual Memory or its connection (SATA cable or SATA port) contains any issues, it leads to memory corruption issues. The following steps demonstrate how to address it with ease.

SATA ports
SATA ports
SATA cable
SATA cable
  1. Remove the SATA cable from the currently plugged port, and plug it into another SATA port.
  2. Install the motherboard SATA drivers. As seen in the following screenshot, the SATA drivers can be found on the motherboard manufacturer’s website. The motherboard’s model number can be found by typing in
    wmic baseboard get product
    in Command Prompt. Now Google up the data to look for the appropriate driver.
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  3. Purchase a new SATA cable and use it to connect the motherboard to the hard drive.
  4. Move the paging file to another hard drive. If the system has multiple hard drives installed, move the paging file to a different partition. Type in View advanced system settings in the Start menu and open it. In the window that opens, click Settings under Performance.
  5. Click the Advanced tab again in the Performance Options window and select Change under Virtual Memory.
  6. Finally, select the partition where the operating system is installed and then select No paging file. Now click Set.
  7. Select another partition of a different hard drive and select System managed size. Click Set once again and click OK to save the changes. You will be required to restart the computer for these changes to take effect.
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Raza Ali Kazmi

Raza Ali is content editor and publisher at Sorcim Technologies.