Fix Memory Management error 0x0000001A on Windows 10

Many Blue Screen of Death errors are caused due to hardware failure or other hardware related problems. One such case is with:

Memory Management error 0x0000001A on Windows 10

Memory Management Error 0x0000001a On Windows 10

This error usually occurs when the user tries to upgrade or update Windows 10.

Cause

The statement of the error points towards a severe memory management error. The causes could be hardware failure or a certain hardware being unable to interact with the system.

Preliminary steps

1] Restart the system and try updating Windows again. In case the error occured while trying to install a cumulative update, it won’t reoccur if the update is successfully installed. Furthermore, it might help update the drivers.

Check For Updates

 

2] Run a full anti-virus and anti-malware scan in the system.

3] Uninstall recently installed suspicious programs.

4] Disconnect the hardware peripherals and reconnect them one by one to isolate which one of them is problematic.

Thereafter, proceed with the following troubleshooting steps:

1] Update device drivers

2] Use the Window Memory Diagnostics Tool

3] Run Disk Cleanup

4] Run the DISM tool and SFC scan

5] Run the CHKDSK scan to check for bad sectors in the hard drive

Solution 1] Update device drivers

The general procedure to update device drivers is mentioned here. However, updating all the drivers one by one is a cumbersome procedure. Thus, we could use a third-party software or the automatic update option from Intel’s download center.

Solution 2] Use the Window Memory Diagnostics Tool

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command mdsched.exe. Press Enter to open the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool.

 

Mdsched

 

2] Select Restart now and check for problems (recommended).

Restart Now Mdsched.exe

 

Solution 3] Run Disk Cleanup

1] Search for Disk Cleanup in the Windows search bar and click to open the option.

Disk Cleanup

 

2] Select the drive to cleanup (I would suggest cleaning all the drives one by one) and then click OK to run the procedure.

Select Drive For Disk Cleanup

3] Restart the system and check if it helps.

 

Solution 4] Run the DISM tool and SFC scan

An SFC scan would help check for missing or corrupt files in the system and replace them.

1] Search for Command Prompt in the Windows search bar and right-click on the option.Select Run as administrator.

2] Type the following command and press Enter to execute it:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

 

Dism

 

3] Thereafter, type the following command and press Enter to run the SFC scan:



 

sfc /scannow

 

Sfc Scan

4] Restart the system once the commands have executed.

 

Solution 5] Run the CHKDSK scan to check for bad sectors in the hard drive

The CHKDSK scan checks for bad sectors in the hard drive and fixes them if possible. Here’s the procedure to run a CHKDSK scan.


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