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Memory Diagnostics Tool - Read Event Viewer Log

How to Read Event Viewer Log for Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool
Published by Brink
04 Jul 2010
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How to Read Event Viewer Log for Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool


information   Information
This will show you how to read the Event Viewer log to see the results of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Note   Note
If you just ran the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool, then it may take a bit before it actual shows up in the Event Viewer.
warning   Warning
You will need to be logged in as administrator to be able to open Event Viewer.




Here's How:
1. If you have not already, you will need to have ran the Memory Diagnostics Tool prior before it will be in the Event Viewer System log.

2. Open the Start Menu, and type eventvwr.msc in the search box and press enter.

3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes (Windows 7) or Continue (Vista).

4. In the left pane of Event Viewer, double click on Windows Logs to expand it, then right click on System and click on Find. (see screenshot below)
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5. Copy and paste MemoryDiagnostics-Results into the line, and click on Find Next. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can continue to click on Find Next to search for other older system logs (if available) for the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool to see them as well.
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6. You will now see the system log for the results of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool. (see screenshot below)
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7. When finished searching for Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool system logs, you can close the Find window. (see screenshot below step 5)

8. When finished, you can close Event Viewer.
That's it,
Shawn







02 Nov 2013   #1
bangdosa

Win 7 Ultimate x64 bit SP1
 
 

I can't seem to find an event log of the memory diagnostics tool in event viewer...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello bangdosa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Was the Memory Diagnostics Tool able to completely finish running before checking the log?
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02 Nov 2013   #3
bangdosa

Win 7 Ultimate x64 bit SP1
 
 

I believe it did. I know it got to around 80%ish before I looked away. Next thing I saw was windows starting. should I try it again and see if it does finish? when it finishes should it automatically restart or results show?
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02 Nov 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It'll automatically restart when ran.

It may take a bit before it actual shows up in Event Viewer since you just ran it.

Did you run the tool from within Windows? (not in Safe Mode)
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02 Nov 2013   #5
bangdosa

Win 7 Ultimate x64 bit SP1
 
 

Yes I told the memory diagnostic to run in windows so it restarted and did it before restarting windows
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02 Nov 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you can't get any results, then you might give a Memtest86+ a try instead.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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03 Nov 2013   #7
bangdosa

Win 7 Ultimate x64 bit SP1
 
 

ok will do. Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2013   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2014   #9
Alivefd

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So, does this means I have 2 bad memory?


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