MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001A error on Windows 10

If your Windows PC crashes all of a sudden with a Blue Screen error message MEMORY_MANAGEMENT accompanied by Stop Code 0x0000001A, then chances are that its a hardware problem you have encountered. It can be either an issue with RAM or Hard disk or a malware taking up all memory on your PC, and making it crash. This error can also occur while upgrading Windows. In this guide, we share how you can fix this Memory Management error on Windows 10.

Memory Management 0x0000001A Error

Memory Management Error 0x0000001A

The MEMORY_MANAGEMENT bug check has a value of 0x0000001A. This indicates that a severe memory management error occurred.

1] Run Antivirus Scan for Malware

Make sure to scan your PC for known virus and malware using one of the popular antivirus software. In case they are causing a memory issue, it can be resolved by removing them from the System. You can also try booting your PC in Safe Mode, and then run the software for the scan.

2] Update Device Drivers

Check with Windows Update, and see if there is an update pending which relates with your Device Drivers. If necessary, you can always install them manually from the OEMs website.

3] Test your RAM

Since this is a memory issue, you can run the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool to figure out if the RAM module has gone corrupt.

If your RAM is corrupt, you may have to buy a new one or change your motherboard in the worst case.

You may also want to try some Advanced Memory Diagnostic on Windows, with Memtest86+.

4] Clean Up Temporary Files and System Files

Configure Storage Sense in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with Storage Sense feature which can either automatically clean all the temporary files from your computer or you can do it manually.

When run manually makes sure to check folders like download where you keep downloading files. This will make sure you are not deleting important files.

5] Run DISM Tool
When you run DISM (Deployment Imaging and Servicing Managemen) tool it will repair Windows System Image and Windows Component Store in Windows 10. All of the system inconsistencies and corruptions should be fixed. You can either use Powershell or command prompt to execute this command.

6] Run System File Checker

RUN SFC or System File Checker

This will repair corrupted or damaged Windows files. You will need to run this command from elevated CMD i.e. command prompt launched with admin privileges.

7] Repair Hard Disk errors

Reduce ChkDsk Countdown Time in Windows 10

In the case of errors on the hard drive, the update will fail as the system will think that it’s not healthy. You should run chkdsk in the command prompt to resolve those issues. If this cannot solve your problem, you may have to think about replacing your hard drive. When you do so, make sure to backup all your data on the Windows 10 PC. You can also use it as a secondary hard drive.

8] Use System Restore

It is always best to restore your PC to the last known good state if you find things getting complicated.

Let us know if any of these solutions helped in resolving in this Memory Management error.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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