Windows Memory Diagnostics Not Installed On W10 Pro x64


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows Memory Diagnostics Not Installed On W10 Pro x64


    Hi, running W10 Pro x64 on a desktop with i7 5820k.

    When I try to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic, I initiate the action and restart the computer.

    However, during boot when it gets to the point where it is ready to run the Memory Diagnostic it gives me a message that the Memory Diagnostic (memtest.exe) is not installed, and it needs the memtest.efi file on the installation disk.

    Unfortunately, when I try to run the Memory Diagnostic with the Windows System Desk in the tray, it does not give me an option to install memtest.efi. I'd install it manually, but I cannot understand how to get from memtest.efi to memtest.exe.

    I have googled this, but it is not directly addressed anywhere, except for a few places recommending a Windows reinstall, which is not practical for me.

    Any suggestions as to how to solve this will be appreciated.

    thanks
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  2. Posts : 25,011
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    northstar7 said:
    ...I have googled this, but it is not directly addressed anywhere, except for a few places recommending a Windows reinstall, which is not practical for me...
    You could try the standard repair commands, sfc /scannow then Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10
    Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image

    If it comes to a reinstall, it doesn't have to be a clean install. An in-place repair install keeps all your installed apps and files.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3. Posts : 19,238
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #3

    Windows memory test is very basic and is not right measure to test RAM.
    MemTest86 v7.4 Free Memory Testing Tool Review is much more comprehensive and accurate.
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  4. Posts : 803
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 19044.1766
       #4

    Here is another alternative MemTest that runs under Windows.

    MemTest: RAM reliability tester for Windows

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1569364/o...ability-thread
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  5. Posts : 25,011
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    CountMike said:
    Windows memory test is very basic...
    True. But if it won't even run it makes you wonder what else may not be installed properly. Suggesting alternatives is a workaround, but not the cure - even if its not the best of tests, we should at least try to get it working :)
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  6. Posts : 19,238
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #6

    Bree said:
    True. But if it won't even run it makes you wonder what else may not be installed properly. Suggesting alternatives is a workaround, but not the cure - even if its not a very good test, we should at least try to get it working :)
    Agreed, something is missing and should be fixed, who knows what else could be wrong.
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