Where are the diagnostics?

You need to confirm that a recent memory upgrade to a Windows Vista computer is working properly. Where can you find the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool?

A) The Windows Vista installation media

B) Control Panel / Memory Diagnostics

C) Control Panel / Administrative Tools

D) Control Panel / Device Manager

E) Memory? I don’t remember.

The answer: A) The Windows Vista installation media

Although you can find many third-party memory diagnostic tools, Microsoft was nice enough to send along a capable memory testing utility on the Windows Vista installation media.

Want to know more? Watch “Troubleshooting Memory.”

The process of troubleshooting memory is a combination of physical troubleshooting and software diagnostics. In this video, you’ll learn what to look for when troubleshooting the memory installation on the motherboard and how to use memory diagnostics software to diagnose memory issues.