Solved shutdown memory error -- random occurs

Microsoft Windows server 2008 standard -...
February 17, 2019 at 07:53:37
Specs: Windows 10, 16
when I shut down my PC, I sometimes get this memory error. How can I find out what this means?

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February 17, 2019 at 08:27:13
One thing to try... as often it can clear apparent intermittent (or other memory related) error messages.

With all power "fully" removed from the computer - "including the battery" if this it's a laptop - remove all memory modules.

Clean the edge connectors with a "soft" pencil style erase; wipe the edges clean afterwards - with a soft lintless cloth (even a soft tissue). Re-insert one module firmly, and then remove. Re-insert again firmly and remove. Re-insert a third time and leave it there.

Restore power and let system boot up. Presuming it does (and it ought to), close down watch for the error message. If it re-appears - remove all power again and replace that module with the other one - this of course presumes there are at least two modules?

Power up again, and the close down as usual; and watch for the error message.

If it appears with this module as well as the other one, either you have a serious problem with both modules (unlikely) or there is another problem within the system.

If it doesn't appear with one of the modules, then suspect the module that does produce the erro message.

If no message with either module at this time, possibly by cleaning the edge contacts as above you have removed the cause - oxidised edge contacts.

Many advocate memory check utilities, though for me they have invariably been long to run and seldom (never in my experience) been of any value. I prefer to test by substitution - after having cleaned contacts as above. Which is not to say that for some/many "out there" they have been of use.

Why insert/remove re-insert a few times? That is to clean the onboard inner edge connectors - as best one may.

Do NOT use anything abrasive when cleaning the edge connectors; and when re-insetting try to avoid putting you finger tips on those now clean edges - to avoid getting natural body oils on the contacts...

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February 20, 2019 at 10:39:10
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Try running memtest86 or memtest86+ to deteremine if your memory is bad.

Or you can try Windows built-in Memory Diagnostic:

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