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Windows 7: Memtest86+ crashes as soon as it starts

03 Dec 2012   #1
paul545

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Memtest86+ crashes as soon as it starts

Hi,
I hope this is the right forum.

I'm trying to run memtest 86+ because I suspect I'm having a RAM issue - was getting lots of BSODs and now I am unable to reinstall windows (currently using ubuntu).

I have made a bootable dvd with memtest86+ on it and a bootable usb as well as the built in memtest that is built into the linux grub bootloader. When I boot from any of these devices, the memtest screen (blue, with some writing - I recognize it from screenshots of the program) will pop up for about half a second, then it goes away and my computer restarts. This happens in an endless cycle until I turn the computer off or take the disk/usb out.

Any help?

Thanks,
Paul.


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03 Dec 2012   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

If you fill in your system specs it will be easier to help

Have you tried removing all but one stick of ram, then you can try each stick in each slot to see if you can get it to run
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03 Dec 2012   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya Paul and welcome Mate you got any RAM you could swap out? if a fresh stick works then probably is something wrong. But as Pauly said mate some specs would be nice.
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07 Dec 2012   #4
paul545

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

sorry about my late response.

My specs:
Windows 7 64 bit
intel i5-450m
ATI radeon HD 5650
750 gb HDD (I upgraded to this)
4/8 gb RAM ddr3*

So a little update:
I managed to get windows 7 installed by luck basically, but I was still having some BSOD and gaming problems so I took out one stick of ram (I randomly chose) and was finally able to play a game without it crashing. *This is why I put 4/8 gb RAM, currently just using 4gb.

However, I am still getting some BSOD's, about one a day and some gaming issues (though everything is much better than it was before this whole ordeal, but still very annoying).

As far as memtest86+ , I have tried running it with both stick of RAM in separately, and it did the same error. Screen pops up for half a second, then computer restarts.

Thanks for the replies!
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07 Dec 2012   #5
paul545

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
you got any RAM you could swap out? if a fresh stick works then probably is something wrong.
No I don't have any other RAM other than the 4gb stick that is currently in my laptop and the 4gb stick I just took out.
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07 Dec 2012   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum might be time to run if we can a Hard disk tester a Seatools test might give up something Paul rty it anyway.

SeaTools for Windows - CNET Download.com < just watch out for the addons - AVG bar etc the main site has changed and wants to know drive numbers etc - a pain but....
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07 Dec 2012   #7
paul545

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

ok cool I'll run this tonight.
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07 Dec 2012   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul545 View Post
ok cool I'll run this tonight.
Ok mate there are other ones if this dos not come up with anything
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08 Dec 2012   #9
paul545

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

so I couldn't get seagate tools to run, it required .NET 4 and for some reason that would just not install on my computer. The installation screen just hung at beginning of the installation and the progress bar never moved.

But I looked around and found HD Tune pro (trial). On the health section it says I have 16 unstable sectors.
This is a screenshot imgur: the simple image sharer

I then ran the error scan and for some reason when it got to the end it seemed to reset the test and not show me the results. However, I looked at the test when it was pretty close to the end and there were two damaged blocks. There might be a log file somewhere but I can't find it.

Does this mean my hard drive is breaking or what?

Thanks,
Paul
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08 Dec 2012   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No Paul seem like you have a really bad install there mate.

Now there are few ways of looking at the drive in addition to what you have already run.
Now if you haven't done it yet try a sfc / scannow

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

another one Disk Check

These may pick up the problem they can take a little while depending on the system but it has to be done mate.
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