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Windows 7: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

06 Jun 2012   #90
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Madozz,

You may try using the USB drive method instead, see if that works any better.


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04 Sep 2012   #91
pmshah

windows 7
 
 

I have been using this for the purpose for many years now. I wonder if someone has come up with any kind of a modified version that could be available as one of the Windows boot menu options to boot directly from the hard disk ! That would be just great.
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04 Sep 2012   #92
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmshah View Post
I wonder if someone has come up with any kind of a modified version that could be available as one of the Windows boot menu options to boot directly from the hard disk ! That would be just great.
That's a great suggestion - many Linux distributions do that if I'm not mistaken. There is an option to run the standard Microsoft??? MemTest during boot, but I can't remeber which key it is.....F8 maybe?

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06 Sep 2012   #93
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

I think you can use EasyBCD (free) which will add any .iso to your boot menu. I've not used it with MemTest but I do use this method to make Acronis True Image an option (along with W7 and WXP x64) on my "normal" boot menu, set to auto-launch W7 after 10sec or something.
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07 Sep 2012   #94
pmshah

windows 7
 
 

Thanks maxseven. I will certainly give it a try when I reach homw base next week. Will post my feedback here.
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18 Sep 2012   #95
Sentinel72

windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Does windows7 not have a built in memory test utility of some sort.?
Thanks.
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18 Sep 2012   #96
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

True
WIN | type MEM | ENTER |
approve the reboot

Memtest86+ is superior, however, for simply spotting a misseated ram stick or one that has really given up the ghost, then the Win7 built-in memory tester is my personal choice.
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18 Sep 2012   #97
Sentinel72

windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
True
WIN | type MEM | ENTER |
approve the reboot

Memtest86+ is superior, however, for simply spotting a misseated ram stick or one that has really given up the ghost, then the Win7 built-in memory tester is my personal choice.
Thank you very much kind sir.
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19 Sep 2012   #98
pmshah

windows 7
 
 

This is my feedback on the Memtest86 +. It worked like a charm using EasyBCD. I also take care of my brothers PCs. He has one that is used by guests and has USB disabled in password protected BIOS for security reasons. Does not have CD/DVD drive either. It is essentially for visiting guests from overseas to be able to check their mail or rudimentary browsing. To top it all Memtest86 + has extremely small footprint and checks its own memory space first and then the rest of ram. Did a perfect job of finding the culprit and saved me a lot of heartburn.

BTW F8 throws up a number of boot options but none for basic memory checking.

I stand corrected. It was the first time I noticed - after adding Memtest to the menu - there was an option for testing memory in the initial boot options list, something I never noticed when I had to use F8 to boot into safe mode. I am still not sure if it is there !

update on 23.09.2012
Now I can definitely state that Memory Diagnostic utility is not available under F8 options. There are only various boot options. Once I added the Memtest86+ using EasyBCD the Windows Memory diagnostics option was also visible / available.
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16 Oct 2012   #99
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I thought I'd add a bit of help with reading the memtest window. the Specs on the bottom, I think, only show up with an Intel CPU.


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