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Windows 7: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

18 Sep 2011   #70
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums surfmore72.

What is the reason you are running memtest86+?
Any crashes?
Testing new RAM?

Sometimes a RAM stick is not fully seated, it may need setting adjustments due to using four RAM cards.

Some system info would help us to offer better suggestions.
Fill in your system specs in the lower left corner of any of your posts, this will help everyone trying to help you.
These links will help with the specs.
SIW - System Information for Windows
System Info - See Your System Specs


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24 Sep 2011   #71
phrozenflame

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Can I use USB for normal stuff after done with memtest? What would i need to do? Just a format?
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24 Sep 2011   #72
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You shouldn't even need to format it, just delete all the files and stick what you want on. You could even leave the files on there, as they take up very little space. That way, if you ever had to use Memtest86 again, you'd already have it all ready to go.

Your call of course.
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07 Oct 2011   #73
Approachable

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't seem to boot from teh CD, when I open it, it has a folder, I open the folder and then there's a BOOT folder and a ReadMe file, ReadMe files says nothing really just says boot the CD, so I go to the BOOT folder, click it and it opens to two otehr files, 1 is a MEM something Dicsc Image file, the other a BOOT file with a security Catelog type, when I double click that file it just says "The file is invalid for the reason: Security Catelog", may not be the xact words, but I've been trying for over as hour, I tried using a DVD-R which is the only dics type I have available, and I tried DEAMON Tools to mount the disc image and both have teh same results, I even downloaded Active something ISO Burner, that didn't yield any results eitehr...
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07 Oct 2011   #74
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Approachable View Post
I can't seem to boot from teh CD, when I open it, it has a folder, I open the folder and then there's a BOOT folder and a ReadMe file, ReadMe files says nothing really just says boot the CD, so I go to the BOOT folder, click it and it opens to two otehr files, 1 is a MEM something Dicsc Image file, the other a BOOT file with a security Catelog type, when I double click that file it just says "The file is invalid for the reason: Security Catelog", may not be the xact words, but I've been trying for over as hour, I tried using a DVD-R which is the only dics type I have available, and I tried DEAMON Tools to mount the disc image and both have teh same results, I even downloaded Active something ISO Burner, that didn't yield any results eitehr...
The disc image file is what you want to burn to a CD or DVD in your case,


Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file
(Windows 7 built-in ISO burn to CD/DVD feature)


OR


Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file

Then you should be able to boot from it, is your optical drive set to boot first?
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14 Nov 2011   #75
AllOnTheBus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS
 
 

Doing pre handover testing in an IT Diploma
at the moment. Last subject for this year
thank the Lord.

The teacher mentioned this tool for use
and now I have a detailed heads up of
how to methodically use for testing. All
assessments are meant to be my own
work but a little help never hurt right.
I wont let on I'm a member of a great forum!

Excellent tutorial - cheers JK
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14 Nov 2011   #76
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you AllOnTheBus.

Be careful not to cheat; it might get you through this assignment, but it won't help you any in life! You'll do yourself a bigger favor if it's all your own work.
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14 Nov 2011   #77
maxseven

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Be careful not to cheat; it might get you through this assignment, but it won't help you any in life! You'll do yourself a bigger favor if it's all your own work.
Good advice JK.

This corollary is one of my personal favorites, which goes something like: the best learning occurs when you solve a problem that is meaningful to you.
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15 Nov 2011   #78
AllOnTheBus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS
 
 
Very true

We both know you are correct on this one
Anyways- I wont copy

I had done some previous research on the program
itself and knew that I had to burn iso to disk,
change boot priority etc.

However I wont have to test each piece of RAM in
each slot as you mentioned here. I just like the methodoligy,
and although this would seem simple to most it
probably would have taken me half a day to come up
with the process of elimination as you have.


Thanks again
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26 Feb 2012   #79
misanthropic42

Windows 7 Professional x64 bit
 
 
This is so perfect

It took me forever to figure out my memtest wasn't working lol..this explained it all.
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