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N88TR

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#1 8 years ago

I need to run memtest to check to make sure my memory is running correctly. On their website

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

they have an .iso I can use on my disc. My question is when I burn a boot disk it is just the .iso on it or do I need other files? When I googled making a boot cd I get instructions like this

How to Create a Bootable Windows XP Setup CD/DVD from a Pre-loaded/Preinstalled Windows System (howtohaven.com)

they seem overly complicated?

I just need to run memtest for a few hours to weed out any memory issues. How would you do this if it was you? I use XP pro currently but will be upgrading my video and OS to Win7 so I want to make sure my memory is stable before going ahead with the upgrade.

Thank you!




hoelmkjaer

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#2 8 years ago

The .iso is all you need. It's an image file, so unless you're running Win 7 you'll need a program to burn it. Anyways... ImgBurn is an excellent tool IMO. Download, install, run and choose "Write image file to disc". About as easy as it gets.

If you're running Win 7 just put a new cd in the tray, right click the .iso file, click open with... and then "Windows disc image burner"

Good luck




*The.Doctor

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#3 8 years ago

Just burn the ISO file to the disc (ImgBurn is good for that as suggested above) and make sure you set your CD/DVD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS.

It should boot straight into Memtest and begin testing without you needing to do anything else.




hoelmkjaer

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#4 8 years ago

Ah... forgot about the boot part. Thanks Doc