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Old 03-08-2007, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default I need help Creating a bootable Memtest86 disc

I've seen this done but i'm not sure what i'm doing wrong. I'm not positive but some errors i'm getting lead me to believe my ram is messed up. I've download the iso version of memtest86 I don't have a floppy drive. It says to extract the file which I did. I then went into the folder and found the memtest.iso and burnt it to a cd. I then restarted my computer and tried to boot it from the cd. It does nothing then goes to windows after a few seconds. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Creating a bootable Memtest86 disc

Did you set your computer to boot to CD first in the BIOS?
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: Creating a bootable Memtest86 disc

i'm pretty sure you need a program to burn the iso to a cd but im not 100% sure on that.

edit - actually the program you have may work but you has to have a "burn image" type function. For instance my Nero burning program has this. The important thing is that it's not the same as just simply burning the file on a disk.
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Default Re: Creating a bootable Memtest86 disc

Update- Looked in nero for a burn image option. Did find it under backup options etc. +1 D88 just tried it on my other computer booted right into memtest thanks a bunch!
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yes, buring an image works great for cd's like that. or when burning a saved CD copy to a new CD and still have all the functionality (unless the original had safe CD on it.)

as a good rule of thumb, if it has an auto-play or is a bootable CD, burn an image of the file.
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