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Memtest86 WON'T BOOT in XP

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June 1, 2012 5:51:41 PM

Hello,
Hi & thanks so much for your work & program,

I think I have corrupted RAM in my Toshiba laptop A305-S6837) & I wanted to test it so I downloaded MEMTEST86. For unknown reasons though, all the CD/DvD's (about 12 of them) I have burned will just not boot. {Yes in the BIOS I have enabled the CD as the first boot device}. I have tried both memtest86-4.0a.iso & memtest86-3.5b.iso. I burned them on a Toshiba laptop 'Win 7 Home' computer. [I did find that my Firewall (Agnitum Outpost) was preventing all the burns so I turned it off].

With memtest86-4.0a.iso, only 3 files appeared burned;

ISOLINUX
SRC_V40A (144Kb)
SRC_V40A (132Kb)

With memtest86-3.5b.iso, 5 files burned;

ISOLINUX
README
SRC_V35B (176Kb)
SRC_V35B (187Kb)
USRGUIDE

Then I tried burning only the files WITHIN ISOLINUX & I got 6 files;

BOOT.CAT
BOOT.TXT
ISOLINUX.bin
ISOLINUX.CFG
MEMTEST
MEMTEST. P

I tried booting all these CD's/DvD's on a Win XP SP3 Toshiba laptop but nothing happens & it just boots into Windows... until it crashes or freezes within moments, because of a suspected RAM problem.

Please advise. With much thanks,
Rob
:cry: 

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June 1, 2012 6:03:04 PM

You can grab a version of Hiren's boot disk or a Linux Live CD and find Memtest86 on them.
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