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  1. #1
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    memtest86 vs memtest

    I realized that there are two programs people are talking about.. There is memtest which is run in windows and memtest86 that is run in bios. Which should I sue .. I still can't figure out how to use memtest86. Can anybody give me any info.. In the website there are so many files to download I don't know which one to look at. thanks

  2. #2
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    Re: memtest86 vs memtest

    The files there are just preparations for different boot media (floppy, CDROM, USB stick) - the program is all the same. Choose your weapon, download the file, read the instructions that come with it

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    Re: memtest86 vs memtest

    My generic memtest instructions -
    If you downloaded the Windows version - Pre-Compiled Memtest86 v3.1a installable from
    Windows and DOS - you should have unzipped 4 files. install.bat, rawrite.exe, memtest.bin
    and README.txt. Click on rawrite.exe and it will open a DOS Window. At the cursor type
    memtest.bin and hit Enter. At the next cursor type A then hit Enter. Insert a formatted floppy
    into A drive and hit Enter. You now have a Memtest bootable floppy that will start
    automatically. Just insert it in your floppy drive and reboot.
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    Re: memtest86 vs memtest

    ... and for the CDROM path: You download an .ISO image. Use your favorite burn software to get that onto a blank CDR, then go boot from that.

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