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Problem with memtest- says it cant load dos

By etherga
Jun 8, 2005
  1. Hey, trying to run memtest to pinpoint a problem or rule out a possibility and i created the ISO and burned it to a bootable cdr. When it boots from the cd it just says CANNOT LOAD DOS! Press any key to try again.
    Any thoughts on this?
    I'm using winxp, system profile is in profile
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Im not to familiar with the Ramtest programme.

    Maybe you should try the memtest86+ programme from www.memtest.org

    Regards Howard ;)
     
  3. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    yea meant memtest, sorry. memtest is what i'm trying to use
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Maybe there was an error during burning, or maybe the download was corrupt in some way.

    Regards Howard :cool:
     
  5. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    well i thoguht that as well. I dl'd burned 2 separate times and both gave the same error. Not only that, i downloaded a Microsoft version of memtest, burned the ISO, booted it, and got the same exact error. I never really remember having any problems with this comp (mouse problem included) until after i updated the MSI mainboard drivers. Is there any way to roll these drivers back to factory settings? I dont use windows restore so that option is out.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    How did you burn the iso image?

    Take a look HERE

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  7. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    I downloaded the ISO, and used a cdburning program to burn the ISO to the disc so that its marked a bootable disc.

    Note: I actually specified the prog to make it a bootable ISO when it burns.
     
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    That was wrong. If you already have a bootable ISO then all you need to do is burn that image. And make sure you burn it as a CD image, not as a file.
     
  9. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Or just use the floppy version...

    patio. :cool:
     
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