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bios upgrade, memtest86+ won't stop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by melissa_1959, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. melissa_1959

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    My son has a DFI NForce3 motherboard. He went to the DFI site and downloaded the bios upgrade using the winflash software. The system then started running memtest86+ (he did not tell it to.)

    It went through a dozen passes -- no errors -- and now he can't get it to stop. He's tried pushing escape but its turning the test back on. He's tried the other tabs on memtest86+ (I can't remember the names) and memtest86+ restarts but he can't get back to Windows.

    How can he turn the darn thing off? I'm not computer literate, but I did a little checking and I came across something that said to take memtest86+ out of the floppy drive or reset the boot order. His memtest86+ is not on a floppy or cd and he can't get the bios to come up to reset a boot order.

    Any ideas how to get Windows to come back up?
     
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    We got it figured out. He rebooted his computer by pressing ESC. Then, as it was coming back on, he kept tapping the DEL key (the key to get into the DFI BIOS). From there, I'm not sure what tab, he disabled the memtest. Then, he rebooted and Windows came right up.
     
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