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Memory Tester did not start

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LauraMJ, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    I downloaded a memory tester from the Microsoft site, created a floppy disc as instructed, and had it in the floppy drive upon start up, but nothing happened. It never started, the computer just loaded as usual to the desktop and sat there.

    Does anyone know why the memory tester would not start when I turned the computer on?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dai

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    have you set the computer to boot from floppy first in the bios
     
  3. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Hmmm....no, I did nothing like that. I don't even know how to get INTO the BIOS. :confused:
     
  4. Nyarlathotep

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    you probably need to set the boot sequence in the BIOS to load from the floppy drive first.
     
  5. Nyarlathotep

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    (missed the boat on that one, too slow of a typer I guess) To access most computers BIOS you press the delete key when you first tuen it on but some computers use the F1 key. (F10 if its a compaq presario) Within the BIOS you will find a setting for the boot sequence, adjust it do boot from drive A first and drive C second or after
     
  6. LauraMJ

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    Thank you!

    I will try that and then try to run the memory tester again.

    I appreciate the help :)
     
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