MEMTEST86 wont run from CD with ISO file

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ShadetreePC'er

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Pretty much just that. I suspect a hardware concern in my PC related to

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/749125-xp-sp2-extreamly-slow-after.html

I have, from another PC, found memtest86 and extracted and written the ISO file to a CD and tried to reboot but it will not run the CD. I made a new CD over in case I had something wrong. No dice. BIOS are set to boot from CD, system stops and looks for bootable CD on start but will not read/start memtest.

Please help I have had not had a PC for 3 weeks now
 

Frank4d

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You have to burn the ISO to CD... not copy it to CD. In Nero there is a "copy and backup" > "burn image to disk" option. What CD burning software are you using?
 

ShadetreePC'er

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Thanks for the reply - Iguess that would be why it is not working.

Only used Windows since I have not been able to restore PC yet have nothing on it. I can not even get on line, dont know why, using hardline.

My laptop is a corporate issued and has also no special S/W. I do have admin rights but must be sensitive to uses

Do I have options?
 

ShadetreePC'er

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Should have done this along time ago, I swapped my RAM, 2X2GB, whit it self - primary to secondary and PC is way faster. I guess it off to Best Buy
 
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