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I have found a RAM error with MemTest86+ (the version included with Ubuntu 13.04), it says:

Failing address: 002f796c48 -    759.5 MB

I have no money to buy new RAM now and the error seems to be single so I hope I can just override it.

In Linux there is a memmap kernel parameter that can be specified in the boot loader configuration file lets to blacklist a particular RAM area easily.

Perhaps there is a similar parameter boot.ini parameter or other way to do the same in Windows? I am interested in both Windows 7 and XP solutions.

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Related question: superuser.com/questions/420051/… –  Matt H May 8 '13 at 3:28

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/BURNMEMORY and /MAXMEM boot.ini options

Boot Parameters to Manipulate Memory

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-1 - this doesn't seem to answer the question at all. where is one to put the address of the failing byte of memory? –  ncdownpat May 8 '13 at 1:53
    
@tapped-out morning))) –  STTR May 8 '13 at 1:56
    
Having read the linked article I still don't understand what of the options to use at all and what to specify to skip a single byte but not the bytes remaining after it (it doesn't look reasonable to limit yourself with just 759 MB out of 4 GBs when just a single bit is bad). –  Ivan May 8 '13 at 2:45
    
@Ivan - You asked for a solution and this is it. The only other solution is to simply remove the bad memory. That will just be a trial and error operation. –  Ramhound May 8 '13 at 3:22

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