Normally, this should not be a problem. But usually, it always is. The Memtest86+ website hosts a specially prepped EXE auto-installer file that will format your USB flash drive, copy Memtest86+ binaries to it and make it bootable.
It's packed as a ZIP file and should work with Windows 7. The name of the file you run is
Memtest86+ USB Installer.exe but I am having no luck with it today. Simply because I am unable to select my USB flash drive from the drop down menu. The menu is not showing any selectable item.
I tried version 5.01 and 4.20 on Windows 7 and got the same results. Can't select my USB flash drive. The flash drive is a SanDisk 4 GB Cruzer Blade, just unwrapped, brand new. I had it formatted with FAT32 inside Explorer to get rid of the extra software that SanDisk puts on it. I also rebooted Windows to make sure drivers are loaded. I can use the flash drive to copy files back and forth effortlessly, it just won't show up in the Memtest86+ prep tool.
I did try downloading the pre-compiled bootable binary for version 5.01 and tried to prep the USB flash drive with it using Linux Pen Drive. Inside this tool (
Universal-USB-Installer-188.8.131.52.exe) I selected "Try Unlisted Linux ISO". I got the same problem here. The USB flash drive is just not showing up.
However! Inside this tool you can select "Show all Drives". That way I can select my USB flash drive and hit the Create button.
It starts working on it but then returns an error. Some files are copied to the USB flash drive.
What else can a man do to get this thing working?
Logs are always nice...
Closing All Open Explorer Windows Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\fat32format.exe... 100% Formatting G: as Fat32 Warning ALL data on drive 'G' will be lost irretrievably, are you sure (y/n) :Size : 4GB 7821280 sectors 512 Bytes Per Sector, Cluster size 2048 bytes Volume ID is 13f8:1e63 32 Reserved Sectors, 15217 Sectors per FAT, 2 fats 1947703 Total clusters 1947702 Free Clusters Formatting drive G:... Clearing out 30470 sectors for Reserved sectors, fats and root cluster... Wrote 15600640 bytes in 6.45 seconds, 2.31 Megabytes/sec Initialising reserved sectors and FATs... Done Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\syslinux.exe... 100% Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\syslinux.cfg... 100% Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\7zG.exe... 100% Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\7z.dll... 100% Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\chain.c32... 100% Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\menu.c32... 100% Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\vesamenu.c32... 100% Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\mbrid Create folder: G:\uui Copy to G:\uui\syslinux.cfg Executing syslinux on G: Execute: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\syslinux.exe -maf -d /uui G: Syslinux Errors 0 Creating Label UUI on G: Extracting the iso: The progress bar will not move until finished. Please be patient... Execute: "C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\7zG.exe" x "C:\Users\support24\Downloads\memtest86+-5.01.iso\memtest86+-5.01.iso" -o"G:\" -y -x![BOOT]* Editing Configuration Files Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\Uni-USB-Installer-Copying.txt... 100% Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\Uni-USB-Installer-Readme.txt... 100% Extract: C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\license.txt... 100% C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\Uni-USB-Installer-Copying.txt -> G:\Uni-USB-Installer-Copying.txt 1 File(s) copied C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\Uni-USB-Installer-Readme.txt -> G:\Uni-USB-Installer-Readme.txt 1 File(s) copied C:\Users\SUPPOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nskE617.tmp\license.txt -> G:\license.txt 1 File(s) copied Checking if we need to replace vesamenu.c32, menu.c32, and chain.c32 Installation Done, Process is Complete!