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MEMDISK: Image seems to have fractional end cylinder, or cached packing 01PXE API call failed

I am attempting to pxe boot memtest86 onto a Supermicro unit, and I am having a lot of trouble with it. Using the iso from memtest86, I receive the following error: command line:iso raw initrd=...
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Recover Data from an eMMC on a Device with Bad Memory

I just lost a laptop to bad RAM. I don't have anything I need to recover from it and I've already disposed of it, so for me this is just a hypothetical question. When recovering data on a device with ...
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Memtest86 shows errors only if I run it shortly after a game

I'm running Memtest86 on a PC and it reports errors, but only if I run it within about 5 min after playing a video game. If I run Memtest86 after computer was off or idle for some period of time, ...
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Boot memtest86 from hard drive

Is it possible to boot into memtest86 from the hard drive (i.e. add it to my Grub menu), without burning it to a CD/USB, or creating an extra partition. I expect it should be possible, because Debian ...
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Memtest crashing PC during high RAM usage

I have a new build and am trying to work out some kinks regarding crashing... it seems my new ram is unstable at the advertised clock speed as when I run HCI Memtest using close to all the available ...
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memtest86 doesn't seem to be testing all RAM memory

About a year ago I started getting application crashes and using memtest86 found one memory module had errors. This was one 2GB module in an 8GB configuration. It was under warranty so I got a ...
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Map Memtest86 memory error report to actual DIMM

Given: motherboard Intel DBS1200BTL, which started to exhibit hardware problems, most probably RAM-related. After booting MemTest86 v7.5 (from USB stick), I receive ECC error reports, but I can't ...
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Why does memtest show a bitflip of the same bit across multiple addresses?

I had the unfortunate experience of failing a memtest today, but the results seem a bit peculiar and I have several questions about them. Of course this will probably end in me returning the RAM, but ...
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What does this memtest result mean?

I have been having trouble with my macbook pro mid 2014 freezing. I couldn't find anything in any log and I've tried updating all software etc, and I still get freezing a few times a day, requiring a ...
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Is it okay to interrupt Memtest86+?

My Wasta Linux machine has been freezing at seemingly random moments. (Not slowing down; only freezing to the point where it won't respond to any interrupts except a hard restart.) I'm running ...
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Is it possible to run memtest on a system with mirrored memory? Will the test be valid/safe?

I recently built a workstation with 256GB of memory. Typically when testing a new system I like to run at least three full passes in memtest to make sure the memory is good. However, with 256GB of ...
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Memtest-86 shows errors, but only when using KVM

My HP ProBook 4530s notebook (4 GB RAM, shared video memory) has been running slowly lately, so I ran memtest86 4.0a to check for memory problems. If I use it in notebook mode, with the native ...
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BlueScreen and then memtest86 crashed, time to buy a new PC?

I think my computer has a hardware problem. It's a 5 years old Dell XPS 8100, the same one which had shutdown problems 3 months ago (by the way, those problems just stopped happening, magically I ...
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Memtest86 showed errors with my RAM… what next?

I've been experiencing BSOD's for years now, and they've recently gotten worse. I'm fed up with them and decided to get rid of them once and for all. I often get messages regarding/mentioning memory, ...
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memtest86 taking a lot of time

I'm new to using memtest; my problem is that I've been running memtest86 now for about 13hrs and its only 90% in pass 2/4 ?? It's currently showing 25 errors. My question is: Is this in some way ...
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Is the RAM in my computer failing?

Today, I decided to turn on my old laptop and experienced several issues, including system hanging and numerous graphical issues. I decided to run Memtest86 v4.2 and received many errors: As I'm ...
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Laptop freezing no matter OS but hardware seems OK

I'd really appreciate any help anyone can give me. My situation is the following: I got a new Dell XPS 15 9550 two weeks ago. It was running fine until last night when the screen suddenly went black. ...
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System instability + Memtest randomly shows error

i'm struggling with this problem where my ubuntu system (formerly BSODdding windows 7) is unstable. I decided to perform several memtest runs and on 2 out of 4 I had errors. The first one happened on ...
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I got a 64195 error in memtest. What should I do? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo Essential G580 (59-358263) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) and running Windows 10 Pro (latest version). I’m getting blue screen of death (BSOD) a lot, mainly while gaming so I ...
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How can I continue to use Windows on a laptop when its memory has gone bad? [closed]

I have low-budget Asus laptop that has some bad memory (confirmed with memtest) - unfortunately the memory is soldered to the motherboard and is not practically replaceable. I'm able to boot into ...
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Trouble with DDR3 RAM

I have a new custom built computer which is giving me some headaches due random crashes. Sometimes is just smaller problems, such as a Chrome tab closing. But there is times the whole system reboots, ...
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Memtest shows errors outside of the RAM size [duplicate]

I have installed an old 4Gb RAM module in my laptop and run Memtest86+ v5.01 on it. It showed some errors at addresses 44xxMb-45xxMb. This is way beyond 4096Mb. Where does the extra memory come from? ...
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Error on Memtest86 with 2 Modules

When running memtest86 with new 2x4GB modules I get some million errors. Testing them individually results in no errors at all. I already increased the voltage from 1,5V to 1,6V. I also reduced the ...
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Memory tests fail with 2 memory modules but work with either module individually. HP laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6520G

I'm getting recent memory test failures in an HP Pavilion g7-1303sa laptop (one month out of warranty :( ). The memory is the factory installed 6GB installed as a 2GG module in the top slot and 4GB in ...
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Testing Used Memory - MemTest86 Not Working?

I recently purchased 4x 1GB sticks of PC2-6400U RAM for a Core2 system. The first thing that seemed off to me was that the RAM registered as 3.25GB of RAM in Windows 7 (64 bit). Now, I am using PCIe ...
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Different results with Memtest86

I've recently run a Memtest on my computer which have 2 x 4gb DDR3 RAM sticks due to a lot of MEMORY_MANAGEMENT bsods. The result showed 4 errors in a run of 10,5 hours (8 passes) so clearly something ...
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Using a new memory ram and almost a broken memory ram together

I just bought a new memory ram(TwinMOS,2GB,DDR3,1333 MHz),I tested it using memtest and it passed the test without any error but I have another memory ram (GEIL, 2GB,DDR3, 1333MHz) which I used it ...
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I ran Memtest and got errors. What do I do now?

Click to enlarge This is my first time running Memtest and I'm not really sure what these errors mean and what to do with them.
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What is the average time against memory size?

I have 32GB memory being 2 x 8GB a KIT and the other 2 x 8GB single memories(as in not brought as a KIT) and together they make a quad channel, they are all "1600 10 10 10 30" same model and ...
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I would like to test a secondhand laptop [closed]

I'm shopping for a secondhand laptop (Alienware). I would like to know what are main things I should test on the machine. What are some tools/applications to do that? I need to find tools that don't ...
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How to tell which memory stick is bad?

Suspected memory problems after iMac freezes, restarts, etc. Rember showed Failure/Data Mismatch at local address 0x0000.... iMac (10,1) has configuration with 3 memory sticks: 2Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb. Is ...
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Lots of errors in memtest on one of my memory, can I still use it?

I have a RAM stick in my PC that has shown to be full of errors when I run memtest. Can I still use that memory even though it has errors? I'm sure it had errors before and the computer is still ...
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Interpreting memtest - 0 passes

Since I encountered many bluescreen in the last time, I finally got to run the memtest86. I've already read this topic on how to interpret a memtest result, unfortunately it hasnt brought me any ...
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Memtest #5 failing, prime95 failing and BSODs

I've been having a lot of trouble with freezing and bsods with my computer lately, so I took the chance to do a full upgrade. My new system only shares the VGA with the old one, nothing more. Current ...
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How many passes are enough with Memtest?

My computer hangs at random on multiple occasions and on different OSes today, requiring me to hit the reset button. I suspect it could be a memory problem and did a memtest with memtest86. It went ...
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Experiencing memory errors while launching games, failing memtest

I've been getting errors in Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Bioshock. CS:GO will sometimes fail when loading a map and the error contains "0xc0000005" For Bioshock this also will happen when ...
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MemTest is returning large numbers of errors in Test 7, no matter what ram I use

I have been having issues with this computer, and since MemTest said that there were errors on my RAM, I figured replacing it would fix them... However, after replacing the old stick of RAM, I am ...
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Testing memory on NVidia 660 graphics card

Is there a tool for testing the memory on my GTX 660 VGA? I am looking for something like the memory test tools for my "normal" RAM where I can run several test patterns (quick test, comprehensive ...
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Memtest86 reports errors outside memory region [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are the failing addresses in Memtest86+ higher than my total memory? I'm having some hardware related computer issues lately. My desktop contains an Intel Q6600, Gigabyte ...
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Is there a faster way to test RAM than memtest86+?

I have a couple of PCs with 8GB of RAM and for quick checks I'm using an Ubuntu live CD, but in case of troubles I have to resort to memtest86+. However, memtest86+ is taking quite a while to complete....
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SSD testing equivalent of Memtest for RAM?

How does one check if their SSD is failing? I randomly started getting BSOD's for memory and storage related issues... memtest checked out fine, how can I test to see if the SSD might be the culprit? ...
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How does Memtest86 function with bad RAM?

I was reading another question about Memtest and started wondering: How does Memtest86 function with bad RAM? Think about it: Memtest86 needs to store information about how large the RAM is, what it ...
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Memory works fine separately, but not together

I've been given four 1GB Corsair DDR2 memory modules, and am trying to fit them into my computer but am getting BSOD on Windows XP and errors in Memtest86+. I've tried to identify if one particular ...
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memtest86 : unexpected interrupt - halting CPU0

trying to troubleshoot my notebook Acer 5600, I ran Memtest86 with the two 512Mo RAM, with one and the other one, but I have the same error each time : The Windows XP installed crash on connection ...
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Why is memtest repeating single test?

I've been having some problems with my computer. I'll start with a short history. Bought it 11 months ago, immediately there were problems. What would happen is, when I logged in after a long period ...
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bad ram or bad motherboard

I have a computer which crashes after about 5-45 seconds of operation. It can run memtest86+, and it doesn't display any errors, but it doesn't prevent it from crashing within the time frame listed ...
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memtest86+ error explosion, and then nothing

Over the last two weeks my desktop has seemingly all of a sudden become noticeably less stable: frequent BSODs (all with different error messages but all of which were related to memory), difficulties ...
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Memtest86+ crashing

I just installed new RAM into my laptop yesterday. (PC2700 RAM, AMD Athalon 64) Like a good super user, I ran Memtest86+ to make sure the new RAM was good. The results were unlike anything I had seen ...