Free Software Tool #4 & Our Test

March 14, 2006

Memtest86 – A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic

The tool we use to help diagnose hardware memory problems. Memtest86 builds either a bootable flappy disk or a cd rom iso image that you can use to run tests.

Our Test

Sometimes when booting from a floppy disk the following messages scroll up on the screen:

X:8000         AX:0212         BX:8600         CX:0201         DX:0000

This the BIOS reporting floppy disk read errors. Try re-writing the disk. If that does not work replace the disk.

Memtest86 has no support for multiple processors. Memtest86 will execute without problems, but it will only use one CPU.

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