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I have never run memtest on my computer. Then suddenly, I start my computer one day and memtest runs...and runs...and runs...It is obviously on a loop, so it won't stop by itself. If I restart the computer, memtest just runs again. I can't find any setting in the BIOS to disable memtest.

How do I make it stop so I can actually USE my computer??

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have a Gigabyte hard drive, with memtest86+, running Ubuntu.

(Memtest turns up no errors when it runs)
Edited by pyTech - 5/27/11 at 10:48am
post #2 of 19
Enter bios and set first boot device (drive c you hard drive with the os.
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I did so - absolutely nothing changed. It was already booting from the hard disk.
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Did you install Memtest on the primary boot device?
You could try installing a bootloader via a linux live cd or something.
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I did not intentionally install memtest - a Google search tells me it comes by default with Ubuntu. I don't have a live CD, unfortunately...
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Hold down Ctrl while booting and the grub boot menu should come up.
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what did you do? you had to do something... it wouldn't just do that on it's own.

If the ctrl trick doesn't work (what I wanted to suggest ), worst case you'll have to boot off of a linux CD, mount your partition, and edit your grub file to fix the menu timeout and default.

YOU must have changed it. hehe
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hit escape?
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hit escape?
+1, This is what works for me... that or CTRL+C just like how you stop a running program in terminal.
    
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