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Memtest86+ for Windows8?

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I ran my memtest cd to check for some bad sectors on my ram and it won't even load. Is this program compatible with windows 8?? Or should I just re-burn the cd or make a bootable flash?
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Memtest86+ is not dependent on any specific OS. You could boot to it even if you had no OS or hard drive installed. So if you aren't booting to it, press F10 or whatever key to select a temporary startup device and select your DVD drive (NOT the UEFI version, just regular boot). If you are booting to it and it's hanging, make sure you're on the latest version (either 4.2 stable or 5.00 RC1). You can also try doing fail safe, which as soon as memtest86+ starts loading press F1 and it should have a wider range of compatibility with hardware. If memtest86+ still hangs upon loading it could also possibly be bad memory.
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