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I know some of you don't like the hustle of using bootable CDs to run memtest, probably you feel too lazy coz of the process of downloading an image like around 200MB (Hiren's boot) and then writing it. Here is a quick and snappy way to get it all up and running within minutes if not seconds.

Download this memtest image for USB:

Windows users:
http://www.memtest86.com/downloads/memtest86-usb.img.zip

Linux users:
http://www.memtest86.com/downloads/memtest86-usb.tar.gz

Extract the contents and get a USB thumb drive, format your thumbdrive with windows first then run the imageUSB executable. If you have a thumb drive that you already use for some other work, you can still follow, I will show you how to return it back to its normal working status.

The thumb drive will now become bootable and will automatically run memtest 4.3 when you reboot into USB (bios setting to boot from usb).


To return your thumb drive to normal working status:-

Access your cmd (in windows)
type in "DISKPART" (without the quotes)
then "clean"
then "create partition primary"
then "set active"
then "format"
it will then format it to default FAT32 otherwise you could specify "format fs=ntfs" to format it in ntfs filing system.

And your good! back to normal having tested your rams easy without the hastle of CDs, downloading massive images and image writing. The download is still reusable anytime so you can repeat the whole process as many times as you want.
post #2 of 5
You could also use the auto-key USB installer - http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20/memtest86+-4.20.usb.installer.zip

It will do everything for you (format, make it bootable, write necessary files, etc).
post #3 of 5
it's easier if you put the memtest into PXE wink.gif
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Isn't there a newer version of memtest? 4.3???
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Ya but it's beta
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