[SPAM] - Re: Files are Different Problem - Found word(s) list error XXX in the Text body

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 09:21:24 CDT 2008


der Mouse wrote:
>>> Try running memtest86 on the machine.  [...]
>> I attempted to search for any WXP programs named *mem*.type and
>> *test*.type with type being exe, com, bat or lnk.  I found only
>> mem.exe which only seem to work for DOS.
> 
>> Can anyone suggest a RAM testing option?
> 
> memtest86 would be my suggestion too.
> 
> I'm not sure what "WXP" is, but perhaps what you're missing is that
> memtest86 is a completely standalone program, one that runs sans
> operating system (as indeed it semi-must, since it wants to mess with
> things not normally accessible except to the OS, such as memory
> controllers and memory error interrupts).  Some Linux distros - the
> Fedora name comes to mind - provide it as a boot option on their
> install CD images, which may be the simplest way for you to get it.

It even comes burned into the ROM on some newish PCs.

Peace...  Sridhar



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