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Q: stuck in Windows Memory Diagnostic: motherboard or memory problem?

After my new build froze up during boot up into Windows 8, I tried to run Windows 8's built-in Windows Memory Diagnostic, extended setting, but it got stuck at 21% of 1st pass (10% overall) after running it overnight (at least 12 hours). I had 4x4GB memory modules, and re-ran this test with only one stick in different slots, all with the same result: it would quickly get to 10% overall complete, then apparently get stuck there. However I noted that I could still access F1 options when it got to 10% complete, so it wasn't frozen, but the system became extremely slow, with the screen displaying text one word at a time.

Some ideas on how to isolate the problem? I wish I could just return both the motherboard and the memory to the store, but there may be a restocking fee involved with the motherboard unless it's defective.

My parts are:
Intel Core i7-3770K
MSI Z77A-GD65
Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

Other information/symptoms:
- I can not run memtest at bootup either by using a DVD/CD or USB key. The motherboard's boot code indicate that it keeps trying to detect the device (DVD drive or USB key) and then gives up. Maybe memtest isn't compatible with this hardware, or I am not configuring it properly, or there are some hardware problems here.
- The keyboard sometimes did not work during boot up, such as when attempting to select the USB key to boot into memtest (attaching a USB keyboard worked, but I still couldn't get memtest to run)
- I am using Secure Boot. During Windows 8 installation, the UEFI boot menu could not detect the DVD drive if it was connected to the last 2 SATA ports, which was probably due to a different chipset being used.

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Preferred Solution: stuck in Windows Memory Diagnostic: motherboard or memory problem?

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After my new build froze up during boot up into Windows 8, I tried to run Windows 8's built-in Windows Memory Diagnostic, extended setting, but it got stuck at 21% of 1st pass (10% overall) after running it overnight (at least 12 hours). I had 4x4GB memory modules, and re-ran this test with only one stick in different slots, all with the same result: it would quickly get to 10% overall complete, then apparently get stuck there. However I noted that I could still access F1 options when it got to 10% complete, so it wasn't frozen, but the system became extremely slow, with the screen displaying text one word at a time.

Some ideas on how to isolate the problem? I wish I could just return both the motherboard and the memory to the store, but there may be a restocking fee involved with the motherboard unless it's defective.

My parts are:
Intel Core i7-3770K
MSI Z77A-GD65
Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

Other information/symptoms:
- I can not run memtest at bootup either by using a DVD/CD or USB key. The motherboard's boot code indicate that it keeps trying to detect the device (DVD drive or USB key) and then gives up. Maybe memtest isn't compatible with this hardware, or I am not configuring it properly, or there are some hardware problems here.
- The keyboard sometimes did not work during boot up, such as when attempting to select the USB key to boot into memtest (attaching a USB keyboard worked, but I still couldn't get memtest to run)... Read more

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Hi,

I ran Windows Memory Diagnostics multiple times (1GB Ram = 2X512), sometimes it reposrts errors, and sometimes not!

I'm running two OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64Bit, where I'm encountering bad performance, and Windows 7 32Bit which runs smoothly.

I'm not sure if it's really a memory damage or something else. I upgraded lately my CPU from Intel Pentium 4 506 to Intel Core 2 Duo 7500 (compatible with my mobo), when the BSOD appeared again and again.

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic Reports Memory Problems

Hello TheHero2012, welcome to SF!

For better mem testing use:
Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.
Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...test-memtest86
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Sorry, should have read better. W7 64B will not run on just 1Gb of RAM.
If it runs ok on the 32B then there is prob nothing wrong with the ram itself.

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Hello , I am writing to you from my friends computer.

I am running windows 7 for long time and I havent came accross this yet , so this is what happend in shorter version :

I was using my computer when the screen just went black. I just tought to myself its probably something wrong with my memory so i ran the Memory Diagnostic Tool ,I picked the first choice that it recommended "Save work and restart the system".

The computer restarted , and the tool started to work after 15-20 minutes it was nearly done 90 somthing % , i just went down stairs to get a drink and when i came backed upstairs i realised that the scanning is at 8% again , I tought maybe thats how it works , scans 2-3 times , i lefted the computer working over the night when i waken up the tool was still working , went to work , came backed and the tool was still working , i just said to myself this has to be wrong , i unpluged the pc left it over the night. Turned it on , the diagnostic tool started itself again , The scan was neraly over when just again i realised that this think goes in infinity. I pressed the " Esc" button as it said to finish but when i press the button the scan just resets and goes from 0% again

It doesnt want to let me run safe mode or anything else , only go to bios set up.

I would really appreciate if you could help me guys, bye

A:Windows 7 Memory Diagnostic Tool Huge problem

The Memory test repeats itself unless it encounters an error if you want to set it to run a certain number of times press F1 and enter a number (1-99). You can also pick what type of test you want to run and whether it is buffered or unbuffered.

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I ran the extended test overnight and this morning it had rebooted into Vista. The problem is that there are no results in the toolbar to be viewed as the tutorial said it should be. Where can I view the results of the memory test?

A:Memory Diagnostic Tool Problem

Which memory test, which tool, and which tutorial? I'm presuming that you're using the built in memory tester - and it should've given you a notice if it passed the test or if it found any problems. If you didn't get a message, then I'd suspect that the test terminated abnormally - so you'll have to run the test and see if you can get a message from it (or see when it terminates). This'll involve a lot of boring, staring at the screen - but I've found not evidence of a log file or results page that will be displayed.Here's a link to the BC tutorial on the memory test: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/using-vista-windows-memory-diagnostics-tool/

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I have a problem here. I am using Windows 7RC. Was having no probs with anything, just exploring this OS. I started windows memory diagnostic tool control panal. Now I cant get out of it. There is no response to esc=exit. Reboot=memory diagnostic tool. Try to boot in safe mode, it takes me straight to memory diagnostic tool. Tried to boot into the bios, it took me to memory diagnostic tool. Finally I uninstalled the two sticks of Kingston KVR800D2N5/1G, then reinstalled them hoping that would change things. Booted up, it went to memory diagnostic tool....I have no idea what is causing this. Any help would be appreciated here.
Oh, I use an Asus P5B-E motherboard.
 

A:memory diagnostic tool problem

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the extended test seems to be sticking at 10% the other tests work fine ie the standard and basic

the test has 3 types extended standard and basic. standard+basic = good. the extended test = either taking 2 Long or sticking, i don't know

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic

I have never seen a windows memory diagnostic. Usually the diagnostic programs are added by the computer manufacturer. What make and model of computer do you have?

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howdy, couple days ago ran win 10 built in memory diagnostic tool to find every boot its in taskbar, cant double click/right click on it as nothing happens, have to use task manager to stop it, checked startup/task scheduler but its not set to run every time pc runs, how do i sort this out, very annoying now

A:windows memory diagnostic

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Ok so I am trying to see whats wrong with my ram and I was told to download the file from http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp#quick
so I did and I followed the step by step instructions and when I try to put it on a disc I get this error "Can't open the selected file for writing." So I went out a bought a external floppy disc drive and put the file on a floppy but when I restarted it nothing popped up and nothing happen.. If anyone has any information on whats going on with this it will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic help.

What makes you think that you have ram issues?
And, what type(s)?
 

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Hi guys - New here, but it looks like a great site!
I've been trying to install Acronis True Image Home 2011 but I was/am getting an error message during the install "An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft.VC80.CRT,publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b", type="win32.verson="8.0.50727.762".processorArchitecture="x86". Please refer to Help and Support for more information.
I went to Acronis' help and support page and found this in their KB (http://kb.acronis.com/content/14331). So I inserted my Windows 7 (64bit) DVD and booted into it. When I went in, I thought I might as well run the memory diagnostic since I had issues with that recently, and then tried to run the sfc /scannow command. Unfortunately, the command prompt returned a problem to me saying that it cannot run the sfc because I've asked windows to do a repair and that I need to reboot. So I reboot, and ran the memory diagnostic, which returned no problems.
The issue I'm having now is that every time I start windows up, it begins by prompting me to do another Windows Memory Diagnostic (on a black and white screen before Windows boots). How do I stop Windows from wanting to do this every time I turn on my machine? As a result of this, I am unable to run sfc in the DVD booted environment and so can't install the software I wanted to.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to solve this?
Thanks in advance!
 

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic Won't Go Away

The memory test process has most likely been added to the Windows Task Scheduler, with the task scheduled to run at every restart. Open Task Scheduler and remove MemDiag from the list of scheduled tasks.

Start >> Control Panel >> Admin Tools >> Task Scheduler
 

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Hello : I ran the windows memory diagnostic program and it found not errors but now the windows memory diagnostic icon is always displayed in the hidden icon area .. I can click on it but it will not do anything .. Ideas ??

Thnaks

A:windows memory diagnostic

Hello Total,

You might see if resetting the notification icons may help get rid of it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I ran a couple of memory diagnostics last night (Memtest86 & Windows), but the Windows test said that it would display the results after logging in...it didn't...at least nowhere that I can find. I assume that it should have created a log file...where would I find it?

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic

Memory Diagnostics Tool - Read Event Viewer Log

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I can perform a Standard test without any difficulty. However, when I tried to attempt an Extended test the process halted at about 10% of even the
first test. After about a quarter of an hour it was still at this point so I pressed Esc to cancel the test.
How long would this Extended test normally take ? Was I a little premature in stopping it ?

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic tool.

Your throughest testing would be memtest86.

Its a boot cd thats run startup and let run.
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Remeber its an iso that needs to be properly burnt.

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ive been using windows memory diagnostic - is this sufficient?

I used the extended test which runs 11 tests instead of 6. There is also an option for using an extended memory map where each test takes twice as long to run.

Is memtest more thorough? wmd seems to be doing its job..
 

A:windows memory diagnostic vs memtest86

They are both adequate for the task.
 

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I tried to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic (WMD) tool, but nothing happened. Except that when I boot up, the icon for WMD is always there. In Task Manager it says that MDres.exe is running.

Now, Ive searched around and there are basically two answers. One is presented HERE
How To Remove and Disable Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool ? My Digital Life

It doesnt work for me, neither for a lot of other people.

The only other solution I've come across is to reinstall Win 7!

Does anyone here have a different solution?
Please!

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
2x2gb Mushkin DDR2
Asus P5-E
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic is looping!

Cross check your memory with memtest86 bootable CD for 5-6 passes as it could mean memory problems.

Next, run sfc /scannow to check integrity of System files.

Finally the next best thing before doing a Clean Reinstall is to Repair Install which reinstalls the OS while keeping programs, files and settings in place. However, botched settings can be transferred back in.

Others may have a more specific fix but I wanted to get you started since you've waited long enough.

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Hello,

I recently purchased a Dell Studio 1747 laptop. However, it had numerous issues. I managed to get enough replacement parts for it to finally be fixed, however, I would like to test one of my old memory sticks in Windows 7 Memory Diagnostics to see which one is defective. I had 4 GB of RAM. Surely, both couldn't be, right? I think only one of them was defective. I want to test to see which stick it could be, simple enough, right?

Even simpler question. In the Windows 7 Memory Diagnostic Tool, what is the max amount of RAM it can scan? In Vista/XP it was 4 GB. Is it the same for the Windows 7 version? I am running a 64-bit OS. If not, shall I just remove one of the existing (good) sticks of RAM and replace it with the questionable one and run the test?

I've already ran the test on my new, freshly replaced RAM, which came back all-clear, so, I know any new errors should be attributed to the extra RAM I put in.

Thanks,

Necifix (Or TWISTEDBroly, this SN is old)

A:Windows 7 Memory Diagnostic Tool

Hi -

I would suggest running memtest86+ one stick at a time; alternate the slots

Memtest86+ --> http://www.memtest.org/#downiso

Burn ISO to VD with Imgburn --> http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I had been experience weird crashing errors in world of warcraft and narrowed it down to memory problems. The memory is old and not great memory so I downlaod windows memory diagnostic and got these errors...

Test Name Cache # of errors
ERAND On FAILED 427
LRAND On FAILED 26
additional information...
Slot A0 - 141 errors
Slot A1 - 312 errors

Thus both my memory sticks must have errors - the errors werent all in one slot.
Is this is enough to conclude both my memory sticks are bad and need replacing , or do i need to use a more advanced memory test like memtest or something (is that more advanced?) Is there any way to fix these errors and isolate the corrupt addresses from being used in the memory?

Thanks
 

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How exactly do I burn the windiag.iso file that mtinst.exe creates to CD? Do I simply use the "burn Iso File" option of my burning software [Nero 6]? Do I rename the file to remove the .iso extension, and then "burn Iso file", as in the instructions for creating slipstreamed installation cds? Do I need to use Nero's "create bootable CD" option and then burn the iso file?

Any advice on how best to use WMDT? MS suggests using the menu options to turn the CPU cache off and to run the "extended memory map" rather than the default standard map.

A:How to burn a windows memory diagnostic tool cd?

Various ways to transform .iso files to bootable CDs: How to successfully burn or write an ISO-image to cd or dvd - http://iso.snoekonline.com/iso.htm.Louis

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I scheduled windows to check for memory problems. Then when i restarted windows it was stuck in a loop of checking memory problems. It didnt find any problems. When the test finishes it just starts over. And if i hit exit it just restarts the test. Restarting my computer doesnt help. And i tried pressing F8 to go to safe mode but it wont open it just goes straight to wmd. I found this online which said it would stop it:

The fix should be done on the command line by launching a command prompt as administrator...

bcdedit.exe /bootsequence {current}

Then...

bcdedit.exe /default {current}

But i cant get to command prompt. Also i put my windows disk in that came with my asus computer and i cant access command prompt threw there either. It doesnt even give me the option to repair windows. Just restore. I think if i could make a boot disk to load command prompt i might be able to fix my promble. So if anybody knows how to fix this i would greatly appreciate it. Also restore is NOT an option.

A:Windows memory diagnostic tool loop?

some1 please bleep reply

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Hi,
I used the memory diagnostic tool on Vista, select the option to check right away. and my screen went blank, actually 2 tone, and I am unable to restart windows. I have no mouse and cannot see anything but a 2 tone screen 3/4 blue and 1/4 white, colors sometimes change.
Thanks!
 

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My Write Error "data" count, for my WDC 600BB, has been at 1 since I purchased the drive.

Recently, after 24 hours of running Window's Memory Diagnostic utility (the most comprehensive scan + no processor cache + extended memory map), I look back and see a radical jump of my "Write Error Rate" data value from 1 to 317:

I hadn't even accessed Windows or even WRITTEN to the disk within the time it took the Write Error count to jump from 1 to 317. How can this be possible??

How can write errors occur without any writing? Memory Diagnostic should only be interfacing between RAM and the CPU.

Thinking it was the app, I let Memory Diagnostic run overnight for 8 hours, and the Write Error count grew 122--now it's 439.

The events of using Windows Memory Diagnostic (my 1st use of it ever) then immediately after getting 317 write errors, then reproducing this same occurrence, these 2 events are surely linked.

Here are some theories I've been given:

1) Replace the drive, it's failing.
2) Some element of some drives in general causes it to spew out write errors after long hours of sitting idle in DOS with zero HDD activity.
3) Computer is overheating because the processor cache was turned off, making it work harder.
4) There's a possibility that when Windows Memory Diagnostic runs, it forces RAM to 'peak' and that would cause the count increase.

My responses/confusion:

1) It's not failing.
2) My secondary drive di... Read more

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I'm hoping for an expert's opinion on these several issues. Very sorry to put so many issues into one request, but they are all related to my issues.

1. I am encountering FATAL EXCEPTIONS while playing the game World of Warcraft (WoW).

The game crashes, then reports:

Error #132 (0x85100084) FATAL EXCEPTION
Exeception: 0xC0000005 at 0018:4fe59dda at (memory location): "0x0d007c1c"

I have run Microsoft's Memory Diagnostic tool several times. I've run it in 'normal' and also in 'extended,' yet it reports "passed" on my two stips of (1MB each) System RAM.

My first question is:

Could my problem within the game be with my VIDEO RAM instead of my System RAM? Should I be able to tell by the memory address given in the error message?

Secondly, my other comment is about the Windows Memory Diagnostic....

During the scan phase of TEST 7 of 11 (MATS+ (Cache Disabled), the scan slows down to an incredibly slow speed. It took over 1 hour to complete that single test (in Extended mode). Is that to be expected, or does that slow speed denote an error with my RAM?

Any expert with knowledge of these issues is welcome to help me, if so desired. I'll appreciate it, since I've struggled for 2 weeks with this issue in WoW.

I don't have fatal errors except when running that game. It is WINDOWS (XP HOME EDITION) with all latest updates, including all latest video card, sound card, updates as well.

Thank you for any ... Read more

A:Expert needed. REF: Windows Memory Diagnostic

Please do not create duplicate threads.
Continue replies for this issue here: http://forums.techguy.org/games/821291-expert-needed-ref-windows-memory.html

Closing thread.
 

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Hi Folks,

I just ran Windows Memory Diagnostic (WMD) on my PC and received 173760 WStride-6 errors on one of my 512MB DRAM DIMMs. The other 512MB DRAM DIMM was completely error-free. I've done a search on the internet to find out what these WStride-6 errors mean but I've drawn a blank. The reason I ran the test is that I've been getting errors/reports of "corrupted" images from two different companies' disk imaging software.

Can anyone shed any light on these WStride-6 errors? What causes them and how do I eliminate them?

Any help would be appreciated.

keval
 

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I just ran the extended suite of the Windows Memory Diagnostic trying to figure out why World of Warcraft kept crashing. And test 10/11 the Erand test came back as failed. I have two sticks of Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 2.6V My mobo is Asrock P4VMB. I'm not a huge techie so I wouldn't be able to pinpoint specifically what's causing this error, maybe you guys can help. If there's any more information needed just say what.
 

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Hi, I'm new on these forums and this is my first post. Nice to meet you all.

Anyway, I have windows Vista Business and it's my first time switching from Windows XP. I explored most of the OS already and tried out the new features. Here's my problem:

I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool 5 days ago, for the first time. I hit "run diagnostic check on the next reboot" and it scheduled a diagnostic memory check for me.

I know i don't have memory problems but i ran the test anyway. It came back with no errors in my memory. Now I log back into windows after it self-restarts and it tells me that no errors were found. Now all is good, except now every time i reboot, the memory diagnostic tool runs, checking my memory.... it takes 8 minutes if I don't cancel the test myself and it's getting annoying.

Is there anyway to stop this thing from running every time i boot up? The diagnostic test runs after the P.O.S.T. and before Vista begins to load.

here are my machine specs:
Lenovo T61 laptop
Intel Core2Duo 2.4ghz T7700
Nvidia 140m
2gb RAM and 1gb turbocache
 

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Hi Team,

Memory Diagnostic Tool keeps launching on boot up windows 7. How to stop it. I daily kill the process from task manager. I try to search in internet but no result. Is it a bug? Kindly provide a solution.

Regards,
Kishore

A:Memory Diagnostic Tool keeps launching on boot up windows 7

Find out for sure by testing your RAM with memtest 86 for 5-6 passes or overnight to stress it. RAM - Test with Memtest86+

You are testing both the RAM and the slots here. I would also remove the RAM and examine the slots for debris, which is a good time to thoroughly blow out the dust in your PC.

If this doesnt' solve the error message then run SFC -SCANNOW Command .

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My laptop (HP Pavilion dv2000) running Vista Premium SP2 has started running really slowly recently and I've been trying to find out why. One of the steps I've taken in trying to detect the issue is running Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool at startup. I ran this test successfully in the Basic Mode which includes MATS+, INVS, and SCHCHR, and when I say successful, I just mean that I don't see any results but the test completed. I tried running the test twice in Standard mode (same tests as basic + LRAND, Stride6, CHCKR3, WMATS+ and WINVC) and my computer powers off abruptly each time before the test even reaches 5% completion in the first run.

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Powers Off My Laptop

If the computer powers off during the test, try this free memory test:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)

If it still shuts off, then you've got a hardware problem. Blow out the vents with canned air (DO NOT use an air compressor or vacuum cleaner - it'll cause damage) and ensure that the fan is working.

Beyond that, it's gonna require taking the case apart.

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I have bought a new PC for my wife without OS. It is an Acer N2120G supplied only with FreeDOS on the HD. I have installed Win 7 Pro via a USB flash drive, using the Windows DVD/USB tool from the install DVD without any great difficulty.
Everything works but once she started using it she gets crashes about once a day. I tried it myself and get the same problem. At present there isn't anything elaborate installed. Mainly it will be used for browsing and emails and a few of the built in card games.

She had to stop using it so I could check it all. I started with simple checks like PW and SFC and they looked fine. I went back to the AMD website and their auto detect told me that I had all the up to date drivers.
Just to be safe, I updated all the drivers from the supplied driver CD. I was especially cautious about the graphics card as I know that can be very sensitive! But the crashes still occurred - maybe after 6 hours - maybe after 6 minutes

I also wiped the 5GB partition used for FreeDOS and set it as an unallocated, empty, space as we will never need the full 500GB on the HD.
A couple of days ago I set the PC to run the Memory Diagnostic from Administrative Tools. Just the standard shutdown and run option. (I had already tried a WinDiag CD that I have had for years and that didn't show any problems, but I know it was designed before 4GB RAM was allowable. So I thought it best to try again with the up to date tool.)

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A:Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool stops at 88% complete

Use the RAM - Test with Memtest86+.

I'd also scan with Malwarebytes, SFC, establish a Clean Boot, and the rest of the steps from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Compare the install you did with the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall Windows 7. It's always best to delete all partitions during reinstall or if there was a foreign boot agent on the drive as in FreeDOS then I'd wipe it first with Diskpart Clean Command lest that boot code remain on the disk.

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Expert needed. REF: Windows Memory Diagnostic

I copied this from another TechGuy forum, because I realized later that this may be the more appropriate forum for this issue.

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I'm hoping for an expert's opinion on these several issues. Very sorry to put so many issues into one request, but they are all related to my issues.

1. I am encountering FATAL EXCEPTIONS while playing the game World of Warcraft (WoW).

The game crashes, then reports:

Error #132 (0x85100084) FATAL EXCEPTION
Exeception: 0xC0000005 at 0018:4fe59dda at (memory location): "0x0d007c1c"

I have run Microsoft's Memory Diagnostic tool several times. I've run it in 'normal' and also in 'extended,' yet it reports "passed" on my two strips of (1MB each) System RAM.

My first question is:

Could my problem within the game be with my VIDEO RAM instead of my System RAM? Should I be able to tell by the memory address given in the error message?

Secondly, my other comment is about the Windows Memory Diagnostic....

During the scan phase of TEST 7 of 11 (MATS+ (Cache Disabled), the scan slows down to an incredibly slow speed. It took over 1 hour to complete that single test (in Extended mode). Is that to be expected, or does that slow speed denote an error with my RAM?

Any expert with knowledge of these issues is welcome to help me, if so desired. I'll appreciate it, since I've struggled for 2 weeks with this issue in WoW.

I don't have fa... Read more

A:Solved: Expert needed. REF: Windows Memory Diagnostic

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Hello all. I'm currently talking to you from Safe Mode in Windows 7 32 bit.

I've been running Windows 7 for quite some time now and I haven't run across any hiccups like with the previous versions of Windows... until now.
I recently bought a copy of Star Craft 2 from Gamestop. Doing this allows you to be in the beta program... so I figured "Oh, good stuff".

I tried to patch the program and I received an error during the patch process. To make a long story short, Blizzard informed me that I should run the Windows 7 memory diagnostic tool to make sure that my RAM wasn't at fault, using the extended test. I figured "Ok, no problem".

I ran the tool, selected "Save work and restart the system".

The tool loads up and starts to run with 1 pass with a "basic" check. I realized after about 10 minutes into the check that I could hit F10 and change the options. I hit F10, changed the test to Extended and hit continue. The screen refreshed VERY slowly with the updated changes, except the progress went from 10% complete to look like "_%" for every spot that could have a % at it.

I thought that was odd, so I hit the Exit button.

The system rebooted.

The system started to hang at the BIOS POST screen a little longer that it usually does... normally it only stays there about 2-3 seconds... it now stays there for around 10-15 seconds.

The Windows 7 logo starts to load and then freezes half way through loading graphic. The system han... Read more

A:Windows 7 Memory Diagnostic Tool Crashed My System

I don't know much but if it was that bad I know I would just make a fresh install of Windows, erasing the partition, making a new and cleaning it.

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I have bought a new PC for my wife without OS. It is an Acer N2120G supplied only with FreeDOS on the HD. I have installed Win 7 Pro via a USB flash drive, using the Windows DVD/USB tool from the install DVD without any great difficulty.
Everything works but once she started using it she got crashes about once a day. I tried it myself and get the same problem. At present there isn't anything elaborate installed. Mainly it will be used for browsing and emails and a few of the built in card games. Having installed Win 7 Pro sp1 32bit, I wiped the FreeDOS partition so that is now unallocated empty space.

She had to stop using it so I could check it all. I got advice from the Win 7 Forum Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool stops at 88% complete so I started with simple checks like PW and SFC and they looked fine. I went back to the AMD website and their auto detect told me that I had all the up to date drivers.
Just to be safe, I updated all the drivers from the AMD automatic system. I was especially cautious about the graphics card as I know that can be very sensitive! But the crashes still occurred - maybe after 6 hours - maybe after 6 minutes

I set the PC to run the Memory Diagnostic from Administrative Tools. Just the standard shutdown and run option. it froze at 88% complete. After some hours I gave up and after a reboot, tried again - same freeze but at 21%. Then I tried the memtest86 having downloaded it for recording to a CD. That showed that the memory was OK in all respe... Read more

A:BSOD Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool stops at 88% complete

Please make sure your computer is set for Small Memory Dumps Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD Then make sure there is a folder in C:/Windows named Minidump. If not, create one.

Also, check your Windows Updates and make sure there are no recommended or important updates left to run and in the left column look at view update history and see how many have failed.

When you ran memtest did you run this one for 8 complete passes?
Please Run Memtest86+



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Please download from this site only http://www.memtest.org/ in the middle of the page are the Download links, you can download the ISO.zip or the Auto USB Flash Drive installer.zip

Extract the Zip file. If you chose the ISO image, burn it to a CD using Windows Disk Image Burner or any Image burner you may have. If you downloaded the Auto USB installer, extract it, insert your USB 2.0 Flash Drive and take note of the drive letter. Run the installer, select the Flash Drive Letter, check the format box and press next. It will install memtest86+ to a flash drive. You can use either V4.20 or V5.01. Boot from your selected media. If you use V5.01 it will tell you to press certain buttons at the start, please press no buttons. The test will begin on it's own and continue to run until you stop it. It needs to run for 8 complete passes or until you receive an error. If you receive an error, stop the test. Even 1 error is a fail. Each pass tests a different part of the ram and each ... Read more

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We are using the Windows 10 IOT Enterprise version OS. We are trying to run memory tests on the 4 gig DDR4 1.2 volt SO-DIMM memory module in the computer. Running a standard or basic test finishes with no errors or problems. We we do an "Extended"
test, it freezes at 21%. I started the test at 5pm and it was still stuck at 21% at 8AM the next day. I am wondering if this test freezing shows I have a memory problem or if this extended test can not be used on this type of memory? Can't seem to find anything
other than basic use of the tool instructions.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 1244676 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-970A-D3
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/memory_ga-970a-d3.pdf

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=3908

I have posted the compatibility guides for convenience.

Basically, I bought this system from newegg and I have never been able to get it to show that i actually have 16gb of ram, though it is installed, and ET6 recognizes all slots are filled. I have tried to set the memory to the "ganged" setting as all 4 sticks are the same G SKILL F3-12800CL9-4GBZL. still only still 12 gbs. I have tried to manually set the memory from 1333 to 1600 and I continually get boot errors. Please help. The motherboard says it supports up to 32 gb of ram and both my processor and memory. Why can I not get it to work?
 

A:Memory issues with Gigabyte motherboard and g skill memory

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My Dell XPS 13 (L321X) with Win7 Home Premium has been have strange battery issues that I believe are linked to a software issue keeping it from charging. During the course of my investigation into the matter I found the windows diagnostic tool which I decided
to run to see if the battery itself was faulty. I rebooted into the setup screen and chose the standard level full diagnostic.  It said my battery was nearing the end of its usable life and the test continued to end of the standard memory.  Everything
passed and I opted out of the extended memory check...

Now I exit and reboot to a powered on beeping laptop.  The beep code is 4 beeps repeating corresponding to a memory read/write failure.  I also notice the laptop was rather hot after the test...

Has anyone else experienced or have any possible remedies?  If there is a memory failure I have to trash the whole thing because the memory is soldered into the motherboard and move on to data recovery.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

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This is not about my system it is about another system...
Someone I know is getting a lot of blue screens randomly but quite often, there is nothing really connecting the BSOD's except the same message some of the time... Memory management... but there were about 3 other BSOD codes given at different times.... Ran Memtest over a weekend, found memory 11 errors, replaced all the memory, still getting BSOD's, ran CHKDSK /B and SFC /scannow as well as startup repairs, and windows repair from the disk, and despite everything showing as OK, she is still gettings BSODS....

So now I'm down to analyzing the dumps, I've gotten as far as opening the dumps up and being able to read them, but I can't make much sense of what could be the problem from here... I have two dumps from today, from what I can gather, its still the memory even though its 4 different chips... Now I'm trying to figure out if its the memory or maybe the motherboard? I don't know if I'm even able to figure that out by these logs... Any help in deciphering these logs, or other tips of how to properly figure this stuff out myself would be greatly appreciated!


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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Brandoni.WII\Desktop\112811-30451-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
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A:BSOD's Memory I think... Maybe Motherboard memory controller?

We do need the actual DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

It is almost impossible to spot trends from a single DMP file so if you have more than one please upload them. If you only have one please wait until the computer crashes again then upload both.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.


To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have b... Read more

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A while back I tried adding more memory to my HP motherboard. It orginally had 6GB, and I added 2x1GB sticks to the motherboard to make 8GB of RAM total. When I started up the computer, 1 short beep and 1 long beep came from it. I immedietly took out the new RAM sticks and when I tried starting up the computer a second time, the same 1 short beep and 1 long beep came from it again. I looked it up and of course it comes up as a memory problem. Is there anyway I can fix this or is the motherboard done for?

A:Memory Problem With HP Motherboard

Hi @DoovenJohn,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the memory. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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So I've built this new system, and recently I've been getting some memory issues (6GB (3x2gb) ddr3 1600mhz). There are 6 total slots on the motherboard for memory. Using the first set of 3 (for triple channel), I got some results. Using the other 3 slots, the computer didn't boot at all. Not even POST. I ran memtest86 and this is what I've got:
Individual sticks in each slot: all pass
Every combo of 2 sticks: failed at 45% of first test
all 3: test freezes at 7% of first test

I've never used memtest before today so I'm not quite sure what these results mean. Is it faulty memory or possibly a motherboard problem?

Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI LE

Let me know if any other information is needed.

P.S. Also, for some reason, a few seconds after shutting down my computer (while I was changing and testing the memory), I hear a slight sizzling sound coming from somewhere on the board, though I can't tell where. Normal or could this have something to do with my memory problem?

Thanks!
 

A:Motherboard or memory problem?

did you test each stick of ram or all of the at once
 

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Hi all,

Can anyone shed any light on this one.

I have just bought 2 more sticks of mem to bring the total upto 4gb.
I have been running with the 2gb, with no problems or issues - existing sticks on mobo in dimm slots 2 and 3.

Put the 2 new sticks in (slots 0 and 1) and the pc wont post and i get a '1d' error on the mobo led code thing, which is either, and i quote, "Early PM Initialization" or "Init Memory Controller - ProdF - final, ladder and wallclock algorithms"

The new sticks are the same as the old ones, and if i swop them about, only using slots 2 and 3, the pc works without problems - so all the sticks of mem are ok!
But if i put anything in slots 0 and / or 1, pc wont work..

Has anyone had this issue or am i overlooking something, a setting that may need changing?? or has the mobo gone south ?

System details:
Mobo: BFG Tech nForce 680i sli
Mem: OCZ 2P800R22GK
OS: Vista Home Pre 32

Any suggestions,
Cheers
Jim
 

A:Motherboard / Memory Problem

DDR2 PC2-4200/5300/6400 (533/667/800) system memory (240-pin DIMM)

Download this Flash bios update: http://www.bfgtech.com/CMDocs/BFGTech/NVIDIA_HOTFIX_121906_G.EXE.zip
Instructions here:
http://www.bfgtech.com/instructions.aspx
 

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I am having trouble booting my laptop (Dell Inspiron XPS w/ Windows XP). After removing one of the DDR memory chips, it boots up fine. It doesn't matter which chip I remove or which slot I leave one in for it to boot up. Is this a problem with the chips or motherboard?
 

A:Memory or Motherboard problem?

From your post, I would say a problem with the board and or pw supply.
 

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A P4 3.2 system (Asus P4S8X with two 512 sticks of Corsair Value Ram) is getting blue screens after sitting idle for two months. Memtest86 usually (bit not always) shows a single bad address (only in Test 6) when both sticks are in but finds nothing wrong with either stick by itself, in either slot. When each DIMM is swapped out with a new DIMM (different make), the same bad address appears - but only if both DIMM slots are filled. If you jump to Test 6, nothing shows up as bad. If you start Memtest at Test 1 and let it run, it USUALLY (bit not always) finds one bad address - and it is always the same exact address that fails. Using two new 512 DIMMS gives the same results. Must be a bad motherboard, no? But how can a SINGLE address be bad??? Anyone seen anything like this before?
 

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Hi,

I recently upgraded my computer and brought some new DDR3 memory for my motherboard (Asus m5a78L).

Man code for the RAM: CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 (2 x 4GB 1333 corsair ram)

The problem is that I miss read the compatibility list and this memory is not on the motherboard memory support. My PC has been crashing randomly whereby the screen would freeze and the speakers would emit a loud buzzing noise. Is there any way of getting around this problem ? Or will I simply need to get a different memory set?

Thanks in advance,

Chris

A:Motherboard and memory compatibility problem

A bios update my further the compatibility list.

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We had our main machine blue-screen on us a couple times within a week.

I took the memory out and put it into a different machine and ran Windows Memory Diagnostic from floppy (those USB floppy drives are cheap and actually functional and handy, by the way).

I left it running in Standard mode for about 24 hours. When I came back to check it, it had done 300 passes, and it showed one error during pass 132. (It also reveals which module when I drill down.)

Is this conclusive that it's bad memory? What are the odds it's a fluke mis-reading or perhaps some intermittent imperfection in some piece of hardware in the machine that this diagnostic test is running on?

The reason I ask is not so I know whether to replace the memory or not -- that's a given, it's history. I'm asking because I need to make a decision on whether our main computer that was blue-screening is now okay because we removed this memory, of if it may still have other bad hardware because this memory diagnostic is not really 100% reliable.

Thanks!
 

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does win 7's memory diagnostic tool always takes a long time from 21% to 22% on extended run? standard, short tests finish quickly i can run 2/3 tests in no time at all

A:memory diagnostic tool

it does on mine , i thought originally it had hung on me but it eventually moved on it does it everytime so im assuming that particular test takes a while

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Hello guys, can you help me please I need to know what this test do and what its mean:
WINVC
WMATS+
MATS+
Stride6
LRAND
INVC
Thanks.
PS: Sorry for my bad english. :)

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I have been dealing with some memory issues on some computers and I was wondering if there was a good diagnostic application for memory. I have used the Dell diagnostic software but I am not 100% comfortable that its the best out there. I want something that I know that if it says the memory is good I will feel confident that its right.

Thanks for your input.

usatraveler
 

A:Memory diagnostic software

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Hello everyone.. Ran across this link

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

in another (GASP, CHOKE) forum and thought I'd post it here for review/ comments.

I used the download file to create a boot floppy which runs the diagnostic. You also have the option of burning it to a CD.

One advantage I see over other memory diagnostics I've used, is this one runs it's test sequence (a set of 8) continuously until you stop it. This allows one to run a repeateitive test sequence over an extended period of time (like over night) and have a better chance of detecting an intermittent fault.

Check it out
 

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