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Memtest86: Iso recorder fail

For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to do this.
I am running Windows XP Professional x64
I cannot burn an iso image of memtest86 using isorecorder or any other iso burning utility.
However, when I started the isorecorder it gave me an error to go to Services and start the I did and started both Imapi CD Burning and Imapi Helper but I just checked the CD burning selection was turned back off again.

Any help greatly appreciated.


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Something doesn't sound right

Windows 7 doesn't need a 3rd party application to do this. You click on the file (must end in .iso) and Windows should provide the necessary prompts. I'd uninstall that program and let Windows 7 take a shot at it. Make sure you have the correct media type in the burner for the download you have.

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Memory diagnostics

I am using Windows XP Professional x64...I think Vista also has the Memory Diagnostics but I am using XP ...Thanks...

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Try another burner program
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I'm missing something

Okay, I put memtest86.iso file in "Select iso image to burn" field and used the cdburnerxp and it says it works but I get 4 files, but no iso image. I must be doing something wrong , but what?


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What should be created is a bootable CD

When you burn the disk, you can see some files on it but you cannot see the boot information. The object here is to create a disk to boot from that will run the memtest program. The iso file is the image of a a bootable device. You must boot from it. You cannot run the program from it. Hope that helps.

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Sorry, my mistake. I agree with MarkFlax but another idea...

If you're wanting to run the test on your PC, you can try burning the disk on another if such is available.

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Yes I have access to another pc..I'll try that tomorrow and let you know....thanks!

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Fixed finally

Thanks to you both....I finally resolved this by using a different download. There was a new USB download at memtest86+ so I tried that and it put the file on my flash drive..I changed cmos to boot to the flash drive and it worked perfectly...

And no memory errors...yay!

Thanks again,

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(NT) Feedback always appreciated. Congrats!

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