Memtest86 help

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  1. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    Im trying to make a bootable CD because i dont have a floppy drive. When i download the "Memtest86 v3.2 ISO image (zip)", i unzip it and there is just a .rar file with a .bin file and another file, when i open Nero and try to burn an image to disc, it cant read the file as an image, can someone tell me how i can put memtest86 on a bootable cd? thankyou
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    is the other file a .cue? If so, that's the image.
     
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    bandwagon Copy/Paste

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    The Gentoo Linux live cd has this built in. The ISO can be found on www.gentoo.org
     
  4. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    and that works for windows? its not a linux thing?
     
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    don't listen to him,

    while the gentoo livecd does have this built in I doubt that you want to download that, and boot from a text based linux live cd just so that you can type some commands to run memtest instead of just throwing in a cd rebooting and coming back hours later to get the results.

    jollyogre should have been right, there should be a bin and a cue file. The cue file should tell nero how to burn the bin file. Open nero goto open and select the cue file. You may have to select a different default file type but it can be done. The is a command under a menu that says burn disc from image...

    I don't have a copy of nero in frount of me but I used it last week to burn memtest so it should work.
     
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    There is no cue file, the one file says .IMG, but Nero doesnt see it as a image file, it has to be .iso or some other ones. Heres a screen shot of the file extracted [​IMG]
     
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    oh gosh...

    You don't want to open the iso file, its a cd image, thats what you want to burn using nero. Just extract the iso and burn it the formentioned way using nero.

    Extracting the iso and burning those files to a cd won't work because the ISO also contains the information needed to make it a bootable cd.
     
  8. Jeff Merr

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    ive already tried, if its an ISO file why does it open and function as a .rar file? ive tried burning the .iso rar looking file but it wont work when i try to boot to it
     
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    Just burn the ISO file in the ZIP, like ryanlindstedt said. Don't extract the IMG file from it.

    For general knowledge, most times you can rename a .img to .iso and it will burn fine with Nero (or you can open it as an image by select file type All Files).
     
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    WinRAR can open ISO, so it registers itself as the app for that file type.
     
  11. MrMan

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    Extract the .iso file from memtest86-3.2.iso.zip.

    You should now have the file memtest86-3.2.iso.

    Load up Nero. Cancel all the wizard screens. On the top menu, Click on Recorder->Burn Image.

    Now find the file memtest86-3.2.iso.

    And then click the icon on top, with the tooltip (mouse over icon) that says "Burns the current compilation".
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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