For windows installation begin by downloading either the Pre-Compiled Windows package to build a boot-able floppy disk or an ISO (zip version) to create a boot-able CDROM. After the file is downloaded an extract must be done to uncompress the file(s). To extract right click on the downloaded file and select the "Extract All" option. The extract option will let you choose where the files will be extracted to. To build a bootable floppy go the the folder where the files were extracted and click on the Install icon. The floppy disk will appear to be unformatted by Windows after the install is complete.
To build a boot-able CDROM use your CD burning software to create an image from the un-zipped ISO file.
Since Memtest86 is a standalone program it does not require any operating system support for execution. It can be used with any PC regardless of what operating system, if any, is installed.
Memtest86 has a limited number of online commands. Online commands provide control over cache settings, error report modes, test selection and test address range. A help bar is displayed at the bottom of the screen listing the available on-line commands.
ESC Exits the test and does a warm restart via the BIOS.
c Enters test configuration menu
Menu options are:
1) Cache mode
2) Test selection
3) Address Range
4) Memory Sizing
5) Error Summary
6) Error Report Mode
7) ECC Mode
9) Adv. Options
SP Set scroll lock (Stops scrolling of error messages)
Note: Testing is stalled when the scroll lock is
set and the scroll region is full.
CR Clear scroll lock (Enables error message scrolling)
To use these commands you will use the arrow keys
to highlight the option you want, then you will hit the enter key
to start the command. To stop the test hit the "Esc"
key in the upper left corner of the keyboard.
You can read more about the commands here.http://www.memtest86.com/#install