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Also I do not know about the ram test you spoke of, memtest. Please tell me how to get this test done, where I go etc... Thank you!
I just found the memtest86 on here. Is there any cautions I should take when running it?

Edited by kelkay, 28 July 2008 - 11:32 AM.

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Nobody can guarantee. Good chances it will keep working.

Data should be backed up even at the best of times. A serious technician will never guarantee that a component will last for a certain period of time. The best he can do is replace a damaged part at no cost if the manufacturer's or seller's guarantee is still valid. It's the user's responsibility to backup his data.

I understand your position but I can't give you better assurances.

Edited by The Skeptic, 28 July 2008 - 12:18 PM.

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I understand. Could you help me with the memtest86 so I can make a better determination on what I need to do then? Do I need to run it with firewall off, and all windows closed, or does it matter? Any precautions I need to make, please let me know. THANK YOU.
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I don't think you have to run memtest at this point of time. If the computer works well, just keep going.
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Alright, thanks. My computer is running much better since I got rid of malware, with the kind help of folks here on Geeks To Go. It took a long time to finally get clean, but things are much much better, and I am grateful.
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