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Aaaargh :)
Imgburn wouldn't let me do anything without buying it.(took me a while to install and understand it!!)
Any other way to deal with .iso ?
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Burncdcc
Second file down.
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go here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC by clicking on BurnCDCC.exe
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its rc.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start
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Duplicated post

Edited by rshaffer61, 24 January 2010 - 02:09 AM.

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There must be a start up problem. It froze many times; if I try to do anything in the 10 minutes after start up, I'm doomed.
Anyway, I did get the disk done eventually....what do I do with it?
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The diagnostics disk for the Hard drive?
Did you ever try booting into safe mode to see if it freezes there?
That would tell us if it is a driver issue or maybe hardware.
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The disk is the hard drive diagnostics, taktech ..thing.
Sorry should have told you that safe mode is faster booting.
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OK so faster booting and no freezing in Safe Mode?
If you created the hd diagnostics disk as instructed you should be able to put it in the cdrom and reboot the system. Make sure you have changed the boot sequence in the bios so that the cdrom is the first boot device.
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I'm sorry, I don't understand this: "Make sure you have changed the boot sequence in the bios so that the cdrom is the first boot device. "
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In order for the system to boot to the cdrom you just made to test the hard drive you have to adjust a setting in the BIOS that determines how the system boots. Do so by following the next steps and make sure the hard drive diagnostics disk is in the cdrom before you start all this.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.

Hopefully you have already put the HD diagnostic disk cd in the drive before all this. If everything is setup correctly you will get a black screen with the following message in the upper left corner:
"Push Any Key To Boot To Cd". When you see this then push any key and the cd will take over. Then follow the prompts or if you need assistance we will help.

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OK so faster booting and no freezing in Safe Mode?

Need to know if the computer freezes in safe mode?
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Good Morning rshaffer61 and 123 runner,

I did the diagnostics disk last night (the longer one) and it said "congratulations" and everything was fine.
I got a queue sequence error on one of the boot attempts yesterday.
Safe mode does not freeze and runs well.
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Welcome back and now lets test the memory itself and make sure the issue is not with it.
Then we will work on the MsConfig program.

If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...

1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run.

The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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It was like pulling teeth to get here, boot,freeze, boot, freeze...
A system restore helped.

I did 3 tests and everything was fine. I will do two more, anything else I can try?
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Well now we try to do some fixes inside windows.
Lets see what you have in your startup

Please click on
Start and then to Run
Type in msconfig and press Enter
Now click on Startups
Then uncheck everything and restart.
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.
If system boots correctly and is running smoothly and faster then we have a startup problem
Try going back into msconfig and check one item and reboot
Keep doing that till you have found the problem or all are finally checked.
Post back with the results
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