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I cant run it because, I cant find a physical driver, for some reason, it is under a logical driver.
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What is under a logical driver?
If you followed the instructions everything is done from memory when the tests run. The system boots up with the cd and nothing is used as far as the OS.
You may have to change the boot sequence in the bios so the cdrom is the first boot device.
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i dont know how to create the bootable cd rom

and under localdrive is C:/ i tried to run the diagnostic for windows.

Edited by Tefog, 12 February 2010 - 09:35 AM.

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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 HD diagnostics file you downloaded
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start
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what i am having a problem is creating the .iso file of my hard drive to put in a cd.
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i just found an option to create bootable media, i did that into a iso. Is that what you want then to burn iso into a cd, and reboot from that?
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You should have downlaoded the cd ISO file from the website.
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I went to western digital and put in the model WD2500AAKS but did not see anythign iso. when i download the lifeguard program. it asked me to make a bootable device, straight to CD or .ISO its some program called acronis.
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I got do hard drive diag to run in windows but when i start, the first thign it says is fail Cable Test : Sector Error

exact message is= 11-Cable Test::Write sector error!

Edited by Tefog, 12 February 2010 - 10:35 AM.

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Tell you what you need to do since this is not working right. Download the Sea Tools cd ISO and burn it using the burncdcc program.
The file will probably associate with your zip program so be careful. When you get the file unzip it once. There will be a new file appear but it also will probably look like a zip. Ignore this and run the burncdcc program and pick the file from there. It will show up as a ISO then.
Leave the cd in your player and restart your system. Again make sure your bios is setup so that the cdrom is the first boot device.
Let the program run using advance options and if there are errors let us know what they are.
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Hey I have gotten it to work. Ran the diagnostic in dos, while booting to cd and found 0 errors, i ran the quick version and the extended version.
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OK that is good to hear.
Now comes the memory part.

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. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

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.


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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Alright I ran Memtest for 10 times + each memory, 0 errors.
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OK we are getting to the point now we need to attempt a repair installation of Vista.

You will have to Perform a Repair Installation For Vista...guide is here...
This will allow you to repair your Vista installation and keep all of your personal user account files, settings, and programs
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Do you recomend i just get windows 7. I've been wanting to get it so I might as well you know.
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