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deedub1

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Hey folks... posted here a while back (this thread) about having issues with my laptop. Well... I finally got around to trying the reformat/reinstall, and had some serious issues.

Reformatted the hard drive, that went ok.

Tried to install the OS (Windows 2000 Pro), and I get lots of messages about certain files not copying right, or not being able to install certain files.

For example:

ir41_32.ax was not copied correctly
ir50_32.dll unable to copy
ir50_qcx.dll was not copied correctly
msvcrt20.dll was not copied correctly

There are LOTS of messages like this. It would ask if I wanted to skip, along with warnings that the OS might not work correctly, etc., so on a whim, I skipped through ALL the errors. Result? BSoD. So, is something fried on the motherboard? Memory bad? Time to make this one a doorstop and buy a new one?
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Could be bad memory, bad CD , or bad CD drive.


A. 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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