Memory Test Fail
Posted on 2002-07-23
Hi All -
A friend of mine has a computer, that on occasion, boots up with the message: Memory Test Fail.
Since this has been happening (about 2 days now), it will sometimes boot & sometimes not.
When it doesn't boot, it just hangs at that message until you hit Ctrl-Alt-Del.
If it does boot, it simply goes into the Microsoft Registry Checker, stating that the registry was corrupted, but it is now fixed. It lies, however, because when it re-boots, it doesn the same thing.
I have tried everything I can think of. I have tried editing the Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files, but to no avail. I have even tried re-installing Windows from a boot CD-ROM, but it won't install. It tries to, but then doesn't quite get to the copying files part, and crashes.
What should I try next? Any suggestions?