Re: MB BIOS Memory Test (127 Views)
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MB BIOS Memory Test

Is this COMPAQ PRESARIO S5100NX 2.6 Ghz; MB (Mother board) broken?
It stops at reboot with these 3 lines in the BIOS;

1. Award Medallion Biox v 6.0

2. REV 3.7

3. Intel Celeron 1600 Mhz
Memory Test 1040448K + 8192 K Shared Memory

It just hangs there. At the borron of the screen are 2 options; 1. Enter F1 for Setup. 2. Press Escape to skip Memory Test.

Hitting F1 and/or the Esc key has no effect. Nothing happens. Which MB test would you run on the MB ? With a bootable FLoppy Disc or a Bootable CD ?

Thanks @ Gary LsuEdu @ New Orleans
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Registered: ‎12-23-2004
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Re: MB BIOS Memory Test

There are many free memory testers, but I usually start with with the one from Microsoft. It is available for download here:

You need to burn it to a CD, which is bootable. I have had great success with the program. I'm assuming you have some bad memory if it hangs there, but it could also be another piece of hardware inside causing it to hand. You can test this by disconnecting all the internal drives (CD, hard drive, DVD, etc.) and see if you can at least get past the POST screen.

Let me know how it goes!!
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