The following instructions explain how you can make and use a memory diagnostics CD disc so you can test RAM in a laptop computer.
Why would you need to diagnose memory in your laptop? Let’s say you have one of the following problems:
1. Laptop starts intermittently. Sometimes it works just fine, sometimes it fails to start at all.
2. Laptop starts normally, then displays a blue screen error (BSOD) and restarts.
3. Laptop freezes.
All these problem can be related to the memory failure and you can test it with a great free diagnostics tool Memtest86+.
Here’s how you can create the diagnostic CD and run it on your laptop in a few relatively easy steps:
Go to the Memtest86+ download page and grab the latest version. If you want to run this utility from a CD then you are looking for an ISO image. Download the ISO image and unzip somewhere on your desktop or any other location.