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I ran Memtest86 on my computer and got some errors. Im currently running Linux on a partition, as My copy of windows has corrupted, and I am unable to reinstall it without buying another copy, so I'm currently waiting on that.

My question here is, could the memtest errors be due to that fact that 400 GB of my 500 GB harddrive is partitioned for an OS that is entirely unbootable? It seems likely since it is, in fact, entirely broke, But I figured Id check with you guys, as im planning on throwing down 200 bucks on a copy of Windows HB. I want to make sure that will fix this.
 

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Memtest shouldn't be accessing your hard drive.

Memtest86 - Download Page
Memtest86 is a stand-alone program that does not require or use any operating system for execution. The version of Windows or Linux being used is irrelevant for execution. However, you must use Windows or Linux to create a bootable CD, Floppy or USB key. The Windows and Linux packages are identical except for the installation methods.
did u download a copy and burn it to cd (or a usb drive)?

unplug the defective drive while testing, that way u definetly know it's not an issue.
 

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Memtest shouldn't be accessing your hard drive.

Memtest86 - Download Page


did u download a copy and burn it to cd (or a usb drive)?

unplug the defective drive while testing, that way u definetly know it's not an issue.

It came as a possible boot option when I installed Ubuntu, So im pretty sure that means its running off the drive.
 

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