How to create a bootable CD?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by dahermit, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. dahermit

    dahermit New Member

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    I wish to make a bootable CD onto which to install a RAM testing program (if a program freeware only...I will not be doing it a whole lot). I do NOT want to install the whole Windows 10 ISO system to the CD...I only want it to boot from the CD when I turn on the computer with that CD in the drive (I know about going into the BIOS and changing the boot order, etc.).

    I only need to know how to make the CD bootable, step-by-step (I am old, generalities will only confuse me.).
     
  2. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    You need to download the RAM test software as an ISO. There are a couple here:- https://www.lifewire.com/free-memory-test-programs-2626178 Burn the downloaded ISO to a CD or DVD using a free burner such as CDBurnerXP from here:- https://cdburnerxp.se/en/download Then insert your new CD/DVD and turn your computer off. Turn your computer on and it should boot from the CD/DVD. Use the program. I am assuming your computer has been set to boot from a CD/DVD or that you know how to set it to boot from a CD/DVD.
     
  3. dahermit

    dahermit New Member

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    I downloaded MemTest86 ISO and tried to burn it to a CD. However, the download is zipped and when I unzip it is not clear what ISO file that I need to download. When I attempt to burn the whole file to a CD, the burner tells me it can not open the file due to the format (zip?)...it will not let me navigate inside the zipped memtest86-iso folder. I need more clear instructions.
     
  4. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    The URL I gave you only tells you what free memory test programs are available. the download for Memtest is here:- https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

    It is not zipped and should just burn to a DVD using CdBurner XP. It works for me but I'm afraid that is as far as I can go with my explanations. Maybe someone else can make it clearer for you.
     
  5. dahermit

    dahermit New Member

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    "The URL I gave you only tells you what free memory test programs are available. the download for Memtest is here:- https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

    It is not zipped and should just burn to a DVD using CdBurner XP. It works for me but I'm afraid that is as far as I can go with my explanations. Maybe someone else can make it clearer for you."


    That IS the site from which I downloaded memtest86. It DOES download to my computer as a zipped file. "Type: Compressed (zipped) Folder"
    Maybe someone else can help me...someone who actually does it, documents it as they do it, rather than posting it from memory. In the three times, I have downloaded it (from https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm) it puts a zipped folder in my downloads folder.
     
  6. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    It works for me and quite frankly your attitude stinks. I sincerely hope that no-one else gives you the time of day. Good bye, as far as I am concerned you are on your own.
     
  7. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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