Re: Vista memory tester keeps running at each boot
Rui Correia (MCSE);580803 Wrote:
> Hello there!
> I recently had a bad memory stick that was randomly crashing apps and
> services and vista recommended that I use it's integrated memory
> tool. I did so and it rebooted to run the test. Surely enough it
> detected RAM
> problems as early as 0,1% of the test, so I went to the manufacturer
> and they
> replaced the bad module and all was fine. I ran the memory tester again
> it passed the test with no errors.
> the problem is that now, every time I turn on the computer, the memory
> starts again, although it never detects any problems. I tried the
> tester on my other pc, to see if it was an issue and sure enough, as
> soon as
> I run it once, it stays on the boot initialization sequence forever.
> Now I
> have 2 computers that keep running memory tester every time I turn them
> The path to launch the tool is "%SystemRoot%\system32\MdSched.exe" and
> configures your boot initialization sequence to run the test the next
> you boot it. The problem is that after completion it doesn't remove
> entry and it will start every time you turn the pc on.
> The memory tester is not a service, nor does it show up under any of
> tabs using MSconfig. It seems to be a DOS-like tool that runs on system
> I am not too comfortable with the new BCD and the bcdedit tool in
> vista, to
> know how to remove it from the startup sequence.
> So my question is: Does anyone know how to prevent memory tester from
> running every time I turn on my computer?
> It's not affecting anything on my computer, it's just annoying.
> thanks in advance for any attention dedicated to this matter
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