that is one reason. What error messages did You receive?
1. Bad disk or disk for different computer. Check the label.
1a. Dirty or scratched disk.
2. Bad Hard Drive on the computer. Test the hard drive.
3. Defective Optical drive that has trouble reading the disk.
4. Bad memory. Test
Hard Drive test
What brand hard drive is in Your Samsung? You will most likely be able to run Seatools for DOS to check the hard drive. It seems to work for most brands of drive. You may have to go into the BIOS setup and set the hard drive controller to IDE or compatibility mode to run the test. Run the long and the short test.
***** A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.
NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A
B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:
8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:
10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run.
The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:
It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.
This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.
The following image is the test results area:
The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
Edited by rotor123, 03 March 2014 - 12:33 PM.