How do you run memtest 86 off the floppy?

RussianSensation

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Ok i just downloaded memtest86 and i pressed Install Ms-Dos batch file it asked me to insert a floppy disk and i did and then it was finished and i rebooted the computer with the disk in it but i cant figure out how to actually initiate the test to check for bad memory in teh first place?????

what did i do wrong?

what are the actual steps if someone knows?
 

Zepper

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If your installation ran properly, it should autoboot from the floppy. It is not a DOS floppy. You will see a series of dots while the disk loads and the memory test will start immediately.
Perhaps you have a defective floppy disk. Run the install again on a new diskette.
.bh.
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bolomite

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like these guys said, go into your bios and set your floppy drive as 1st boot device