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Diagnostic Utilities

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mturus, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. mturus

    mturus Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    Can you recommend any free diagnostic utilitly please? That could be for
    motherboard, graphic card, hard disk, etc.. and plus any other utility you
    think could be helpful for troubleshooting and maintenance.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "mturus" <mturus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2BBED43F-C76C-48D7-835C-1A3921930EAC@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Can you recommend any free diagnostic utilitly please? That could be for
    > motherboard, graphic card, hard disk, etc.. and plus any other utility you
    > think could be helpful for troubleshooting and maintenance.
    >
    > Thanks.


    Since you're not asking for specific troubleshooting tips and software,
    Google can be your friend:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...ic+utilities&aq=4&aqi=g7g-m2&oq=free+pc+diagn

    --
    SC Tom
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    mturus wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Can you recommend any free diagnostic utilitly please? That could be for
    > motherboard, graphic card, hard disk, etc.. and plus any other utility you
    > think could be helpful for troubleshooting and maintenance.
    >
    > Thanks.


    memtest86+ from www.memtest.org

    Prime95 (stress test option only) from http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft
    Running the stress test, with no errors detected, tells you
    the CPU and RAM are good.

    Hard drive diagnostics can be downloaded from the manufacturer.
    For example, seagate.com has SeaTools for DOS as a floppy based
    test for your Seagate brand hard drive.

    You can run 3DMark2001 as a check that the graphics card can
    handle some DirectX 3D activity. http://majorgeeks.com/3Dmark_d99.html
    I use that version, because compared to more modern versions, it
    is a relatively small download.

    HTH,
    Paul
     

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