Hardware diagnostic tool

Posted on 2003-11-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-27

could you please suggest the name of a good tool to diagnose and troubleshoot hardware (standard Intel Pc family) problems?
Possibly not operating system dependent: it would be good that it could self-boot from floppy disk and proceed without depending on MSWindows ...

Thank you in advance ...
Best regards.
Question by:Diego Balgera

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buckeyes33 earned 32 total points
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here is a memory tester that is a boot disk.  (does not always find errors)

If you go to your hard drive makers website they make bootable disk to run a check disk program.  

just some that I know of

here is some stuff that is not free.

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dxf224 earned 31 total points
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PAQ ..using usb device...or bootable cd rom ...(lots more space) .............
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tmj883 earned 31 total points
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WinCheckIt Professional is a boot disk, indepenent of Windows, but for Windows based systems. It is pricey...but designed as a field service tool for PC setup, repair, diagnosis. Other tools work well but I have used this one, works very well when you are faced with the unknown...
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Callandor earned 31 total points
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Aida32 ( and Belarc ( are free and highly recommended by many experts here.

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