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Professional Windows Diagnostics

Hi

I'm looking to develop my PC and network support business and invest in equipment and software to improve the speed and accuracy of software and hardware fault diagnoses to make me as efficient as possible.

I would be grateful if anyone can recommend (from personal experience) the best tools out there to meet my needs with a brief explanation of why they feel what they are recommending is reliable.

I would stress that the recommendation need to be for *professional* field-based use!

Many thanks

Rob
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andymsmith18Commented:
i work in a large service center and we use this software http://www.eurosoft-uk.com/ its good for hardware diags
for windows problams we use http://www.iolo.com/sm/ the portable one is the best as it can run and boot from the cd
and a good dos anti virus with ntfs file system support we use this http://www.servaplex.com/products/ntfsdospro.html
with http://www.f-prot.com/products/ on the same floppy or boot cd all so we have a bart pe disk with all the plugins http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ and one of the network cable testers as well http://www.techadvice.com/help/Products/N/network-testers.asp
having used all the tools i have listed i find them to be very good the one thing on pc check that needs work is the ram test i think memtest is a lot better http://www.memtest86.com/ but all the other tests with pc check are spot on
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surge84Commented:
http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/erdcommander2002.asp?pid=erd

ERD commander.  It's basically an operating system on a cd.  You can use it on NT class machines that won't boot.  You can edit the registry, transfer data, reset passwords, access restore points, etc.  
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