Professional Windows Diagnostics

Posted on 2004-11-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-26

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

Question by:WebAdviser
    LVL 91

    Assisted Solution

    LVL 9

    Assisted Solution

    i work in a large service center and we use this software its good for hardware diags
    for windows problams we use 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
    with on the same floppy or boot cd all so we have a bart pe disk with all the plugins and one of the network cable testers as well
    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 but all the other tests with pc check are spot on

    Accepted Solution


    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.  

    Featured Post

    Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

    Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Many people don't really know what the difference is between memory and storage. And most regular users don't understand the relationship between any of those fancy words printed on the front of their new computer. Of course, it's perfectly fine -- …
    No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
    This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
    Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor ( offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

    728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    22 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now