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Hardware Diagnostic Utilities?

Posted on 2006-07-11
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Hey folks,

Back "in the day," I used to use PC Doctor, Norton Disk Doctor and other utilities to troubleshoot hardware problems on PCs.  Now, with the exception of PC Doctor, I can't seem to find a good set of diagnostics (and the PC Doctor licensing seems quite complex).  What do you use, and what is the best (and hopefully cheapest) hardware diagnostic utility out there?

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For hard disk utilities, get the UltimateBoot CD.

Everest http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html is a great hardware identifier and temperature monitoring tool.

Memtest is a very good RAM tester: www.memtest.org
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Ultimate boot cd http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
It has all kinds of different diagnostics on a bootable cd.
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Thanks for the quick replies.  Since I'm looking for an overall solution, I'm awarding points to sparkmaker.  I've used memtest before, and I was looking for something that wouldn't leave me hanging if the memtest results came up clean.  the ultimatebootcd seems to be the way to go.

Thanks all,
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

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I included UltimateBoot CD in my post - was the lack of a link a critical factor?
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I agree there Callandor, I posted it because I had the question open and you had posted while I was typing. Points should have gone to you.
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Yeah I didn't see it either.  Since it was my mistake, I'll make the request to have the points changed over.
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Thank you for correcting the mistake.
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