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windows 7 diagnostics

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so far my favorite windows 7 built in diagnostics are the reliability monitor , and the resource monitor for it's "analyze wait chain" thing.
I know that there is still things like the event log, and even using the device manager to make sure everything is installed correctly. but I was wondering if there are other not as well know tools like the reliability monitor.
I want to know about BUILT-IN tools, not something you would have to download, or add, but things that are already in windows.
Any suggestions?
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personally - i try to avoid built-in tools, because windows has to be running before you can use them
that said, you have disk defrag, disk check
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Of course there is the performance monitor, too. Rightclick the icon "my computer" and select "manage". Amongst some aforementioned tools, there is perf.mon. which enables you to setup actions if the computer is at its limits, performance wise - like sending alert mails for example.
See ms-its:C:\Windows\help\mui\0409\perfmon.chm::/html/b37b4bd8-2e2d-4a0c-a850-09899d6cb9dd.htm (local link) for a how to. [Press winkey+r and enter that link]

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thank you

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