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Is there a free software for diagnosing hardware problems?
I googled a bit around and most come at a high price.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Re: Hardware diagnostic software

On Sat, 10 Jun 2006 13:15:21 +1000, Garry Bramhill

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There is no software that can come close to being
comprehensive enough to make an accurate diagnosis on what
is essentially an unknown variable- the myriad combinations
of hardware and software on a computer (besides a fixed OEM
system).   Whatever the software ended up finding, should be
as easily revealed a number of ways without it and THEN the
troubleshoting of the problem may still be as lengthly.

In other words, most such software is unnecessary, rather
than a targeted test of the specific subsystem when there is
a problem.  You might try "Everest" though, the last
uncrippled version was 1.51, but was discontinued near the
end of last year to boost their commercial version sales.


Re: Hardware diagnostic software

Garry Bramhill wrote:
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If you have your motherboard CD there might be a utility on there that
might not even be on the menu items list.

Either that or go back to the motherboard company online and look for a


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Re: Hardware diagnostic software

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to test the memory...google for memtest86

to test the harddrive...go to the website of the HD mfg and they should have
a free diagnostic utility

Re: Hardware diagnostic software

Garry Bramhill wrote:
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there are many programs that essentially are not for troubleshooting
hardware problems but with combination of these you couls very
effectively pinpoint the problem.

I personally use combinations with:

variety off hdd test utilities(mostly original from vendors for that
particular hdd -powermax,seatool,hitachi tool etc..)
some boot cd-s(UBCD etc..)

+ some others i can't even remember right now :)
also it is good to have little gadget for testing power supply voltage,
it's inexpensive and helps you a lot with PSU problems that are
generally hard to detect if your computer boots up of course :)

i have app.95% problems solved with that stuff,

or as you said you could buy a professional hardware/software combined
tool if you think it will worth it



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