February 2nd, 2010, 09:47 PM
Hardware Diagnostic Software
Any recommendations for good bootable hardware diagnostic software? I have been using Eurosoft's PC Check, but don't feel like it's the best software out there.
February 3rd, 2010, 12:41 PM
The Wolfman loves the Eurosoft's PC Check. But if you are looking for an alternative, you may want to consider the open-source grml.org
February 4th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Hmmm................... the search for the Holy Grail continues?
I use the Ultimate Boot CD and tack on whatever diagnostics I want.
Hey, if this was easy we would all be replaced by a computer?
February 6th, 2010, 04:24 AM
Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test (DFT) is very good. It's deceptively simple (pass/fail) but very accurate. It also offers sector repair in select circumstances depending on the outcome of the test.
Memtest86 is great for testing RAM.
I use the two above in addition to Eurosoft's PC Check. I actually like PC Check.
If you want to try something different, I've had some success with PC Doctor in the past. At least I think that's what is was called....been awhile.
February 7th, 2010, 12:49 PM
Yes, the Hitachi tool is good, but over here we tend to use the manufacturer specific diagnostics, as they will give you the RTB/RTM documentation if the drive is still in warranty A lot of drives have a 3 year warranty but the OEM only gives you a year..............you just send them the drive back with the paperwork and they replace it.
I tend to use the UBCD and just add tools that I find useful such as Recuva:
I don't think that there actually is a "best", you just need the boot facility and add your own stuff and keep it updated.
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