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Old 12-06-2004, 03:01 AM   #1
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Question Boot-up Diagnostics


Good day,

Does anyone know of any good, free boot-up diagnostic that can be run off a stiffy disk? I need to test a laptop's components to find the problem, but can't get any decent boot-up diagnostic tools.

Doesn't matter if it's dos/unix based as long as it's current, works accurately and is for free, cause I can't really afford anything at the moment.

Thanx for the help guys.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 03:25 AM   #2
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http://www.syschk.com/
syschk really just gives an overview of the system
http://www.memtest86.com/
memtest is #1 for testing memory
 
Old 12-06-2004, 03:41 AM   #3
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Thnx, will check them out, I'm looking for somethintg that will test from the motherboard and cpu through memory and hard disks as well.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 04:09 AM   #4
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sisoft's SANDRA is a great program *BUT* it requires the windows operating system last I checked/used it.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 06:27 AM   #5
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See the problem is, we need 2 check the system from outside any installed OS, that's why I need a boot-up application that can test all of that, I've got the old version of The Troubleshooter, but now you have to pay for it, so I can't get the new one.

I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, I'm helping someone look for software to do that with, so I'm afraid that I cannot give you anymore usefull info, but thanx for the herlp so far.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 10:27 AM   #6
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A very good diag tool is Ultimate Boot CD and I think while cd based they tell you how to run parts of it with floppies (stiffies).
I knew you were SAfrican by the term "stiffy" as it is the only place in the world they use the term. I have a copy on CD I use and it is excellent.

Rob (formerly 'maritzburg)
 
Old 12-07-2004, 01:20 AM   #7
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Thnx Rob, will check it out. Yip From SA, currently Springs.
 
  


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