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Old 07-01-2004, 12:27 AM   #1
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Diagnostic Software

I own a computer repair shop and dont want to shell out cash for diagnostic software. I am looking for a self booting cdrom that has software that can help dignose memory and hard drive errors as well as give detailed information about the hardware in the system.
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For the memory: Memtest86, not even commercial programs can top it (boots off floppy or CD-ROM):
The longer you can run it without getting errors, the cleaner your RAM is . 'Long' would probably be around 1-2 days. As for the hard drive, e2fsck could do that (it would be on a Knoppix CD-ROM, so you could boot from that):
e2fsck -cv
And if you want an auto-repair using e2fsck:
e2fsck -p


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