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Checking my Computer Functions

by 94520shatto / November 20, 2010 3:33 AM PST

Once upon a time....I ran a program that checked every function and piece of hardware, the monitor, the mouse.... I want to check and see if the keyboard is working properly.
Is the function in XP or somewhere else?

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Sadly no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2010 4:10 AM PST

And while some PCs (Dell, others) have health checks it is worth noting that DRIVER UPDATE apps have created more troubles than they solve.

My advice is to forget about such apps.

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Checking My Computer Functions
by 94520shatto / November 21, 2010 1:50 AM PST
In reply to: Sadly no.

Thanks Bob, but what I am thinking of actually runs a series of tests of the hardware functionality; things like running through all the numbers, letters and colors (would be great to watch on drugs, I'd guess) then reports on all of it.
The driver up-daters, like Radar Sync, are entirely a different critter.

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by PKsteven / November 21, 2010 2:34 AM PST

In windows itself, for video, you can hit Start, Run, type in dxdiag, this will bring up a window with features to test your video.

There are likely many more out there, however, I don't find them very useful.
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Checking My Computer Functions
by 94520shatto / November 21, 2010 5:38 AM PST
In reply to: Try..

That was slick as snot!
Not the test I once used, but it did basically the same thing.
I love being able to get a prompt solution to a problem, just by asking someone who wants to be helpful.
As Ray Kroc said; "None of us is as good as all of us."

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