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by stunthegm / November 8, 2010 12:56 PM PST

Hello. I would like to know if anyone can refer a good free pc diagnostic software? I only need it for general maintenance use, nothing heavy.

Thank you.

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There are many, but
by MDFlax / November 8, 2010 8:49 PM PST

you will find that we rarely suggest or recommend 'optimiser' software in these forums, nor their companions, 'registry cleaners'. They often report incorrect findings and using them to make changes to a system can create problems themselves.

Of course there are specific software tools available, like MemTest for testing RAM memory, and Windows, (you don't say whether you are using Windows, a Mac, Linux, etc), has it's own diagnostic tools, like CheckDisk, (checks the hard drives for errors), and Disk Defragmenter, for defragmenting severely fragmented drives.

But if you are looking for General Maintenance, then the best utility you can use, in my opinion, is yourself. For that you can help yourself enormously by reading through Grif's A "Few" Tips for Computer Newbies. There are tons of good advice in that thread. It should keep you busy for months, Devil


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Free PC diagnostic software
by stunthegm / November 9, 2010 5:25 AM PST
In reply to: There are many, but

Hey Mark. Thank you very much for giving time to my question, and offering direction regarding diagnostic applications.

I have a windows based system, and am aware of the check disk and others that you mentioned, but thought that there may be a tool, potentially akin to pc doctor that I am not aware of. If so, I do not anticipate finding a software as robust, but would be cool to add to my resources.

Again - Thank you.

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