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Professional Diagnostic and Repair Tools

by ylon--2008 / April 11, 2005 1:14 PM PDT

What are some professional level (could even be free/OSS, such as partimage, but would be used at a professional level) software and even hardware tools that are used in computer and operating system repair? I've been working on computers generally for over a decade and have several things that I commonly use, however I thought that it would be a good idea to take a poll as to what others may use or have seen used in repair that have been rather effective. By this I mean to diagnose hardware issues, diagnose and/or repair Windows (all versions) issues and so forth.

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Maybe ....
by Papa Echo / April 11, 2005 3:50 PM PDT

... you can get what you need Here.

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Still the best tool is in this picture.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2005 9:18 PM PDT
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LOL, Bob
by crazeebob2000 / April 12, 2005 1:33 AM PDT

Good one.

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Serious
by ylon--2008 / April 12, 2005 3:06 AM PDT

Thanks, but I'm quite serious. Been using that noggin for all of these years, and while its quite helpful, you know as well as I do that Windows defies knowledge and logic much of the time. Heck, my background is computer science and I refuse to use Windows machines in my own shop except for some "play" machines with which to test various servers and services.

Please, I have a currently pretty good set up in terms of my procedure, but I'm hopeful to hear about good useful tools that others use to make work more efficient and and more exact.

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Serious GOOGLE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 12, 2005 3:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Serious

The best tool I have is my experience and google.com when I can't recall what it is.

I do have voltmeters, oscilloscopes and spare parts but nothing beats listening to the customer, google and experience. I've lived with computers since before the TRS-80 and the PC is amazing since... they didn't put in decent diagnostics. Dell has some with their lights on the back.

Bob

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