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What diagnostic tests are commonly available for windows?

by pig_dancer / February 27, 2005 8:33 AM PST

Can anyone help i have no idea what diagnostic tests are commonly available for windows? Help ME please

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What kind of information are you trying to
by TONI H / February 27, 2005 8:48 AM PST

get or troubleshoot? Different programs give you different information.......

TONI

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W95 or MX
by pig_dancer / February 28, 2005 11:57 AM PST

What i wanting to know is What are diagnostic tests? And what ones are commonly available for windows 2000 an or MX and how would someone who is inexperienced carry out a diagnostic tests mainly a brief step-by-step set of instructions to carrying out these diagnostic tests as well? can you help?

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Re: diagnostic tests
by Kees Bakker / February 28, 2005 6:30 PM PST
In reply to: W95 or MX

There's quite a difference between w95 and w2000, and I don't understand what you mean with "MX".

Sorry to note that you don't answer Toni's questions (what's the problem, why do you want to see) nor comment on reefurbs more hardware oriented reply below.

My short answer: as long as everything works satisfactory all diagnostics you need are an occasional virus and spyware check. But not everybody might agree with that.


Kees

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ME (milleniumum?) W98? W95? Other?
by reefurbb / February 27, 2005 8:19 PM PST

Hardware: sound, modem, video, mobo, Hdd, ram, processor, other. Software: OS, registry, added applications-programs. ??? The main diagnostic is the GIC, guy in chair or LSG, local shop guru.
There are so many, free and $$, usually specific to a hardware or software item. You'd have to tell us all your hardware and all programs for specific advice. An all inclusive one for your PC would cost $$$ or more. Some OEM's (original equipment manufacturers) ship with specific make and model general diagnostics, as long as nothing changes, but are still not as good as many of the rest.
Belarc-Everest are not diags. Si-Soft Sandra and others are partial ones, but I use Aida32 (free). Some are built into Windows (modem).

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Step into my "chambers" . .
by Cursorcowboy / February 28, 2005 8:36 PM PST

and sift through Fred Langa's "BrowserTune2000" test to see what comes out in the wash -- it'll give you an idea of certain common diagnostice that are performed and recommend solutions as needed.

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Dash Bug Free...
by reefurbb / March 2, 2005 8:18 PM PST

is another. Does a lot that Norton Windoctor does.
Beacon 5.2 allows a lot of tweaking, a little like Tweak UI.

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