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PC Diagnostic Software

Majorgeeks Diagnostic Files
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads7.html

Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic
http://www.memtest86.com/#download0

EVEREST Home Edition
http://www.lavalys.com/products.php?lang=en

SiSoftware
http://www.sisoftware.net/

HWINFO(32)
http://www.hwinfo.com/

PCPitStop
http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
http://www.belarc.com/Download.html

PC WIZARD 2004
http://www.cpuid.com/pcw.php

#1-TuffTEST PC Diagnostic
http://www.tufftest.com/tt01.htm

 

Maxtor Harddisk Diagnostic - PowerMax

Step-by-Step Instructions - Downloading PowerMax

NOTE: The PowerMax download is a self-extracting file.

  1. After downloading to your Windows desktop, insert a clean formatted floppy diskette into your A:\ drive.
  2. Double-click on the PowerMax diskette creator icon.
  3. When the Maxtor pop-up screen displays, click on the "Create Floppy" option.

The files will extract on to the floppy diskette, creating a bootable version of the PowerMax utility. Do not download PowerMax directly to a floppy. PowerMax extracts from a Win32 environment only and will not extract from 16-bit DOS mode.

WARNING: ALL DATA WILL BE LOST WHEN PERFORMING THE LOW LEVEL FORMAT QUICK OR FULL OPTIONS.

Maxtor recommends that users backup all critical data and removing other hard drives before performing this test.

Note: Available in ISO CDROM format as well.

 

Fujitsu Harddisk Diagnostic Tools

Seagate Harddisk Diagnostic Tools

Western Digital Harddisk Diagnostic Tools

Hitachi Harddisk Diagnostic Tools

Features:
Supports SCSI and IDE drives, including Serial-ATA drives
Note:
Currently, the Drive Fitness Test does not support Microdrives, or Travelstar E drives.

Analyzes drive fitness
  • Three modes of operation:
    -- High confidence level Quick test (unmatched in the drive industry)
    -- Full media scan
    -- Exerciser
  • Performs real-time analysis of you drive to quickly determine whether the drive has a problem.
  • Identifies system problems such as cables, temperature, etc.
  • Automatically logs significant drive parameters to track potential impacts to the operation of the drive.
Restores drive fitness
Note: these utilities will overwrite customer data and allow repair of bad sectors.
  • Erase Bootsector utility (use DFT Utility option: Erase Boot Sector)
  • Low-level format utility (use DFT Utility option: Erase Disk)
Utilities
  • Drive information
  • S.M.A.R.T. Operations for IDE hard disk drives

 

 

Last Update: 23 November 2004