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Hardware diagnostics

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:19 am
by xide
Just wondering what everyone is using for hardware diagnostics, I know there are several windows based ones out there, however I need something that is bootable. My current solution who shall remain nameless wants $400 each for an upgrade, and forces me to use a USB and CD at the same time in most cases. I mainly want something to test harddrives and ram. I know there are companies like WD and seagate that offer such utilities but they don't seem be as reliable as my current one is. So let me know if you know of anything inexpensive or free.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Hardware diagnostics

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:13 pm
by Xander
http://www.tufftest.com/ <--I bought the $2 version a while ago and it seems pretty outdated now but worth a look. I just downloaded the free "for Windows" version out of curiousity and realized I still had it in my Downloads folder from 2011. File size is the same and the EULA dates to 2009. Still, for $2, I don't feel ripped off.

For $10, there's BootMedPlus which is Linux-based.

Re: Hardware diagnostics

PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:33 pm
by csc
I use WinPE to boot my diagnostic utility from d7II. So just build a WinPE project with d7II built in and run everything normally from there. You can get d7II to load automatically on startup within your WinPE installation if that helps.