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Old 11-06-09, 10:05 PM
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Computer Diagnostic Software

Does anyone know of a good (or decent) diagnostic program? My system has been REALLY slow for a while. I thought it was a HD space issue, so I used a program and repartitioned my HDD to give it an extra 10gig. That worked for a while, but my system is still really slow. Now, I know there can be 100's of reasons for this, but what I'm looking for is a program that can narrow it down, and give suggestions as to steps to take.

I'm sure there's got to be something like that out there.
Old 11-06-09, 10:39 PM
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Re: Computer Diagnostic Software

Two main components can be tested for free

Memory - http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

Hard Drive - find out what brand drive is in your machine and download the tool from the manufacturer

Seagate - http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools

Western Digital - http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp


Most slow down issues are caused within windows itself, you might be better off formatting and re-installing windows *IF* the above tests pass.
Old 11-06-09, 10:46 PM
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Re: Computer Diagnostic Software

have you ruled out software?
run hijackthis or antimalware?
malwarebytes.org

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