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Any system utilities / diagnostics out there........

Q: Any system utilities / diagnostics out there........

Im looking for a good system utility, freeware or having to buy it.

I just want something that minimizes system process's and keeps the computer running at the best performance possible. Whether by cleaning out the computer periodically or stopping certain services.

I also want to see if there is any diagnostics programs out there for hard drive, memory, and any other hardware/software i would to diagnose in the future!

For memory i use MemTest currently and I have nothing else for all other hardware/software diagnostics.

Preferred Solution: Any system utilities / diagnostics out there........

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hello,   I have an Envy 15t laptop, and the original battery seems to not be functioning properly (the initial charge is quite low and the laptop does not last a long time).  I bought a new battery to remedy this issue, and I was hoping to do a calibration test.  While doing this, I ran into a strange problem.   For some reason, when I try to access the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (by pressing ESC on bootup, followed by F2), it looks different now than it did before (I don't think it's because of the new battery before though, since I still had the old menu even with the new battery at some point).  The old menu used to be more of a GUI style, something like Figure 9 in the following link: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259 Now though, under HP PC Hardware Diagnostics, it doesn't look like a GUI (it's more text based), and I only have the following options: Memory Test, Hard Drive Check, Language, Exit.  I no longer see a "Components" option, and I certainly cannot access the Battery option from within Components (since the Components option is missing).  Any ideas about why this is the case?  Thank you.

A:System Diagnostics

Hi, Try installing the latest hardware diagnostics uefi package on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp76001-76500/sp76284.exe Regards, DP-K

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Since dropping Norton, I am without a system diagnostic program like "Win Doctor". Can anyone suggest a program that will safely do the same thing? It doesn't have to be free. It just has to work. I'm running XP SP2.

A:System diagnostics

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Hello all,               I have tried to run Lenovo's System Diagnostics and all I see is a message in red telling me that it is running and to wait. Well I waited for an hour and I suspect it was not running at all.I never had to wait this long. Why is this and it is not acceptable?

Go to Solution.

A:System Diagnostics

Hi rjordan393 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Either that the LSC is not ok or it has encountered issue during the test that was not able to verify. 
Try to uninstall it from programs and features under control panel and download a fresh updated copy from the support site and see if that would work. 
Likewise for differential comparison you can also use similar test software such as this and this . 
Update us how things go. 

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Bringing up a new desktop.  I want to run the BOM-based system diagnostics.  I get to the Startup Menu OK, and F1 (system info) and F10 (BIOS setup) do as expected, but F2 does nothing (just a blank screen).  What do I need to do to get the system diagnostics to run?  Or, did HP decide to delete that package? Thanks & Cheers, Bob

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Is there a diagnostic program that can tell me what is going on inside my notebook? I am used to the one that came with my MSI machine that tells you CPU/GPU temp, fan revs etc. I suspect fan in this notebook is not working or is it not fitted with a fan? Also is anyone aware if win10 update can be turned off. I have totally had it well and truly that every update totally trashes the machine each and every time the download installs. I am sick of losing my 3rd party software and my data. This laptop will go into orbit on the end of my boot if it doesn't stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have no control over when it decides to update and I can be right in the middle of things and down it goes never to restart again until factory reset.

I bought this because MSI like to play funny buggers with that machine. It has now gone back for 3 warranty repairs and now is back there again as they damaged it last time they had it and who knows when I'll see that machine again!

A:Satellite C50-C system diagnostics

Originally Posted by Ceege

Is there a diagnostic program that can tell me what is going on inside my notebook? I am used to the one that came with my MSI machine that tells you CPU/GPU temp, fan revs etc. I suspect fan in this notebook is not working or is it not fitted with a fan? Also is anyone aware if win10 update can be turned off. I have totally had it well and truly that every update totally trashes the machine each and every time the download installs. I am sick of losing my 3rd party software and my data. This laptop will go into orbit on the end of my boot if it doesn't stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have no control over when it decides to update and I can be right in the middle of things and down it goes never to restart again until factory reset.

I bought this because MSI like to play funny buggers with that machine. It has now gone back for 3 warranty repairs and now is back there again as they damaged it last time they had it and who knows when I'll see that machine again!

Try this program hwmonitor

And yes, you can turn off Windows Updates

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Hello all,
I did a system diagnostic check on my system (Windows Vista Business SP2) and have attached the report as a zipped html file.
Could anyone please help me analyse and let me know how to go about correcting the error states in them? Thanks.

A:Windows System Diagnostics

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Does anyone know of any software or hardware that will run a full system scan on everything of my computer to tell if i have anything at all wrong with it.. I have an alienware aurora 7500 and i have already had to respawn it like 3 or 4 times already. my warrenty ran out with them so i am on my own. i have had weird things happen, like..i lost all of my system 32 files...my cd rom would make my pc restart and now, my cd rom is running really slow, and it it freezes whenever i try to write data to it. please let me kow of any software or hardware that can help me...thanks....

A:full System Diagnostics

Meaby this guide can help you: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/DiagnoseXP.html

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I'm a foreign student.I found a wonderfull software is looking for affiliates. it's name is "Wopti Utilities" which like a combination of Everest and Tunup with a low price. And i'm going to sell it to my classmates and friends. But i'm not sure whether it is valuable. And you can use its whole functions after 30-day trial with a little bit difficulty, that's make me a headache.
Could you give me some suggestions?

A:about system utilities

I've just done a quick search of the program.

The 30 day trail is exactly that, a 30 day trail. You can not continue to use it after the 30 days have expired.

Are you going to buy 1 copy of the program and sell it to your colleagues? Cause that's not entirely legal in general cases, although I haven't read their licence and agreement.

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I'm trying to use some system utilities but the following shows up:

A:System Utilities won't run!


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After running the diagnostics i got these failures. Does anyone know what those System Memory Failures are and how to fix them? Finally, is this a big deal? I have Dell Optiplex 7010 sff i7-3770. Thanks

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So last night I was using my laptop to watch a movie from my hot tub. I guess I managed to get a few drops of water on the keyboard when I went to change the volume because afterwords some of the keyboard buttons didn't work. I left it upside down with a paper towl on the keyboard and when I woke up the keyboard worked fine, but the computer asked if i wanted to do a diagnostic. I figured why not and ran it. It said yes. After the diagnostic though the computer turned off and it won't turn back on. I push the power button and all it did was flash 5 times and nothing happened. Any ideas.

A:Laptop won't turn on after system diagnostics.

Make and model of computer ?

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Hello. I would like to make an inquiry concerning system diagnostics for my computer system. I run a Windows 10 Home (Ver. 1703, OS Build 15063.483) on a ThinkPad T450s (under a 4-year warranty that'll expire on July 20 2019). I have recently run a System Diagnostics for my system and found issues regarding two storage tests (the tests being for Targeted Read Test & SMART Short Shelf Test for Storage 'device' WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5 - 931.51 GBs; the report is attached for reference). I was wondering if I should be concerned over those failed tests. I would like to know as the end results report state that my computer is 100% functional, even though it doesn't display the one storage 'device' with the two failed tests. Any help/suggestion/advice on the case would be appreciated!

Hardware-Scan-2017-07-28T00_12_47.zip ?4 KB

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Have found a few remaining HP programs, which I'm not sure are bloatware or useful system utilities which add to the functionality of my system?

I believe that the HP Support Assistant, gave me a BIOS update at one point; well, that's what it said anyway

Any help would be appreciated.



A:HP Bloatware, or useful system utilities?

Other than Documentation, definitely Bloatware.

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After having trouble accessing the internet, I determined to examine everything. Accidently disabled my pc with system configuration utility. Can get into pc in F8 only. Don't know where to go next. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:system configuration utilities

Hi Kitsy and welcome to the forum!

Is the system configuration utility that you are referring to accessed by typing start - run then typing msconfig in the run box?

Will the system boot safe mode when you press F8 on startup?

Have you tried last known good configuration from the startup menu?

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what is the best PC System Utilities Software for windows 7, like for defrag, cleaning registry......

A:PC System Utilities Software

You will likely get a bunch of opinions.

The most common opinion would probably be to use only Windows built-in tools. They work well.

You'll hear good things about CCleaner, a free download that is very widely recommended. It has multiple components including a general cleaner and a registry cleaner.
Defrag tools are largely personal preference, based on the degree of your obsessiveness rather than measurable differences in performance.

Likewise, registry cleaners are generally frowned on. But if you can't help yourself and just HAVE TO clean the registry, use CCleaner and accept its offer to backup before you run the cleaner.

You probably won't hear many good comments about the packaged retail "all-in-one" utility suites you have to pay for at Best Buy, Newegg, etc.

There's one or two tools that are actively disliked because they are difficult to get rid of and like to "phone home" against your wishes. Can't remember the names of them.

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Any good utility programs out there that can provide the following:

System Configuration
Speed Tests and Bench Marking for CPU, HDD, Internet, etc
Installed Application Software
Security Risks
Any other useful analysis packages

Any recommendations greatly appreciated.



A:System Analysis Utilities

Hello Robhere are someSpeccy System InformationSecunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)

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I know something is still wrong! I have defragmented and I have run Disk Cleanup, Ad-Aware, Spybot, and AVG - I also have Spyware Guard installed and use the Windows Firewall. (I DO run and update my utilities religiously) However, my computer is still running/loading slowly. At times, I feel as if something is running because I see the little light flickering - and this is when I am just reading or on Yahoo. When I bring up the Task Manager, I see nothing unusual under "Processes" or "Applications" - what can it be? Could it be an update that I'm not aware of, like Windows? Should I run a HJT log? Help! (P.S. I connect to the Internet through a Comcast cable connection. I use Firefox for my browser, and have WOT and Finjan as additional warning systems. I am not a careless surfer, and try to check sites first through McAfee's SiteAdvisor.com - but, of course, I'm not perfect!)

A:Ran my Utilities but System still very slow

Hello and Welcome.

A slow machine is not always a product of infection. I don't see any sign of active infection

Please see this sticky topic:


If that does not help....

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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hey all, im looking for a good system temp and fan utility, i need to increase my cpu fan speed. i've tried speed fan, it will only detect my hd sensor, motherboard monitor didnt work at all, im using msi pc alert, it shows me info, but doesnt let me change anything, any ideas?....opinions app.

A:Solved: system utilities

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I bought, downloaded and installed WinZip System Utilities Suite a few days before last Christmas.
The program promptly crashed my graphics driver, rendering the computer unusable. Fortunately my computer man was able to fix the problem quickly (by ?manually uninstalling? the old driver and then installing a new one), albeit at a cost three times that of the program.
I wrote to WinZip via their web help service and asked for their comments. I half-expected them to deny any possibility of their program?s having caused the problem, although a more honourable response would have been to seek to provide a remedy with an assurance that the problem could not recur - but in the event I?ve had no reply at all.
I?d be grateful for any helpful comments Tech Forum could be provide. The program?s list of features looks impressive, but I?m not game to run it again.

A:WinZip System Utilities

These types of programs very often do more harm than good. My best advice is to stay away from these types of utilities and use proven, safe software if you're having an issue with your PC.

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I am running Vista (32-bit) and I am looking for some software to help keep things running smoothly. System Mechanic and TuneUp Utilities 2008 are two products that I have looked into. This sight has a nice list of free software that might do the job too.

The bottom line is that I don't mind spending money on a product if it is a better product. What are your opinions on the two products I mentioned above? Do you like something better? Should I stick with the free stuff?

All input is appreciated!

Thank you,


A:System Utilities Software

There are many important attributes you should consider when purchasing system utilities software. Below are the criteria TopTenREVIEWS used to evaluate PC system utilities software:
Ease of Use ? PC system utilities modify your operating system in order to improve its effectiveness and efficiency. PC system utilities software should be easy to navigate and should include icons, brief feature descriptions and intuitive organization. PC system utilities software shouldn't be too technical and should be easy for system utilities novices to understand.Ease of Setup ? We look for PC utilities software that is simple to install, set up, and does not require additional downloads or multiple restarts to work. If the PC system utilities software isn't easy to set up, you won't use it.Maintenance / Diagnostics ? PC system utilities software should allow for easy program and process maintenance and should provide detailed diagnostic information about all facets of your operating system.Repairing / Recovery ? The repair and recovery section of PC system utilities software should be customizable and should offer a wide variety of tools, including: spyware detection, backup options and rollback capabilities.Optimization ? Optimizing streamlines your operating system, allowing it to run more efficiently. PC system utilities software should offer helpful optimization advice and provide optimization in multiple areas, including memory and Internet connections.Feature Set ? PC system utiliti... Read more

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Goodmorning everyone Is one performance/cleaning program all you need or do they supply one another or am i (An Cleaning Imbicil).If i should choose i wood go with AVG PC TUNE UP.Advice needed Kind Regards Asser.


If you use anything other than CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download you risk hooping your computer. Even with ccleaner stay away from the registry cleaner unless you know what you are deleting.

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Every time I run System Diagnostics it collects the data for 60 seconds and then I am asked do I want to open or save this file:


If I save or open it I am greeted with a blank webpage saying navigation cancelled and the System diagnostic screen still says generating report

Any thoughts on why this is happening?

A:Problems generating a report with System diagnostics

Quote: Originally Posted by frozenreads

Every time I run System Diagnostics it collects the data for 60 seconds and then I am asked do I want to open or save this file:


If I save or open it I am greeted with a blank webpage saying navigation cancelled and the System diagnostic screen still says generating report

Any thoughts on why this is happening?

Check in event viewer by typing eventvwr in search. Look in windows logs, application tab.

You are looking for critical errors (they have red in the left column) that have app hang, app crash, or anything relating to the problem.

When you find them pplease note the event ID and source code and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of these


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My hard drive failed and I've taken it out to prevent further damage to the data. I want to keep using my computer with a Linux live USB while I wait for a new drive. When I turn on the laptop, I can press escape to bring up the startup menu and F9 is listed as boot device options and F10 is listed as BIOS. If I choose any option, no matter which one, the computer opens System Diagnostics. If i press F9 or F10 during boot, I see the text pop up acknowledging the action, but still get System Diagnostics. I bought this computer new from Amazon, it has never been configured by any kind of IT department, it is simply locking me out of the BIOS and boot order for unknown reasons. I do not have anything the computer came with, so I'd need a link to an ISO if your suggestion involves a disk. Ideally, there is some inane secret combination of button pushing and holding that will either allow me to change the boot order or boot directly from USB. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Probook 4530s will only boot into System Diagnostics. Can't ...

I'm having this SAME issue.. I put in a new hard drive because mine crashed, and it's doing the same **bleep** thing.. Have you figured it out since your post? *Please!* Let me know if you have... This is incredibly frustrating. I guess if nothing else I'm glad I'm not the only one it's happening to.....

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I've been having issues with the system running slowly. At  startup and when starting g a browser the disk is being accessed at a very high rate which slows the system  to a standstill. Often the browser is unresponsive for 20 seconds or more. I am running System Diagnostics from the startup menu. The SMART Check, Short DST and long DST all passed but the Startup Test failed. The diagnostics feature did not offer any more info about the failure or possible fixes. Does anyone know more about this test/failures/fixes? Thanks

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System works 2001 Norton Diagnostics

On running memory test I get

Testing memory using pattern with all bits cleared...
Error detected at address 129355776
Test: Failed

Any Clue as to what this means?
I have recently installed 256 of sdram
Mark Blackmore

A:Norton Diagnostics System works 2001


Does all the RAM show at startup, or when you rightclick My Computer, and choose Properties?

It may mean that the stick that you have just added is failing. Can you check by pulling out the one you have just added, and then re-running the program?



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Boot Device error is fixable, right?  Wrong...so no matter what combination fo keys I enter when the laptop boots up - they all bring me to the System Diagnostics. I have run all of the four options given, and still end up right back there again.  I have tried F2, F10, ESC, and even tried the Hold WIN + B combination...no progress   Any new ideas?  I have WIN 7 ISO on a USB, and a CD of same on hand, but can't get the machine to boot from either device... In the end, that's what I need....I need to boot from CD or USB 

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I want to buy a PC System Utility software for my HP Computer but I am not able to get the honest review anywhere and it seems like even good websites like toptenreviews dot com they are not doing their work correctly.
I was about to buy the Advanced System Optimizer 3 but when I installed the Scan Only Version on my computer my AVG Internet Security blocked the file. Then I downloaded the file on Vmware and scanned it on Virus Total. Here are the results:
If good websites like Top Ten would suggest me scam/bogus software then on which websites i will have trust on?
Now i am left with System Mechanic and Tune Up Utilities option, could you please suggest me which one should I buy or if there is any other software which is better than the mentioned softwares. Please help.

A:PC System Utilities Software Review

Hi George "PC Booster/Tune Up" programs are part of the worst programs you can install on a system. When it comes to messing up your system (Windows), these are as worst as malware. They are completely worthless and useless to use. The worst is that they'll often take action on your system without you knowing, nor authorizing it, which could lead to your system being altered in a way you don't want it to be or even worst, a "broke" system. Every feature they provide, you can either do it natively under Windows, do it via another standalone executable (which is way easier and safer to use) or they aren't providing something you need. Here's a few examples:Cleaning temporary files: TFC (standalone executable), CCleaner (installed), Cleanmgr.exe (in-built);Managing start-up entries: Autoruns (standalone executable), CCleaner (installed), Task Manager and Registry (in-built);Driver Updater: Not needed, all you need is to go on your manufacturer website so you'll be sure to get the right, official, working drivers for your computer or hardware;Registry Cleaner/Defragger: Completely useless and also dangerous;Disk Defragging: Disk Defrag (in-built), O&O Disk Defrag (installed), Defraggler (installed);Powerful uninstaller: Not needed, only needed when you have to make sure a program is completely uninstalled. Revo Uninstaller have a portable version you can use;"Enhanced" Task Manager: Procexp (standalone executable), Process Hacker (portable or installed);"Active security": Any... Read more

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I just read on Download Squad about a new product from Winzip:

WinZip releases new System Utilities Suite, we go hands-on

I tried to download the trial but I could not actually do anything without registering. I wonder if anybody has registered and can share their experience with it?

A:Winzip System Utilities - Any experiences?

If you google you can find a giveaway, but it's only for 10 licenses, so who knows?

I didn't see a forum or section for it in WinZip knowledge base. Since it's 1.0 there's probably not many issues posted yet.

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Hi Guys

I want to learn how to administer different system utilities from windows\system32 in XP, for example power management\system time and date etc. Is there any repository/website that explain which .exe or system file controls what windows function in system32? Thanks in advance for your help.


A:How to administer system utilities from system32 in XP

Click Start | Help and Support.
Search on Command line reference

Open a Command Prompt and type Help
You can get help for specific commands from a command prompt, type the command followed by /?
powercfg.exe /?

you can use More to display a screen at a time if needed:
powercfg.exe /? |More

DOS and VB Scripting Links
An A-Z Index of the Windows XP command line
Command-line reference A-Z
Using batch parameters
Windows 95/98/ME Batch file Tutorial (Still a good basic reference for WinNT/2K/XP)
Batch File Functions for NT4/2000/XP/2003
Rob van der Woude's Scripting Pages
Microsoft Script Center
Beginners Guides: WindowsXP Command Prompt
Beginners Guides: Understanding and Creating Batch Files

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The Reliability and Performance Monitor found in Vista keeps a heap of data sets for response times, processes, configuration data, diagnostics, debug logs, registry keys and performance counters. This tool will help you diagnose windows errors, slow performance or anything else you would like it to help you track down.

1. Open the Start-Menu and search for Performance Monitor.
2. In the performance monitor there is a folder called "Data Collector Sets" found in the left open it and click "System"
3. Here you will find some default diagnostic tools to run on your vista machine, just right-click the name and click start, scroll down to the Reports folder to view your results.

You can also add your own customised monitors under the Data Collector sets folder for a more complete view of the systems performance handling, Just remember too many sets might slow your system down and vista allready runs a Reliability Monitor every hour.

This tool will point anyone in the right direction to solve issues they are having with vista or the hardware, Include the report in a support request and it can help diagnose the problem very quickly. Its proberly the most usefull feature found in vista.

A:Use Advanced System Diagnostics/Performance Reports for troubleshooting

For those of you having trouble finding it perfmon.exe at the run command

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failure id: PG8DXF-8418HJ-XD7X6J-61ADO3Product Njmber: V8T79UA#ABAWindows kept booting into recovery manager, so I did a hard drive check.BIOS V -

A:System diagnostics hard drive check failure.

Hi,Sadly to say: Most of the time the 24 char failure id indicates the HDD is failing and need to be replaced. Is it still under warranry ? If Yes, please call HP for a replacement.In the US:    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1or HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html    Regards.

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Hi.I have an Elitebook 8540p and when it boots up it stalls to a black screen after the hp logo disappears. It sounds like its running but it never boots. I tried to complete the system diagnostics by pressing f2 and that screen opens but freezes up saying initializing system diagnostics.Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

A:Elitebook 8540p wont initialize system diagnostics

Cmccullough1 wrote:Hi.I have an Elitebook 8540p and when it boots up it stalls to a black screen after the hp logo disappears. It sounds like its running but it never boots. I tried to complete the system diagnostics by pressing f2 and that screen opens but freezes up saying initializing system diagnostics.Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.Thanks.It sounds like the hard drive is probably failing/failed causing the system to hang.    Are you able to enter the System BIOS setup screen?

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I need to change the boot order of my laptop which is running Windows 7. It is an HP/compaq laptop. I have tried pressing F2, F4 and F8 on startup. The only thing I got to was the "HP Advanced System Diagnostics".

How can I change to boot order to boot from CD? Also, can I change the boot order to boot from a USB drive?


A:How to change boot order with HP Advanced System Diagnostics

It would help if you were to post the model of this Compaq.

Try F10.

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It has lots of other useful functions.

It consists of Partition Manager (personal edition ), and the Virtualization manager.

Even if you already have the partition manager, it is worth the download for the Virtualization manager.
That includes the Boot Corrector to resolve most common boot problems,
and P2P Adjust Recover the OS startup ability after system migration to a different hardware platform.

Also, unusually for GOTD downloads, Paragon normally let you keep the installer , so as long as you keep a copy of the product key - you can reinstall the product as often as you like.

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Hi, I was hoping someone could tell me how I can print or copy then paste the list of start up programs in my system configuration utilities?
I have a lot of things in there that are not needed but I need to compare it to a start up list. It would be much easier if I could print it.

A:printing or copying system configuration utilities

HijackThis has that feature

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Im running a Dell Inspiron 32 bit with vista and I keep getting a pop up that says "system utilities has stopped working" and I can click close and it will pop right back up. I cant seem to find any help anywhere, does anyone know how to fix this?

A:Solved: System Utilities has stopped working


Does it have any more info on the popup?

Follow this link http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msconfig_vista.html
Follow down from the top of that site, reading carefully.

You may see something listed as "System Utilities" you could just take the tick out of that. However, its not always as obvious as that.

The only one I would leave ticked is your Anti-Virus - it should be pretty obvious by its name.

That should rectify it.

Come back to me and let me know?

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Hello, I'm the process of trying to de-brick this EliteBook 8640p that was working just yesterday, but I decided it was time for a re-format.  I went into the BIOS settings and noticed an option called 'Safe Erase'... and I decided to perform it. After the process was complete, understandably there was no OS found. The next step (I thought) was to add bootable media (DVD-ROM or Flash Drive, I tried both) to install a new OS. After tweaking the 'Legacy Boot' settings by putting USB Flash Drive at the top, I rebooted -- and it didn't load from the removable media. I tried checking the BIOS settings again, but every time I press ESC, F9, etc. during the POST, it redirects me to 'system diagnostics', which has been extremely unhelpful since all it offers me is a few diagnostic scans (they all pass, by the way). I'm not ever able to get back to the BIOS settings. This would be day 2 of my adventure, yesterday I tried updating/reinstalling the BIOS using a Flash Drive, but the utilities provided by HP all crashed when they were about to create the BIOS update drive. I tried moving basically every .bin file I could find (there isn't a single Phoneix Bios file that I could find) onto a freshly-formatted (FAT32, 4MB block size, 2 GB capacity) Flash Drive. Booting normally with the flash drive in keeps bringing me back to the 'system diagnostics' screen, over and over again. Something quite odd happens when I try initiating the BIOS recovery routine with Win + B -- when ... Read more

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A:System Upgrade Utilities 2010 for free (only today)

Thanks for the link Kari... This should help a lot of people!!

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Any thoughts on which is better on keeping Windows XP running smoothly, Tuneup Utilities vs Norton Utilities? Is one better than the other or do both have specific utilities that are superior? Can both be run on the same machine or is that looking for complications? Thanks.

A:Tuneup Utilities vs Norton Utilities

Norton [Symantec] programs have a bad reputation for causing problems. I would go with "TU," of which I have an old version that has worked fine and caused no complications.

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Our Gateway is crashing every now and then leaving behind an exe to CrashDumps and error seen below. What could cause this, how to fix this?

20xx-xx-xx 06:28:xx.xxxx 9876 76 Error [EventLogException] System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogException: The handle is invalid
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogException.Throw(Int32 errorCode)
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.NativeWrapper.EvtGetEventInfo(EventLogHandle handle, EvtEventPropertyId enumType)
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogRecord.get_ContainerLog()
at Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.Collection.Events.EventListeners.WindowsEventLogReader.HandleEvent(Object sender, EventRecordWrittenEventArgs eventRecordWrittenEventArgs)
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogWatcher.IssueCallback(EventRecordWrittenEventArgs eventArgs)
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogWatcher.HandleEventsRequestCompletion()
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogWatcher.RequestEvents()
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogWatcher.SubscribedEventsAvailableCallback(Object state, Boolean timedOut)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitOrTimerCallback.PerformWait... Read more

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so after i have run the windows memory diagnostics i have determined that i have various ram errors. what i would like to know is what dos programs i could use to rectify my problems thanks.

A:ram diagnostics

It takes quite while, best to do it overnight

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Hi guys

Im looking for any computer based diagnostic software or "hardware and software" (similar to vehicle diagnotics)

I have used some software that scans every sensor and any software and data stored on any drive.

but would like something a lot more thorough

such as, software that scans everything such as the voltages on any sensor and any possible piece of hardware,What is being stored and can be "rescued" from any device connected to the said computer/s

and so on.. does anyone know of anything like this?


A:PC Diagnostics ?

With all the different Hardware and Software manufacturers out there, and all the make and models of components within all the different computers, you won't find any 1 program capable of reading everything. Closest thing I have seen would be the Ultimate Boot CD which contains dozens of freeware programs for hardware diagnosis, but nothing really for software.

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My puter has been giving me error messages that I didn't have enough RAM to open some pages on the internet, so I did what any self respecting gameaholic would do, I went and bought more. I installed 768 SDRAM. And low and behold, I now have lots and lots of memory and no longer get those pesky little messages. However, when I check settings to see the performance of my new memory, it says that I only have 62% of the RAM available. This is with no windows open, I'm not on the internet, nothing. How could this be?..Is there a diagnostics program I can run that will tell me what hog is in my RAM? (no pun intended)...my system is a Windows 98 with a Pentium II. I read extensively on my mb to get the correct memory, so I don't think that is the problem...what the heck could it be?

any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

A:RAM Diagnostics????

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Hi. Any suggestions for a good easy to use diagnostic tool for PC hang ups, sluggish behavior and general hassles? Thanks for your advice. Steve

A:PC diagnostics

it could be caused by spyware - is this the problems you are having or just looking for some PC diags ???

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My Hp probook 4540s used to ave advanced diagnostics but now only has hp diagnostics with the option of hard drive check and memory check and nothing else.

A:HP diagnostics

JA8231 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Wish I had good news for you, but I don't ... The UEFI diagnostics you refer to are linked to the Win8.1 page for your PC, but NOT to the Win10 page: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5229456&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4158 This could be a simple oversight by HP, in which you could then download and install the diagnostics from the Win8.1 page.  Or, it could more likely be that those do not work in Win10 -- in which you're then out of luck. My suggestion is to try downloading and install them anyway, they might just work.Good Luck

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