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    Looking for software

    I am looking for software (Free) to check out my pc. It is really getting worse.

    Probably something I can boot off a cd.

    PC is virus/spyware free. Already checked.

    Any by getting worse I mean sometimes it does not load into the desktop or freezes while signing in.

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    Like something to check the hardware.

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    slave the HDD and do a scan disk? Also while the drive is hooked up to the other comp ya could use the free stuff the makers of the drives like Seagate make to test the drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    slave the HDD and do a scan disk? Also while the drive is hooked up to the other comp ya could use the free stuff the makers of the drives like Seagate make to test the drive?
    Ya going to try the HD manufacturer again.

    Running Bart's Stuff test....found possible data corruption.

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    Ah UBCD, forgot about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Ya going to try the HD manufacturer again.

    Running Bart's Stuff test....found possible data corruption.
    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    Reps sent.

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    Thanks Mno.

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    Used UBCD and test the:

    HD - Nothing
    Memory - Nothing

    CPU ? Not sure if that is even an issue

    Don't see anything to test the MB with.

    I did get a Bios checksum error on boot up the day after thanksgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Used UBCD and test the:

    HD - Nothing
    Memory - Nothing

    CPU ? Not sure if that is even an issue

    Don't see anything to test the MB with.

    I did get a Bios checksum error on boot up the day after thanksgiving.
    update bios? Reset it by removing batt for a while? is it clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    I did get a Bios checksum error on boot up the day after thanksgiving.
    Could just be the batter getting old and needing replacement.
    "system check" software...I've never had faith in them, they waste your time and give random results. I've seen them report something wrong on healthy PCs, and more often..simply not find anything wrong with PCs that do have hardware issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    update bios? Reset it by removing batt for a while? is it clean?
    did not do anything yet. Maybe next weekend I will take a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Could just be the batter getting old and needing replacement.
    "system check" software...I've never had faith in them, they waste your time and give random results. I've seen them report something wrong on healthy PCs, and more often..simply not find anything wrong with PCs that do have hardware issues.
    Maybe I should just scrap the desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Maybe I should just scrap the desktop.
    What are your issues? How old is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    What are your issues? How old is it?
    It seems to be freezing alot more. I have had two bios checksum errors in the last month. Sometimes won't boot into windows (XP freezes on the dots before getting to the desktop)

    I post specs soon.

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    Froze right up when I logged in.... You know when the welcome sound plays.

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    64MB GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Undefined)

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    48-bit LBA Unsupported
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    I suspect an old hard drive, clone it to a new one. 60 gigs..that's an oldie!
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