Question about Dell Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Looking for free diagnostic software / boot disks that I can use.

Does anyone know of any boot diags or diagnostic software for PCs/laptops that I can use?  Vendor neutral for Dell, HP, IBM, Gateway, etc, is preferred.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,073 Answers

Hi!

I can recomend you Ranish Partition Manager, i use´it myself now and then and its very good.

You can find it here, and you will find some other usefull programs to for free
http://www.ranish.com/

Good luck to you
Nic

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dell Master
  • 4,806 Answers

Hi there
Download Hirens boot CD to perform full diagnostics of any system in doss mode.

http://www.9down.com/topic-Hiren-s-BootCD/

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

When i turn it on it shows no operating system not found


boot record has been corrupted, or the hard drive is toast!....problem is that you have no cd/dvd rom so you cant insert a restore disk....if you wanted to test it yourself you would have to learn to boot from USB(flashdrive)....unless you have a external USB dvd that you can hook up to it to attemot to rebuild the boot record!

Jul 17, 2011 | Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Notebook

1 Answer

The b, n, space bar, tab, and function keys will not work on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop.


Boot to the diagnostic partition from the F12 menu, see if the keys work during the diags. If they do, the issue is a software one. If they do not work in the diags, then replace the keyboard.
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=1720+keyboard&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Dec 23, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1720 Notebook

1 Answer

I'm getting a stop error code 0X000000ED,0X86714368, 0X0000006, it's on a Dell Latitude D600 laptop?


Unmountable boot volume indicating that the system cannot successfully read the boot sector of the hard drive.
Run the diagnostics on the hard drive, if it fails, replace the hard drive.
If diags pass, boot to the recovery console, run chkdsk /r If it still gives the error after that, you can try reinstalling windows.
If that fails to resolve, then again, replace the hard disk drive

Nov 19, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

1 Answer

Wont boot it freezes and asks to install the dell utilities and driver disk


try to diagnose the hdd first. check if it is faulty. if yes replace hdd. if not then reinstall os and the drivers. to run the diagnostics turn on laptop then keep tapping f12 the boot options will display select utility partition then run 32 bit diag then custom then test the hdd.

Oct 20, 2009 | Dell Inspiron B120 Notebook

1 Answer

Hi I have a inspiron 6400 - when it turn on only restart on boot logo.


first try and run diags Hold Fn Key while pressing power button, and see if you get a failure running diagnostics.;
If diags will not run, then remove HDD, and boot to the resource CD and see if diags will run there.
If diags pass, try booting to the XP CD, press R at the 1st prompt to enter Recovery console, and run CHKDSK /P then reboot and see if you can get to the OS.
If you can't get to recovery console or if you get a diagnostic failure on the Hard Drive, then you will need to replace the hard drive (around $100)

Jun 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

1 Answer

Free diagnostic software for PCs/laptops?


Hi there
Download Hirens boot CD to perform full diagnostics of any system in doss mode.

http://www.9down.com/topic-Hiren-s-BootCD/

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

Feb 11, 2009 | HP TouchSmart IQ504t PC with Intel Core 2...

1 Answer

BOOTING PROBLEM DIAG PROBLEM


What os you running? it booting problem or diag problem? If you can access windows desktop, you can try use Microsoft Bootvis to Diag your boot problem and Bootvis also can optimze you boot time :)

Sep 26, 2008 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell Latitude Dell DVD player


Hi
We will first start with these steps and let me if is still resolved or not.
1. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929461
Do this step and restart your laptop. Let me know what kind of dvds are you using. Are they movies or with data.
2. Run a 32 bit dell diags on the drive. You can access Dell diagnostics by pressing F12 when you seeing the Dell logo when you start the system. You may have to try couple of times to get to the screen. It will show you one time boot menu. Select diagnostics. Alternatively, if you have Dell diagnostics or drivers cd, insert that and in the one time boot menu select cd dvd and press enter.
It will take you to the diagnostics menu. Select Test my system, then custom diags and then ran a diags on the drive. If they test fails it might be time to replace the drive. If you are in warranty talk to dell tech support and tell them that 32 bit diags on drive failed they will just replace the drive, if not in warranty let me know I will help you in ordering the spare parts online. Drive is not that costly.
3. IF the diags have passed and still having the issue boot system to safe mode and then go to My computer, right click the drive and click on explore. Check if you can see any contents of your dvd. If you can then the culprit is the OS or windows xp then we can do more steps. To access safe mode press F8 when u see the dell logo during start up.
Do share you experience so that I can know how it is working

Thank you
Rakesh
Expert in Dell Laptops.

Jul 29, 2008 | Dell DVD-rom DVD Drive

1 Answer

Dell laptop error message no boot sector on hard disk


Sounds like you'll be getting a replacement hard drive.

Here are some things you can try.
  1. Reseat the hard drive, ensure it is seen and ID'd in the system BIOS.
  2. Run diagnostics on the drive is detected.
  3. If Diags pass/unavailable, you can try booting to an XP CD, enter recovery console, see if you can run a CHKDSK /R and fix the issue.
  4. Reformat the drive and reinstall.
If the drive fails to format or fails diagnostics, replace the drive.

Jun 29, 2008 | Dell Computers & Internet

2 Answers

T1900 LAPTOP 1993 - Toshiba


Don't need THE boot disks.
A system disk from any OS will do.
Insert disk before power on.
It should tell you whether it is compatible.
If so it will load its own drivers.
and if not it may tell you what OS is on there.
ps. OS = operating system

Oct 08, 2007 | HP Pavilion dv9220us Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

61 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18385 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2385 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...