Hardware diagnostics

Hardware diagnostics

Post by WFAgYWN0aX » Thu, 01 Jul 2004 08:10:01


My computer reboots very soon after log-in. I have reformated the hard disk, the problem is still there. I fromated again and loaded the old Windows ME , the same problem. Back again to XP - the problem is still there . the same in the safe mode.
Occassianly on Windows Me safe mode I got the blue screen with" Window protection error - System Halted".
The PC work fine when booting with "DOS" diskette.
I am convinced it is Hardware problem or maybe conflict.
Does Window check hardware and/or conflicts?
Are there diagnostic tools? remeber I can only work in DOS.
I have removed the CD ROMS, the network card and swapped the memory cards.
It must be in the motherboard .
Help please
 
 
 

Hardware diagnostics

Post by MS M » Thu, 01 Jul 2004 10:00:37

Sounds like an overheating problem. Check ALL fans, especially those on the
CPU and in the PSU.
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

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Hardware diagnostics

Post by WFAgYWN0aX » Thu, 01 Jul 2004 10:46:02

Not sure if it is over heating- because it works fine for hours in DOS as well as installing the Windows Software which takes around half an hour.
the computer eboots very soon after Windows log in can will do it for as long is the power is on.
 
 
 

Hardware diagnostics

Post by Marius Mat » Sat, 14 Aug 2004 03:24:01

Hello,

Can anyone recommend a hardware diagnostics package for PCs?
This would include testing RAM, hard drives etc.
I have seen a few commercial packages in the $300 to $500
range but something simpler and cheaper would be nice.
Any suggestions (or recommendations for the commercial
packages)?

Thanks
Marius Matioc
 
 
 

Hardware diagnostics

Post by Zaga » Sat, 14 Aug 2004 03:51:18

 
 
 

Hardware diagnostics

Post by Bob Da » Sat, 14 Aug 2004 03:58:57


Try "diag378.exe", downloadable for free from
ftp://ftp1.dell.com/diags . After a few complaints, will run
on most non-Dell computers.

-- Bob Day
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Hardware diagnostics

Post by Marius Mat » Sat, 14 Aug 2004 05:23:06


Thanks, this looks good.
 
 
 

Hardware diagnostics

Post by Marius Mat » Sat, 14 Aug 2004 06:10:44

> Try "diag378.exe", downloadable for free from

Thanks, this also worked.
Runs on my Sony.
 
 
 

Hardware diagnostics

Post by Bob Willar » Sat, 14 Aug 2004 21:47:09


Memtest86 is still the standard for RAM.
--
Cheers, Bob
 
 
 

Hardware diagnostics

Post by Marius Mat » Sun, 15 Aug 2004 03:50:09

> Memtest86 is still the standard for RAM.

Thanks Bob,

Have tried. Very elegant program and hopefully thorough as well.

Marius