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Best software for diagnostics and best for maintenance?

Which is the best tool for computer problem diagnostic? Which for software? Which for hardware?

What about software for maintenance? Which is the best?

P.S. Best answer would be "Paid: x, y, z; Free: x, y, z," as in include BOTH paid and free variants.

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  1. What exactly are you trying to achieve? The actual value of diagnostic tools is questionable.

    I sometime use CCleaner (free) for a bit of registry checkup.

    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    For a more complete diagnostic, SiSoft Sandra has a Lite version of their tool that is also free.

    http://www.sisoftware.net/
  2. Herr_Koos said:
    What exactly are you trying to achieve? The actual value of diagnostic tools is questionable.

    I sometime use CCleaner (free) for a bit of registry checkup.

    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    For a more complete diagnostic, SiSoft Sandra has a Lite version of their tool that is also free.

    http://www.sisoftware.net/


    I just want to know what I can use to diagnose/repair problems. Like potential hard drive failure, memory failure, CPU failure, PSU problems, motherboard problems, "slow" computer, cleaning the registry, junk files, scanning for viruses. And generally I mean tools that don't require you to boot Windows.

    Basically I'm looking for useful stuff to put into my USB, that's what I'm trying to achieve.
  3. newn said:
    Herr_Koos said:
    What exactly are you trying to achieve? The actual value of diagnostic tools is questionable.

    I sometime use CCleaner (free) for a bit of registry checkup.

    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    For a more complete diagnostic, SiSoft Sandra has a Lite version of their tool that is also free.

    http://www.sisoftware.net/


    I just want to know what I can use to diagnose/repair problems. Like potential hard drive failure, memory failure, CPU failure, PSU problems, motherboard problems, "slow" computer, cleaning the registry, junk files, scanning for viruses. And generally I mean tools that don't require you to boot Windows.

    Basically I'm looking for useful stuff to put into my USB, that's what I'm trying to achieve.


    Start here:
    Hiren's BootCD
  4. USAFRet said:
    newn said:
    Herr_Koos said:
    What exactly are you trying to achieve? The actual value of diagnostic tools is questionable.

    I sometime use CCleaner (free) for a bit of registry checkup.

    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    For a more complete diagnostic, SiSoft Sandra has a Lite version of their tool that is also free.

    http://www.sisoftware.net/


    I just want to know what I can use to diagnose/repair problems. Like potential hard drive failure, memory failure, CPU failure, PSU problems, motherboard problems, "slow" computer, cleaning the registry, junk files, scanning for viruses. And generally I mean tools that don't require you to boot Windows.

    Basically I'm looking for useful stuff to put into my USB, that's what I'm trying to achieve.


    Start here:
    Hiren's BootCD


    I know that one, but that can't be the only decent tool. Anti-virus software-wise especially.
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  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
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    Thank you! Very useful, time to start downloading!
  7. Glad to help,thanks for using the forum.
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