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Author:  ~PJ~ [ Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:48 am ]
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Schematics and manuals - free download

http://www.eserviceinfo.com/

Author:  Beast100 [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:44 pm ]
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You can pretty well do all system tests at www.pcpitstop.com

Author:  Copper [ Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:19 pm ]
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free alternative to partion magic


http://partitionlogic.org.uk/

Author:  kltsin [ Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:42 pm ]
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Copper wrote:
free alternative to partion magic


http://partitionlogic.org.uk/


looks cool have you tried it out?

Author:  ma102ma [ Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:45 pm ]
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I have. It's been stable enough for me. Might be worth a look if you want to move to using OSS.

Author:  jaycee [ Sat May 13, 2006 12:40 pm ]
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http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser.

Author:  Wayfarer [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:53 pm ]
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Process Explorer.

It's Task Manager+++

It shows what's running which program; especially useful when you're trying to track down a Windows service that's taxing your CPU.

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/P ... lorer.html

Author:  michael_burkebanned [ Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:28 pm ]
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Want to monitor the frame rates in all games ? Try this.


FRAPS
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http://files3.majorgeeks.com/files/4926 ... APS282.EXE

Author:  Mi An [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:37 pm ]
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skydive wrote:
I find it is the most hassle-free way of ensuring ALL components are working together. It is also very useful for when an HDD dies on you and you need to try to rescue files from it.

Knoppix and the aforementioned memtest are my most used tools when building systems.


Knoppixhas saved my data twice now when NTFS got corrupted and windows wouldn't touch it. It also comes in a convenient travel size (called Feather Linux, fits on mini-CD)

http://featherlinux.berlios.de/download.htm

Some versions of Knoppix have Gparted (a GNU partition editor) on them, but here's an indepentent distro as well:

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

Author:  ~PJ~ [ Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:35 am ]
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Diagnostic tools for all sorts of HDDs

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