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Hardware fault Diagnostic

Q: Hardware fault Diagnostic

I sometimes spend a long time diagnosing certain faults on a PC/Laptop. Is it RAM, HDD, Mobo etc etc, until I pin down the exact faulty piece of a computer. I have been looking into diagnostic kits to try and save me some time, They seem to vary in price from 30-1500. They all claim to be able to diagnose the exact hardware fault of a PC or laptop. My questions are, does anyone have any experience of these kits, if so do they actually work? And can anyone recommend a particular brand/model?
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Preferred Solution: Hardware fault Diagnostic

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Right now my computer seems quot stable quot but for several days I was having incredible difficulty SF BSODs diagnostic etc. Frequent fault? at Motherboard getting the computer to operate without BSOD or rejecting the BIOS settings etc I recently got a new Frequent BSODs etc. Motherboard at fault? SF diagnostic graphics card PSU Frequent BSODs etc. Motherboard at fault? SF diagnostic and memory I memtested the memory and it's fine this is my second set since the first set brought similar crashes did not memtest first set though I doubt the graphics card or PSU are issues Frequent BSODs etc. Motherboard at fault? SF diagnostic either but who knows I suspect some of the RAM slots on the motherboard may be at fault because when I re-arrange the RAM or place one stick in particular slots the system will not boot Anyways attached are the diagnostic files from the SF tool Like I said the system runs quot okay quot now but not where I want it to as far as dependability If I get more BSODs I will definitely come back with updated dump files I'm not good at figuring out dump files and event logs so if anybody could interpret the attached information for me I would really appreciate it Thanks My system A-POWER W PSU Intel Core i - processor GIGABYTE P -UD L motherboard Windows Ultimate -bit OS G SKILL GB x GB PC DDR RAM ATI RADEON HD GB graphics card

A:Frequent BSODs etc. Motherboard at fault? SF diagnostic

Quote: Originally Posted by splexin

Right now, my computer seems "stable" but for several days I was having incredible difficulty getting the computer to operate without BSOD or rejecting the BIOS settings etc

I recently got a new graphics card, PSU, and memory. I memtested the memory and it's fine (this is my second set since the first set brought similar crashes...did not memtest first set though). I doubt the graphics card or PSU are issues either, but who knows. I suspect some of the RAM slots on the motherboard may be at fault because when I re-arrange the RAM or place one stick in particular slots, the system will not boot.

Anyways, attached are the diagnostic files from the SF tool. Like I said, the system runs "okay" now but not where I want it to (as far as dependability). If I get more BSODs, I will definitely come back with updated dump files.

I'm not good at figuring out dump files and event logs, so if anybody could interpret the attached information for me, I would really appreciate it.


My system:
Intel Core i5-750 processor
GIGABYTE P55-UD3L motherboard
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) OS
G.SKILL 4 GB (2 x 2GB) PC12800 DDR3 RAM
ATI RADEON HD 5830 (1GB) graphics card

These 3 crashes were caused by three different files. When there are that many different problems I have to start thinking hardware, probably memory.

I would start by downloading memetestx86 and run it for at least 5 passes. Let us know the results

If you are overclocking STOP


041910-14476-01.dmp 4/19/2010 11:39:12 PM BAD_POOL_HEADER 0x00000019 00000000`00000003 fffff800`0384be70 0ffff800`0384be70 77fff800`0384be70 discache.sys discache.sys+80bfa3 x64 C:\Users\K\Desktop\Seven Forums\Minidumps\041910-14476-01.dmp 4 15 7600
041910-19687-01.dmp 4/19/2010 1:36:40 PM KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED 0x0000001e 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 mouhid.sys mouhid.sys+1aff808 x64 C:\Users\K\Desktop\Seven Forums\Minidumps\041910-19687-01.dmp 4 15 7600
041910-19344-01.dmp 4/19/2010 1:15:18 PM SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION 0x0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff960`000c8ead fffff880`021cfc10 00000000`00000000 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+70600 x64 C:\Users\K\Desktop\Seven Forums\Minidumps\041910-19344-01.dmp 4 15 7600
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A:hardware diagnostic tools

Hi, Have a look here, lots of useful stuff.
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A:Hardware diagnostic program ?

Howdy Bruce I....

Go here and download the diagnostics for your hard drive, create the boot disk for the hard drive, and boot to it, and run the non distructive tests...

The clicking and problems do sound to me like it is the hard drive...
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A:Hardware Diagnostic Software

Hi Steve,

First Have you installed new RAM. If yes has this screen only happened when the new RAM was put in?

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A:Hardware Diagnostic Tools

i use the ultimate boot cd


has quite a few test applications on
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A:Hardware Diagnostic Software That Can Run From A CD

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A:Hardware Diagnostic Tools 6.0.5418.39

Hi, Are you referring to the HP Support Assistant?  If yes, then uninstall the old version via the Control Panel -- Program and Features and then install the newest HP Support Assistant.
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A:Solved: Hardware diagnostic tool?

try It is free and small. d/l it run it. It even gives you the license/key numbers to the software you have on the computer I print off a hard copy to have on hand for when problems occur.
good luck
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A:Hardware Diagnostic Tools PC Doctor Inc.

Do you use the software at all?

Also do you need to use Hardware Diagnostic tools?

If No to the above questions then Please Uninstall the Program

If Yes then Don't uninstall the Program

If it is NO Then do not worry it is safe to Uninstall

Hope This Helps,
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A:Hardware Diagnostic Tools,Alerts

Which operating system is this on please?
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A:Solved: Diagnostic Software for Hardware?

I would take a wild guess that your power supply is failing.
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A:Good Hardware Diagnostic Utility(s)

really just aren't any shortcuts,
no MAGICAL 'jelly-bean' [software] to solve hardware or software issues,
just development of common-sense diagnostic skills,
that's what this and a whole lot of other forums are for,

you may peruse this and see if you can find something,

you might try what some of us do,
everytime! before i go to do anything on a customer's pc,
i kneel before it
say my 3 prayers to the 'great computer god'
then, do i really need to continue.............
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A:"HP Hardware Diagnostic Tool ...

Hi MorningStar,

Have a look in

Click on PCDoctor/hp> properties (left hand side)> triggers>change to what you want

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A:[SOLVED] Full Hardware diagnostic program?

Hi Zack,

Yes there are a number of programs that will do the job that you are asking.

One in particular, Everest?Home Edition, is recommended and used frequently by TSF techs.
( Click the coloured link to be re-directed to a comprehensive Installation and Users Guide. )

I trust this helps; please post back with your thoughts.

Kind Regards,
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A:Should the Hardware Diagnostic slow my new computer to a crawl?

It will be real laggy during it. But it should be fine afterward...

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A:Recommend Bootable Hardware Diagnostic Software

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A:Your favourite Network, Security & Hardware Diagnostic Applications

My favorites:

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A:Is it a hardware fault or O/S ?

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It looks to me that you have done a very thorough job of fault diagnosis and i agree with your conclusion that the fault could well be with the CPU.
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A:Need help locating hardware fault

1. Where could the real fault be, and the point of origin?: Well you replaced everything apart from the motherboard and RAM so they would be your best bets. Download memtest and test your RAM for a while with it. Not the Windows version but the DOS version. I think it is on Hirens boot CD. Also on the Ultimate boot CD wich you should be able to find through google

2. What could I have done to the machine, could the PSU have spiked other hardware?

Did you insult your computer or look at it **** eyed? It is not likely that the PSU spiked the hardware but it is more possible that the amount of amps that came through the PSU was to much for the rest of the components to handle

3. Why would the HDD work fine until put under heavy access?

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4. Are there likely to be any further faults?

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A:BSOD: Hardware Fault ??

If moving it causes that kind of issue - I'd be looking at loose connections. DVD drive connection, AC adapter connections, Hard Drive connections.
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A:Unknown Hardware Fault. Maybe HDD related, maybe not?


Tried extracting an archive on the 250GB drive, went at 16MB/s, lagged my computer out like crazy and i had to forcibly close the extraction. Copied the files to my 320GB (copied at full speed btw) and extracted there at 40MB/s with no impact on my PC performance whatsoever.

Seems fairly obvious then that my 250GB is simply screwed? Is there anything i can do here? SMART only shows 34 reallocated sectors out of 36 that were available for remapping leaving 2 spare sectors still, it should not be behaving like this, should it?
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A:BSOD WITH SRV.SYS & hardware disk IN FAULT

Oh, you're not dead yet

Hello and welcome to TSF.

At a glance, it looks like you're having some problems with memory management. Please follow the instructions here:
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A:Serious problem - is it a hardware fault or software ?

Sounds like the computer is not booting of the CD. You need to go into the BIOS setup when the computer first turns on, usually press F2 or DEL, and find the Boot Order. Make sure the Boot Order has the CD-ROM in the sequence before the hard drive. Then save and exit. Now when the computer starts with the XP CD in the drive it should come up and ask you to press any key to boot off the CD which is what you want to do. Then follow the onscreen instructions. You will probably want to do a new/clean install of XP so you will want to format the drive when asked.

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3. Installed the latest driver and rebooted
4. Removed all motherboard connections and re-connected
5. Purchased replacement DVD drive and replaced

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CD/DVD \S[TKozp)CLD^D_ \S-L>3:H(-(PM)

God only knows what that means, but could be a good clue!!!

If anyone could please help it would be appreciated, many thanks in advance..



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A:Hardware ID Missing fault with DVD drive, even when replaced DVD.

Try the following two Fix It tools.

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A:atikmdag fault - is this software or hardware? + am I covered under warranty?

The ATI driver that is being blamed in the error pop up is for your graphics card but it could mean that your card is failing.

When you say "I rebuild my laptop every 30 days" what exactly do you do and what software are you using.

Windows and all Anti Virus software can be set to automatically update so you should not need to check either of them.

Follow this to post a few of the latest minidumps from the BSOD's so they can be analysed.

First locate your minidump files, they are usually found by clicking on your C: drive, in windows explorer, then click on Windows to view the contents. If your operating system is installed under a different drive letter then look there. They should be stored under a file called minidump.The files will have a .dmp extension.
Zip up at least 6 of the most recent files into one zip folder and save on your desktop (if there are less then just zip up what you have).
Below the reply box click on Go Advanced. Then scroll down until you see a button, Manage Attachments. Click on that and a popup-window opens.
Click on the Browse button, find the zip folder you made earlier and doubleclick on it.
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A:WHEA-Logger (W7 freezes/crashes) Hardware fault

Please read this article:

In particular, test your RAM, Video card, and make sure your temps are okay using Speedfan.
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A:Computer Freezing for a short time (Hardware Fault)

Identical problem here.. hard drive light goes solid and pc just stops for 1 min, still able to move the mouse cursor but cannot slect anything or alt-tab etc. Any alt tab or double clicking is cached up and then all fired off at once when the minute freeze is up.

I'm pretty certain now it's down to my Asus P5K-E motherboard (which is what I assume the original poster has)

I'm looking towards M/Board now as I have swapped drives and changed CPU from Q6600 to Q8200 also switched from Vista 32bit to Win7 64bit and still get the issue.

I alleviated it for a while by switching my SATA 300 drive down to 150 mode by setting the jumpers.

Have flashed the P5K to the latest bios with no joy.

Full specs are..
Q8200 Quad
Asus P5K-E Wifi Premium
500GB Samsung SATA300
4GB Ram
lightscribe 20x DVDRW
Sony Bluray Drive (installed after problem had already appeared)
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So each night I take my computer along with monitors etc. out of the power plug in the wall.
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Sometimes after waiting a few minutes the screen suddenly shows the startup of windows and I can use it normally.

I think it's an hardware related problem but I'm not entirely sure.
I use windows 10.

Hope you can help me
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A:Windows BSOD's during bootup, suspecting hardware fault.

UPDATE: A friend of mine that's CompTIA A+ Certified took a look at the computer finally and ran some memtests; turns out that there was a bad stick of RAM that was doing this. I'm grabbing another 1 gig stick during the weekend, so that'll be fine now.

This topic can now be closed. :)
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A:random BSODs, suspected hardware fault; need help identifying the part

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A:BSOD and system unstabilitity after hardware change. Page Fault In Nonpaged Area

Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card).

nv4.disp.dll is a Nvidia display driver. Try the following:

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Error code 10000050, parameter1 a50773d0, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 ad0931bb, parameter4 00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
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0020: 30 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 0 Param
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A:Ntfs.sys PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGE AREA / Registry Fault

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A:Random Hardware Remove/Hardware Insert sounds causing major problems

Hello Duke1401.
Could you please give details of any USB Devices you may have inserted?

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A:Solved: HELP? Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check

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A:Need help with diagnostic and fix

Let's start with these free diagnostics:

H/W Diagnostics:
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Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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A:HDD diagnostic

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Welcome to TSG!

You'll have to check to make sure you wrote the site down correctly. The one which you reference definitely does not exist. It may have been a hoax to start with... I've never heard of a CD that can diagnose startup problems other than a registry cleaner- and you should note that those programs will only wreck your computer.

I would suggest you start another thread here describing the problem your son's computer is having and somebody should be able to help you out. Make sure to post the computer's make and model, version of Windows, and the exact error messages you are getting (I do mean word for word and including any cryptic-looking error codes- we find that information very useful!)

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A missing Windows/System32/Config/System is generally a good indication of failing hard drive ( 90% cases ). I would suggest verifying the health of the hard drive before proceeding to any other steps. Please use Seagate Seatool to run a full surface scan.
Seatool For DOS disc image -
How to burn ISO -
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Please report whether the test is a FAIL or PASS.
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A:Computer Hardware [moved to Hardware>Building]

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Click HARDWARE tab
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What exact pw supply did you install? Post the exact brand and model#

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Hello Powell and welcome!

- I'm not quite following here, are you getting any BSOD? If so, be sure to enable minidumps by doing this:

Quote: Originally Posted by "Carrona

Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
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The manufacture's hardware Diagnostc disks

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A:Diagnostic Help w/donated rig

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reboot, and let us know how it's running.


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A:system diagnostic

What OS are you running? (XP, ,Vista, 7...etc.)
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