How can I check HDD and RAM?

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    What are 2 of the best programs to check the condition of the Hard Drive and RAM? And is there a way to boot a USB stick and run the 2 programs from the USB stick?

    I want to check the hard drive and RAM on an old PC.

    Cheers.:thumb:
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Memtest86+ for RAM.

    You can use DSKCHECK for the HDD.
     
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    Where is this DSKCHECK? Never heard of it and, from what Google points to, it's a trojan. I hope you're really just misspelling CHKDSK.
     
  4. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Thank you, I am downloading and installing DSKCHECK and Memtest86+.
     
  5. TheMozart

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    Really? A trojan?

    Do you know of any boot USB ISO that I can use to boot a USB stick that has memtest86+ on it and a hard drive sector checker?
     
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    You can use Universal USB installer to run Hirens boot cd from a USB. From Hirens you can run, for instance, Memrest86+ for RAM and HDAT2 for HDD.
     
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    No, sorry, no help with your original question. My only point is, while many are aware of CHKDSK, I can't find anything good or legitimate about "DSKCHECK" per se and I thought I'd throw a flag out since you said you were downloading and installing it. YMMV
     
  11. TheMozart

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    What does HDAT2 do?
     
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