Solved Does PC Doctor do complete hardware check?

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February 9, 2010 at 01:06:27
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.5 GHz / 4094 MB
I heard about PC Doctor, but I was wondering if there was something free like PC Doctor that would check the status of all the hardware on a PC. What I'm looking for is a program that I can boot the PC from and get a complete check up from top to bottom :)Thank you for reading!

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February 9, 2010 at 05:12:50
Snake oil.

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February 9, 2010 at 05:26:26
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I agree with Jam, that stuff is all crap. Your BIOS checks all the hardware at startup and if something is wrong, you'll know.

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February 9, 2010 at 08:47:14
I've used this program

in various forms for over 10 years. Really can be the last ditch effort to diagnose problems.

If you do a lot of repairs can be more than worth the price when all else fails.

We were the unwilling, led by the unqualified, to do the unnecessary, for the ungrateful.

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February 9, 2010 at 10:23:56
If you just want to know about all the hardware and software in your system then try SIW. Get it at the link below.

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February 9, 2010 at 11:57:46
The BIOS does do a memory check, but I have a sneaky suspicion that there is a problem with the motherboard, because everytime I try to reformat the computer with a fresh install of Windows 7 the computer freezes and I get a blue screen of death. The specs on the laptop can handle 7 easily too!

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February 9, 2010 at 15:32:11
"everytime I try to reformat the computer with a fresh install of Windows 7 the computer freezes and I get a blue screen of death"

How many times do you need to reformat & reinstall on what I'm guessing is a fairly new machine?

I have NEVER had to reinstall the OS on my laptop & I got it right after the release of SP2, so that's gotta be about 5 yrs ago?

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February 9, 2010 at 17:06:28
It's a laptop of my friends and he got a nasty virus on it. One day the OS wouldn't boot any more, so I'm trying to reinstall a new OS, but all attempts fail because of what I'm guessing is a hardware defect.

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February 17, 2010 at 08:15:34
I read your post about PC-Doctor, and the accompanying
comments casting doubt. In the spirit of transparency, I am
with the company, and can tell you that we constantly battle
with other companies that poach and misuse the PC-Doctor
name, a registered trademark that we own.

To clear any misconceptions, big manufacturers like HP,
Lenovo, Acer and others rely PC-Doctor diagnostics and
products to diagnose systems, and to distinguish between
hardware and software issues. If it claims to do anything other
than diagnose hardware (like virus checking, malware
checking, or registry checking), be very careful as it is not our

So, to your question ... the answer is yes, we are able to
check all hardware. As an individual, you would likely use is
PC-Doctor Service Center, which has both bootable and
Windows device tests and scripted tests (multiple tests to run
with the click of one button). You would obviously want to use
the bootable tests to run a memory test.

I hope this helps.

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February 17, 2010 at 09:29:51

"The BIOS does do a memory check"
but that doesn't mean the memory is not faulty

"I get a blue screen of death."
what is the error message??


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February 17, 2010 at 11:22:49

I'm an Engineer from PC-Doctor. PC-Doctor is a hardware diagnostics suite for professional repair centers and is used by may major OEM's in their manufacturing lines and repair depots. It is also preloaded by the manufacturers on many systems for consumer use as an aid in troubleshooting problems. It is not free and a pretty high end tool for what you want to accomplish. Tom’s hardware did a review on PC-Doctor Service center 6 some time ago (we are on version 7.5 now) It can be read here: . Please don’t confuse us with the spyware – bug – registry –snake oil software trying to cash in on the PC-Doctor name. With all that behind us, on to your problem.

Memtest86 referenced above is a good, free memory testing program. It does not require an OS be installed and will thoroughly test the system memory. I would start there. If the memory tests good, then on to the next step.

Since the system blue screens during setup I suspect the issue is an IDE / AHCI mode problem. Go into the BIOS and switch the hard drives to AHCI mode. If this does not work post some additional information on the blue screen error.


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