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What I'm wondering is if there is a way that you can make a cd that boots up Memtest86, runs it through, and if there is no error, restarts and then boots up a hard drive checker that verifies the hard drive is okay. Does anything like this exist?

I would like to do this without having to boot into Windows or whatever operating system happens to be installed.

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I would just schedule Windows Memory Diagnostics and CHKDSK at Windows start up. The results will be stored in Windows Event Viewer.

To schedule disk check on the next boot, run chkdsk c: /r /f from an elevated command prompt (Windows Vista/7) or just from the Run dialog (XP). Because Windows won't get full access to the C: for checking, it will ask you permission to run on the next reboot

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I would like to do this without booting into windows. –  Mike Hagstrom Aug 7 '12 at 7:14
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Then I guess software like PC-Doctor, Hiren's Boot CD or Ultimate Boot CD will help here. –  ElektryczneNozyce Aug 7 '12 at 7:34
    
Right but there is still the manual part of having to click Enter, etc... with this kind of software. I want it to be completely automated. –  Mike Hagstrom Aug 7 '12 at 16:08

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