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Read/WRITE/Verify disk diagnostic tool for Mac OS X?

It seems that there are many tools out there for Mac OS X that test a hard drive for bad blocks by doing a Read/Verify pass. That is, they read a block, then read it a second time, and verify that ...
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How would you diagnose an integrated network card that doesn't show up on the device list?

I've been setting up a server based around a Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R motherboard (G33, PCH9R with integrated Realtek 811B network device. I've enabled it in the BIOS, but it doesn't show up in the pre-...
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USB Hard drive diagnostic tool

I have a Freecom 500GB Toughdrive and I have a suspicion that something is wrong with it, because my PC sometimes does not find it and it sometimes makes clicking sounds. The drive itself is not that ...
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Looking for Driver Diagnostic and Repair Software

Greetings, I am currently plagued with BSODS on startup (both normal and safe mode) for my XP Pro. After much troubleshooting I have determined it is a driver problem. However, because I cannot ...
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Debugging Wine, Windows Emulator for Linux

I frequently want to run a windows app (usually a game) on my linux machines, the best way to do this is via wine, the windows emulator. The problem is that this is quite difficult to do. The apps ...
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Diagnostic why a fresh installation keeps freezing up for no reason

I've built a new computer and installed a new copy of Windows 7. Although this desktop is way superior than the previous one in terms of hardware specs, the OS just completely freezes for about 15-30 ...
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What's that web browser diagnostic site?

A while ago I ran across a web site that prints basic diagnostic information, such as what browser you're using and whether cookies / Javascript are enabled. What was that site? (Or do you know of a ...
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Slow network at home, how can I diagnose?

My home network has become incredibly slow over the past few days (access to the internet that is) Takes around 5 minutes to load a web page, if at all. Online games are constantly disconnecting. I ...
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My computer is lagging diagnosis program?

My computer keeps lagging with my CPU in the 3 or 4% area I am running Windows 7 and have been for a while I suspect my harddrive of failing and thus being the cos. Maybe it is also the motherboard or ...
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How can I determine a computer's specs? [closed]

I have a client who has a computer they want to upgrade. They are unable to tell me the specs of this computer and they're not the type of person I could walk it through with. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Diagnostic and Optimization Tool for Network Attached Storage

I'm looking for chkdsk/scandisk/norton disk doctor and defrag/speed disk alternatives for NAS (Network Attached Storage), which can be run from a computer connectted to the same network as the NAS. ...
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How to enable Windows diagnostic / descriptive / detailed startup mode that shows what it's doing?

During the boot process, Windows normally displays that monolithic "Logging on.." screen. There's a way to switch it to show what's going on behind the scenes, (e.g., connecting to network, running ...
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Intel Driver update utility

I am trying to run the Intel Driver Update Utility but in Opera, Firefox and Chrome I get nothing, while in IE8 the pllugin is installed and when it runs it gives an error "" The NTVDM CPU has ...
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Apple Service Diagnostic application on USB key?

I found the following in a text file, and I would like to use the Apple Service Diagnostic Application from a bootable USB key but I cannot find where to download it or set it up? Also is this free ...
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How do I know if DirectX is using hardware acceleration or software rendering?

Is there any DirectX diagnostcs tool which will allow me to understand if Graphics acceleration from my GPU is actually working or software rendering is kicking-in instead? I ask this because If I go ...
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What's making my disk thrash in Windows XP?

I have a sick Windows XP laptop; something's making the disk thrash and the entire system is sluggish to unresponsive a few minutes after boot. How do I figure out what is making the disk thrash? Task ...
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iPhone log reader

I went to the apple store today to discuss a problem with my iPhone battery, and they plugged it into one of their macs and used an application that interpreted the logs stored on my phone. So, my ...
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HD failure questions

I recently had one of my home PC hard drives fail. It was in a striped raid, so I had to rebuild the raid (no data lost, only the OS partition was there). Is there any way to diagnose exactly what ...