Win7 won't finish loading on my laptop, and I'm trying to find a way to get any tool, like
smartctl, onto a USB stick so that I can check the hard drives.
wmic which says the drives are OK, but I wanted to see if I could dig any deeper.
The problem with
smartctl is that I can only download the Windows setup exe, which is no help since I've only got my laptop and a linux machine to work with. Obviously I should have installed
smartctl before I had this issue :(
hdtune would have been good as well, but I can't run it from the command prompt, even if i could get it installed.
This question is a result of my earlier question Intel RAID0 physical device error occurred(0), Win7 won't run but disks seem OK - is it salvageable?
I've seen this question below but can't use any of the solutions (except