Diagnostic Software

By dank7737
Sep 25, 2003
  1. Hey all,

    I really need some help here before i dish out $ for a new cpu. I got a p4 2.0 right now. havin crash problems where i got blue screen of death, but it flashed too fast for me to read what it said, cause it just kept restarting, so i re installed windows xp. Problem is, i cant finish the instalation, cause i get blue screen and it reboots. At first it hjust happend occasionally while i ran windows, but became more frequent, and now i cant install at all. I was havin problems before, so I RMA'd my asus motherboard and Western Dig. HDD for new ones, only 2 weeks old. Ive also replaced cables, makin sure right amount of pins, cpu and case run at about 29*C and have plenty of power from power supply. I just ran a mem test, and my ram is fine.

    I need to find some diagnostic software to check the cpu, but needs to be able to self run without installing windows, can anyone help me find anything please? Im a broke college kid that cant afford a new cpu.... Thanks so much for anything you find me...

  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    have you tried setting your bios settings to fail safe defaults? also remove anything that is not absolutely necessary. ( sound card, nic cards, etc.)
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Would be helpful to know the specs.

    CPU, Vid card, Drives, PSU, etc...
  4. dank7737

    dank7737 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Motherboard: Asus p4s533
    CPU: Intel p4 2.0
    Video: geforce4 ti4200 128 mb vivo
    HDD: Western Digital 80 gig 8mb cache
    Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy
    Ram: Crucial 512 mb pc2100 ddr
    Cd-rom: Lite-on 40*12*48 i believe
    Zip: 250 mb
    Power supply: 400w
    cant think of anything else, let me know if u need any other specs
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    I woul disconnect the sound card and the zip drive.

    you can also try this freeware diagnostic tool it fits on a floppy and runs on its own proprietary OS without windows.
  6. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Iss....always has the best tips on diag./test apps. this....
  7. dank7737

    dank7737 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys, I checked out that link Iss and am gonna try the freeware, but it doesnt look like the program checks the cpu, un less maybe i missed something?
  8. dank7737

    dank7737 TS Rookie Topic Starter


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