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I thought it would be nice to get a compilation of software that everyone uses to diagnose and repair pc's, either your own or someone elses. I'll start, and then at the end, maybe we can do a sticky with links to everything in this post

I use:

http://www.memtest86.com/ (bootable ISO)
http://www.iobit.com/AdvancedWindows...nal/index.html (Awesome Windows Optimizer)
http://www.iobit.com/SmartDefrag/index.html (Great defrag program)
http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html (SpyBot Search and Destroy)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/...e_personal.php (Ad-Aware SE)
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html (Avast Anti-Virus)
http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php (speedfan)
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php (CPU-z)
http://www.guru3d.com/article/nvtemplogger/294/1/ (real time nVidia temp logging)
http://sp2004.fre3.com/ (Stress Prime 2004)
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745 (Driver Cleaner Pro)
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/392 (Intel TAT)
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng...nti-virus-free (AVG Antivirus)
www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ (BartPE)
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ (I would say this is probably the single best utility I've come across! )
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ultimate_Boot_CD_d4981.html (Direct download link to Ultimate Boot CD)

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Kadischi (Fedora LiveCD)
http://www.eurosoft-uk.com/pc_check.htm (PC Check) -Cost $$$
http://www.ccleaner.com/ (Crap Cleaner) -VERY good
http://www.gtopala.com/siw_download.html - (SIW 1.66) -very good CPU identifier
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/p...php#hijackthis (HiJackThis)
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4181 (Everest Home) - Awesome system identifier
http://sp2004.fre3.com/beta/beta2.htm (Orthos) -Multi-Threaded Stability Tester
http://www.download.com/RootkitRevea...ml?tag=lst-0-1 (Root Kit Revealer)
http://filehippo.com/download_file_recovery/ (PC Inspector File Recovery)
http://www.netadjust.com/internet-eraser.htm (Internet eraser)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...debugview.mspx (DebugView)
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail...e/1055867146/1 (Free File)
http://www.whatsrunning.net/whatsrunning/main.aspx (Whats Running)
http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/ (DriverMax)
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng...nti-virus-free (AVG Free antivirus
www.bitdefender.com (IE based online scanner)
http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html (System Informataion for Windows)

Portable Apps
http://www.avast.com/eng/down_cleaner.html (Mini-Avast)
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-u3.html (U3 Avast)
http://www.processlibrary.com/ - (Process Scanner)
http://www.download.com/HijackThis/3...ml?tag=lst-0-1
(HijackThis)
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html (Restoration)



That's all I can think of the moment. These are things I use when working on friends and families rigs to fix them/upgrade them. Please post links, so people can get it if they want it, I'll delete posts with out links
 
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G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Backup Lite-On DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Antec 300 Logitech g5 
Mouse PadAudio
Ratpad Razer Barracuda AC-1 
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Intel Core i5 0JGC48 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Micron Technology  
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Intel Core i7 960 P6T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Backup Lite-On DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Antec 300 Logitech g5 
Mouse PadAudio
Ratpad Razer Barracuda AC-1 
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Intel Core i5 0JGC48 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Micron Technology  
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post #2 of 62
would u reccommend installin all of those on ur comp
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WD 640GB BLACK SONY 16X DVD ROM WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 226BW 22" 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB BLACK SONY 16X DVD ROM WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 226BW 22" 
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post #3 of 62
Thread Starter 
Yep, every single one of those are installed sir

All in their own little folder on desktop labeled "PC Crap"
 
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RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Backup Lite-On DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Antec 300 Logitech g5 
Mouse PadAudio
Ratpad Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 0JGC48 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Micron Technology  
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Intel Core i7 960 P6T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Backup Lite-On DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Antec 300 Logitech g5 
Mouse PadAudio
Ratpad Razer Barracuda AC-1 
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post #4 of 62
yeah i have a folder like that, but i ferget wat its called rite now , when i get my proc, ill d/l all of these thnx

and Adaware-SE, and AVG are good programs, and comodo firewall if u dont got a router
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Q9550 C1 ASUS P5QPL-AM ATI RADEON 4850 4GB G.SKILL DDR2 PC2-8500 1066 PK (5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB BLACK SONY 16X DVD ROM WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 226BW 22" 
PowerCase
PC P&C SILENCER 610W COOLER MASTER CENTURION 532 
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Q9550 C1 ASUS P5QPL-AM ATI RADEON 4850 4GB G.SKILL DDR2 PC2-8500 1066 PK (5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB BLACK SONY 16X DVD ROM WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 226BW 22" 
PowerCase
PC P&C SILENCER 610W COOLER MASTER CENTURION 532 
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post #5 of 62
Thread Starter 
Ad-aware is up there. Add links to what it is you want to add
 
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RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Backup Lite-On DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Antec 300 Logitech g5 
Mouse PadAudio
Ratpad Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 0JGC48 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Micron Technology  
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RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Backup Lite-On DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Antec 300 Logitech g5 
Mouse PadAudio
Ratpad Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 0JGC48 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Micron Technology  
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post #6 of 62
I use what Krunk posted and:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Kadischi

A custom liveCD if the install is completely fudged.
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Intel Q6600 @ 2.6 Ghz I forget. nVidia 8400 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x320GB, 1x750GB CD/DVD+-RW Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 & Arch Linux 64bit 19inch Acer X193W 
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post #7 of 62
at work we use pc-check
http://www.eurosoft-uk.com/pc_check.htm

i had no idea it was that expensive

it has tests for just about everything though.
    
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E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
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Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
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E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
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post #8 of 62
Decent:

http://www.ccleaner.com/

Cleans unused and checks registry.

Also allows you to manage/clean cookies.
    
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i7 950 4.0ghz @1.18v Asus Rampage II Extreme 1504 bios 2X EVGA GTX 295 Corsair Dominator DHX 3x2gb 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 150g raptor, WD 750 AAKS x1 plus three others XP Home Sp2/Vista64 Prem/Windows 7β Samsung Syncmaster 244T Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Olympia 1 kW Thermaltake Armour Razer Lachesis Razer Mantis gaming surface 
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i7 950 4.0ghz @1.18v Asus Rampage II Extreme 1504 bios 2X EVGA GTX 295 Corsair Dominator DHX 3x2gb 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 150g raptor, WD 750 AAKS x1 plus three others XP Home Sp2/Vista64 Prem/Windows 7β Samsung Syncmaster 244T Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Olympia 1 kW Thermaltake Armour Razer Lachesis Razer Mantis gaming surface 
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post #9 of 62
Thread Starter 
Rick, heres a better link to that program...http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=37175

Wow! That program OWNS! Awesome, thanks!
 
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Intel Core i7 960 P6T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Backup Lite-On DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Antec 300 Logitech g5 
Mouse PadAudio
Ratpad Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 0JGC48 Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Micron Technology  
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Intel Core i7 960 P6T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 G.Skill DDR3 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Backup Lite-On DVD Corsair H80 Windows 7 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Antec 300 Logitech g5 
Mouse PadAudio
Ratpad Razer Barracuda AC-1 
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Hijackthis main site: http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/index.php
Download link: http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip

Everest main site: http://www.lavalys.com/index.php?lang=en
Download link: http://files3.majorgeeks.com/files/e...esthome220.exe
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Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
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Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
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Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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