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Can someone recommend a good bootable hard drive diagnostic utility ?


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#1 mikeloeven

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:29 AM

I want to test my drives in a offline environment can someone recommend a free or open source hard drive diagnostic utility that boots from CD and does not require a functional OS

 

I should mention that my system has a intel Z77 chipset and the processor is ivy bridge architecture. The SATA ports are configured for AHCI and i am looking for a utility that natively supports this.


Edited by mikeloeven, 19 March 2015 - 11:35 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:44 PM

I don't know if this helps, but Hiren's BootCD includes some HDD utilites that will run. http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

 

UBCD does as well https://www.ultimatebootcd.com/


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#3 mikeloeven

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:53 PM

Ill try some of those thanks

 

Edit: so i was looking around Hiren's site but i was unable to locate the ISO do you have a DDL link for the boot disk?


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:58 PM

Sorry I can't tell you if any will work correctly with your specific configuration. You slipped it in after my reply! :hysterical:  


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 01:23 PM

I downloaded the iso again just last december. Let me get back to you.

 

 

EDIT: Here is the zip download location.  Click on the filename near bottom of the page.

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/


Edited by MarkMCS, 19 March 2015 - 02:24 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

is that site legit its not part of hiren.info ?



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

Most of the hard drive manufactures have there own utilities This site has most of the main manufacturers http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

 

Ultimate Boot CD and Hirens boot CD has some utilities for hard drives but they are universal but doesn't correctly diagnose hard drive conditions  


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:06 PM

Mike, 

I've never had an issue from http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ since I first downloaded the cd in 2009. Why hiren.info never offers a link for download, I can't tell you.  I just downloaded, and scanned the folder with Spybot, Malwarebytes, and AVG before and after unzipping, without any detections. Here are two other links...

http://downloads.tomsguide.com/Hiren-s-Boot-CD,0301-51033.html

http://www.pcworld.com/product/1253966/hiren-s-bootcd.html


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:35 PM

Please do not recommend Hiren's Boot CD on Bleeping Computer as they contain copyrighted material.

Recommending ISOs of Windows Recovery Discs or pre-made ISOs of WinPE/BartPE discs is not allowed

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:53 PM

I would use sea tools but i cannot get it to run without crashing when it is scanning for ATA drives though i am not sure if it is a issue with the disk causing the crash or a issue with the os or drivers or whatever .


Edited by mikeloeven, 19 March 2015 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:40 PM

SeaTools For DOS and AHCI - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/313457-seatools-dos-windows-how-use.html

 

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