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Old July 30th, 2022, 07:29 AM
mattpg1 mattpg1 is offline
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Red face Hard Drive Diagnostics

Hello. What's the best thing to make a boot disk or boot USB drive of to check my hard drive these days?

Please don't say UBCD or have Windows restart to CHKDSK.


EDIT: Bootable prefferred but would settle for a good one that's not.

Last edited by mattpg1; July 30th, 2022 at 07:31 AM.
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Old July 30th, 2022, 08:45 AM
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hard drive (not ssd) manufacturers have tools to create boot disks for checking hard drives. You should be able to download from there. Also seatools for dos is a good general one.
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Old July 30th, 2022, 09:49 PM
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Hirens boot disk.. Or most Linux live distros have disk check function.
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Old August 3rd, 2022, 04:31 AM
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Here's something from Linus Tech Tips on Hard Drive Failure.

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