Infelizmente de vez em quando o computador apresenta sintomas estranhos que nos levam a suspeitar que os mesmos sejam provocados por hardware avariado ou em vias de ficar avariado.
A análise ao hardware nem sempre é fácil, por isso fica aqui a sugestão de um projecto que compilou uma série de aplicações de diagnóstico e as colocou num agradável CD de arranque.
O endereço do projecto é http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
Listagem das ferramentas disponíveis em Novembro de 2008:
Name of Tool
The Linux version which is included in UBCD is at V1.00. V1.01 applies to Windows only.
Mersenne Prime Test
Need to update Mersenne Prime Test boot disk to allow user to manually override the decision (based on automatic CPU detection) to run V23/V24. The original maintainer does not have time to do this, so if you are interested to help, please contact me directly.
DocMem RAM Diagnostic
Intel Processor Frequency ID
Intel Processor Identification Utility
pcidevs.txt: 13 Feb 2006
3D Benchmark VGA
Hard Disk Installation Tools
DiscWizard 2003 (Seagate)
Disk Manager (Seagate)
Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools
From soeren: "HUTIL 2.00 lacks the possibility to view the SMART values and it appears to be a lot slower than 1.21. It’s only needed for the newest Samsung drives, the "older" ones still work with 1.21."
DLG Diagnostic (Western Digital)
V5.x has been reported not to work on some older machines, so V4.15 has been included as a backup.
V5.x is for IDE hard drives larger than 10GB. For IDE hard drives 10GB or smaller, V3.15 is recommended.
Salvation HDD Scan and Repair
For personal use only
Hard Disk Device Management Tools
Ultra ATA Manager (Western Digital)
Hard Disk Wiping Tools
Active@ KillDisk Free Edition
Free Edition. Supports "One Pass Zeros" method only.
PC INSPECTOR e-maxx
Actual version is 0.95 Build 775, but is referred to as 1.0 on product website.
Hard Disk Cloning Tools
Unable to integrate latest version of g4u (does not like mkisofs -N flag, which is required for integrating Windows CD). If anyone knows of a workaround, please email me.
PC INSPECTOR clone maxx
0.95 Build 769
Actual version is 0.95 Build 769, but is referred to as 1.0 on produce website.
Latest version on website says 2.95.3, but XXCOPY16.EXE still shows 2.93.1.
Hard Disk Low-Level Editing Tools
Ranish Partition Manager
Using stable version because V2.44 is beta and reported to be buggy.
SPFDISK (Special FDISK)
XFDISK (Extended FDISK)
Cute Partition Manager
Although website says 0.9.6, program version and history log both says 0.9.5.
Active@ Partition Recovery
Super Grub Disk
Necromancer’s DOS Navigator
2.15 Build 4000
Must enable long filename support for it to work.
Or you can just type "vc" at the DOS prompt to launch this file manager.
Eraser for DOS
Avira NTFS4DOS Personal
For personal use only
Note that C:\ has to be accessible and writable, otherwise BUGHUNT.INI must be edited and the line C:\BUGHUNT.DAT changed to X:\BUGHUNT.DAT, where X is the drive letter of the RAM disk.
This program is part of Caldera OpenDOS V7.03
QNX Demo Browser (network + modem version)
DOS Boot Disks
FreeDOS Boot Disk
This is named dosubcd.igz under the images subdirectory, and is the default boot disk for most DOS programs under dosapps. You can easily make other DOS disk images your default by renaming the appropriate image file (eg. lzubcd.igz) to dosubcd.igz.
LZ-DOS Boot Disk
OpenDOS Boot Disk
Won’t work in a virtual machine, but will work on a physical machine.
MS-DOS Boot Disk
By default, this is not included in UBCD due to its commercial nature. But you can easily download and place it under the images subdirectory in order to use it.
NwDsk: NetWare Boot Disk
You can run TinyHost by choosing the "tinyhost" profile after booting. Then you will be able to connect remotely from any Java-capable machine with the command java -jar tinyclient.jar x.x.x.x password (password defaults to ‘nwdsk’).
Linux Boot Disks
Tom’s Boot Disk
The latest incarnation of the Trinux project is ubuntutrinux, but a stable release does not exist yet.