Diagnostic Tools??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Engineer, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. Engineer

    Engineer OSNN Addict

    Does XP come with any diagnostic tools to tell you whether the system is running as it should?

    Related to this is there any merit in obtaining a diagnostic tool such as Norton Utilities???

  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    XP has checkdisk (scandisk) & defrag. What else do you need? Personally I don't use anything with the name Norton in it.
  3. Fungiver

    Fungiver Guest

    I guess the biggest problem with your question is "running as it should" is merely a subjective term. Everyone has their ideas about what is an what isn't "running as it should" I for instance have the pagefile turned off as I have 512mb of RAM and do not act as a server or on a LAN. This is to me a performance tweak while to others it is counter productive. I simply hate the useless system restore and instead use the backup tool NT Backup that microsoft chose to hide on the XP disks, and so on. In my opinion the best tool your system has is the event viewer. In there you will see red X's that will give you clues to any of the system problems you are having and sometimes even ways to fix them. I have Norton System works and have found that there are far superior and free tools out there. Although I think that Norton Anit-virus is one of the best.
  4. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Also look at the adminstrative tools in the start menu.
    If not showing right click "start " + /properties/advanced and tick radio button.
    I agree with Hipsters comments on Norton.
  5. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Get a good registry cleaner (i.e., Registry First Aide), a registry compressor (i.e., Registry Compressor Pro) and a good defrag program (i.e., PerfectDisk 2000) and your OS will run like a fine-tuned Swiss time-piece.:eek: :D
  7. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    Ok, so I don't see the difference between a good reg cleaner and Registry Compressor Pro, or am I missing something?