Best software for diagnostics and best for maintenance?

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newn

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Which is the best tool for computer problem diagnostic? Which for software? Which for hardware?

What about software for maintenance? Which is the best?

P.S. Best answer would be "Paid: x, y, z; Free: x, y, z," as in include BOTH paid and free variants.

Thanks!
 
System Information



* CPU-Z
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

* HWMonitor
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

* PC-Wizard
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard.html

* Speccy
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

* GPU-Z
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

* System Explorer
http://systemexplorer.net/

* Autoruns for Windows
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb96390...

* CrystalDiskInfo
http://download.cnet.com/CrystalDiskInfo/3000-2086_4-10...

* HDDScan
http://hddscan.com/

* Everest Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Everest...

* Sisoft Sandra Lite 2013 SP1
http://www.filehippo.com/download_sandra_lite/

* Core Temp
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

* Real Temp
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/Real_Temp/

* Process Explorer
http://www.filehippo.com/download_process_explorer/

* StartUpLite
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/startuplite

* HWiNFO/32/64 Tools
http://www.hwinfo.com/#

* AS SSD Benchmark
http://www.filehippo.com/download_asssdbenchmark/

* ATTO Benchmark
http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?sku=Disk_B...



Windows Cleaner



* CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

* Advanced SystemCare 6 Free
http://www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcareper.html

* Glary Utilities
http://www.glaryutilities.com/

* WinUtilities Free Edition
http://www.ylcomputing.com/content/view/327/135/

* JetClean
http://www.bluesprig.com/jetclean.html

* Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free
http://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/3606/System%20Utilit...

 

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What exactly are you trying to achieve? The actual value of diagnostic tools is questionable.

I sometime use CCleaner (free) for a bit of registry checkup.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

For a more complete diagnostic, SiSoft Sandra has a Lite version of their tool that is also free.

http://www.sisoftware.net/
 

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I just want to know what I can use to diagnose/repair problems. Like potential hard drive failure, memory failure, CPU failure, PSU problems, motherboard problems, "slow" computer, cleaning the registry, junk files, scanning for viruses. And generally I mean tools that don't require you to boot Windows.

Basically I'm looking for useful stuff to put into my USB, that's what I'm trying to achieve.
 

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Start here:
Hiren's BootCD
 

newn

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I know that one, but that can't be the only decent tool. Anti-virus software-wise especially.
 
System Information



* CPU-Z
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

* HWMonitor
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

* PC-Wizard
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard.html

* Speccy
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

* GPU-Z
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

* System Explorer
http://systemexplorer.net/

* Autoruns for Windows
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb96390...

* CrystalDiskInfo
http://download.cnet.com/CrystalDiskInfo/3000-2086_4-10...

* HDDScan
http://hddscan.com/

* Everest Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Everest...

* Sisoft Sandra Lite 2013 SP1
http://www.filehippo.com/download_sandra_lite/

* Core Temp
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

* Real Temp
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/Real_Temp/

* Process Explorer
http://www.filehippo.com/download_process_explorer/

* StartUpLite
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/startuplite

* HWiNFO/32/64 Tools
http://www.hwinfo.com/#

* AS SSD Benchmark
http://www.filehippo.com/download_asssdbenchmark/

* ATTO Benchmark
http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?sku=Disk_B...



Windows Cleaner



* CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

* Advanced SystemCare 6 Free
http://www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcareper.html

* Glary Utilities
http://www.glaryutilities.com/

* WinUtilities Free Edition
http://www.ylcomputing.com/content/view/327/135/

* JetClean
http://www.bluesprig.com/jetclean.html

* Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free
http://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/3606/System%20Utilit...

 
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