What does pcspecialist use to burn-in new hardware?


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My computer has crashes a few times today and yesterday, had this problem before, sent it away and changed the hardware and updated the firmware. I want to test my hard drive as it might be on its way out.

Obviously not going to get anything softed this weekend and i'm away on deployment with the Navy for 7 months from Wed 5th Jan!!

Thanks in advance.


Staff member
Random crashing like this is usually driver related - check your event viewer log from Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Event Viewer --> Windows Logs --> System.

If you wish to test the hard drive, firstly determine the brand, WD, Seagate, Hitachi? Then visit the relevant website and download the diagnostics test.


Bronze Level Poster
There is nothing in the log before it happened, just says this when I started it back up:

The operating system started at system time ‎2011‎-‎01‎-‎02T16:10:45.109999300Z.

Then 2 more down it says

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

Oh well, looks like I have 7 months of wonderful crashes to look forward to!!!