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    burn-in program

    I'm going to get a refurbished computer, which will have a limited warranty.

    "Back in the day" ; i.e. when 1.44 floppies were all the craze, there were burn-in programs that would cycle through tests to identify any computer problems. Is there a current equivalent that anyone could recommend?

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    Re: burn-in program

    I would reckon that any burn-in procedure would really only apply to something new, on the basis if something is going to fail, it'll fail within the first 0.1% of its lifetime (or whatever).

    Running a burn-in on something old may only reduce whatever life it has remaining!

    Do you mean burn-in? - or just a thorough functional test?

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    Re: burn-in program

    I meant burn-in, but after reading you comment, I think that a thorough functional test would be more appropriate.
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    Re: burn-in program

    I've come across Dell's that have a built-in diagnostic that tested everything you could think of and more - I'm not sure if there is a universal tool that is available to do that.

    Perhaps something like TestMyHardware will give you enough info to check for diagnostic software from specific manufacturers. I'd certainly start with a full checkdsk /f of the hard drive(s) and monitor the output for any bad sectors - ultimately your data will be more valuable than the hardware itself.

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    Re: burn-in program

    thanks for the help
    will check out site.

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