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    Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    JUst what does Norton System Doctor do?
    Is there a better product of its type?

    I searched the Symantec web site and did not find any product named System Doctor. Is it part of another Symantec product? If so, which one?

    I am looking for software that will help me search for the cause of the Post beeps I've been getting (since my gut feeling is that the beeps are the result of some screwed up software/CMOS setting).

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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    System Doctor is part of the Norton Utilities.
    It can run in the background, but I don't use it at all.
    Perhaps others can explain in detail what it does.

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    Beep Codes Site

    Howard,

    Here is a site that deals with beep codes:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://lhttp://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm>http://lhttp://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm</A>

    Maybe there is an answer here.

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    Re: Beep Codes Site

    THanx.

    A more complete list of the beeps is at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.phoenix.com>http://www.phoenix.com</A>

    I'm getting 1 long, 2 short, pause, 1 beep, so I ASSuME the code is 1-2 which means

    "Search for option ROMs. One long, two short beeps on checksum failure."

    Not sure what that means.

    Even tho I have a USB device, the USB port is disabled.
    I wonder if that could be the problem. Win 2000 does not seem to care, the device works. But maybe Post cares.

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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    Thanx.

    I'll visit the Symantec site to see the product info.

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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    According to the Norton SystemWorks 2001 manual - This is what Norton System Doctor will do:
    Detect potential disk and system problems and take preventive measures to avoid serious trouble automatically. Norton System Doctor monitors and analyzes various parts of your computer, including disk and CPU usage, disk integrity, system integrity, network throughput, Internet site access time and more.

    IMHO - Norton System Doctor is not worth the resources it sucks up when running.
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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>That's why I don't use it.

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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    I'm currently on hold for over 30 minutes to talk to Symantec tech support to find out whether Norton Utilities would help.

    There are rebates now on so the effective price is less than $20. Since my system is dual boot, I would install it under Win 98, see if it diagnoses any problems related to the beeps, then uninstall.

    I too do not believe in running such software.

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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    Finally, got thru to Symantec tech support.
    They confirmed what I expected, Norton Utilities won't help me diagnose the beep problem.

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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    Just a thought, does your PC come with any diagnostics?

    I know Compaq's diags will test just about everything inside the box. From experience it hasn't failed me yet, in fact it just IDed a memory stick as the cause of some obscure system error.
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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    I' m not aware of any diagnostics.
    It's a Micron system.

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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    Hi Howard:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/booterrGBER53-c.html>This</A> article may help.

    More info available using "option rom checksum" at Google.

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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    FWIW, have you tried <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pcnineoneone.com/>PC911</A>? Their forums can be helpful.
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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    Thanx.

    Not yet.

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    Re: Norton System Doctor or equivalent

    **Edited by KT to fix hyperlink**

    THanx.

    Micron has shipped me a new Processor, since the heat sink has become detatched.

    It's possible that the Processor is generating too much heat and has affected, say, the video card, which is right below the processor.

    I have also purchased additional memory, so I could swap that with the current memory to verify that memory is not at fault. However, I've already run the DocMemory program from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://http:www.simmtester.com>http://www.simmtester.com</A> and no problems were found after a few hours of running the test.

    After I replace the processor, if the problem persists, I'll have to pull out and reseat the boards, perhaps only the video card.

    Sysyem does boot despite the beeps, I guess I should be happy about that. But we grinchesare not allowed to display glee, it would violate one of the main
    tenets of our religion.

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