To test most hard drives use Drive Fitness Test
a) Use your arrow keys select HDD--
Diagnosis--Drive Fitness Test V4.16...Hit "Enter"
b) Select option 2. ATA support only. Hit "Enter"
c) Hit "A" for I Agree (wait for it to load hard
d) Use arrow keys to make sure correct hard is
selected Hit "Y" for Yes
e) Then Hit "A" for Advanced Test (this will take
about 1 to 3 hours depending on how
big the drive is)
To test other hard drives use GWSCAN
a) Use your arrow keys select HDD--Diagnosis--
GWSCAN V5.12 (Gateway)...Hit "Enter"
b) Select option 1. "Boot UMBPCI (silent)". Hit "Enter"
c) Use your arrow keys and select "Extended Test" Hit
d) Hit "R" to run the test.
e) When the Quick Test is complete, to continue with
the Full Media Scan, press the "C" key.
The extended test will take a couple hours depending
on the hard drive.
Then test your memory using Memtest 86++ V4.20
Next you will want to test your Memory with
a) Use your arrow keys select Memory--Memtest86+
V4.20 Hit "Enter"
b) Let this run through at least 3-5 passes. (this will
take about half a day)
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