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Micro2000 Diagnostics

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by itbookham, Jan 16, 2009.

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  1. itbookham

    itbookham Nibble Poster

    I am thinking of buying Micro2000 Microscope, which is a bootable CD diagnostics tool. Has anyone had any experience with this tool? And if so, would they recommend it.

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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    I looked at this a few years ago but it is rather expensive (I felt) compared to others. Also having made an enquiry I was bombarded with sales material and phone calls.

    Have a look at the various tools (particularly PC-Check) offered by Eurosoft as an alternative.

    In the end I opted for that and in my area most of the lcoal computer shops use them as well.

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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    I have heard that it is very good, although also expensive - I think they call you with a price?

    I would say it depends on how much you are going to be troubleshooting at componant level. Also, there are so many free utilities, it begs the question of how much it is worth paying for the differences.

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  4. mattstevenson

    mattstevenson Byte Poster

    Generally I find it to be useless. If I wanted to test a Seagate hard drive for errors, I'd use the Seagate tool. Granted, this tool gives you a ridiculous amount of info on the components, but at that level, there's probably nothing you can do about it anyway. If your board's dead, you just replace it anyway. Use something more realistic (And free!) like the UBCD.
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  5. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    I have it. never really used it.

    I didnt really find that the manual was all that great, nor the results always easy to understand.
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