Another great system's diagnostic tool that comes with Windows is the System Information utility. This utility can display information about your systems hardware (i.e.: DMA, IRQs, I/O, etc.), OS, and software (such as: Microosft Office if it is installed).
A nice feature of this utility is that you can save the data from it as a text report. This allows you to e-mail the data to a company's technical support to help them diagnose problems with your system.
To launch the System Information utility:
- From the Start menu, select Programs | Accessories | System Tools | System Information.