hardware diagnostic

hardware diagnostic

[′härd‚wer dī·əg′näs·tik]
(computer science)
A computer program designed to determine whether the components of a computer are operating properly.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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