On page 112 on the latest mag it explains how to make a bootable USB thumb drive. I followed the advice and now have such a drive.
On page 111 it says having made such a device "load it with apps that repair system errors and pin down hardware problems. Many are on the cover disk". I have loaded these onto the thumbdrive but once the machine is booted from the thumbdrive and I try to run the Apps I get the messages "Can not run in DOS" or "Needs 32 bit to run".