Tools for diagnosing computer hardware problems.
#1-PC Diagnostics Company
Developer of PC diagnostics tools. #1-TuffTEST runs automatically or can be scripted. #1-TuffTEST-Pro is menu-driven for complete and precise testing control. Both are operating system independent and self-booting. A free feature-limited version is also available.
Free open source x86 processor information retrieving tool for UNIX-like and DOS/Windows systems. Project info, downloads, examples.
PC hardware and software discovery in your web browser. Freeware and corporate licensed versions.
Archive and news site for benchmark and sysinfo software.
busTRACE Technologies LLC
A professional software bus analyzer that captures and analyzes I/O activity going on between your Windows PC(98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP) and its storage class peripherals Supports IDE, ATAPI, ATA, Serial ATA, SCSI, USB, USB 2.0, 1394, Fibre Channel, and RAID.
CD-R Diagnostic tests, examines and recovers data from CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD discs.
CD media analysis tool and tester, complete analysis, diagnostic and test of file system and disk surface under Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
A freeware CPU temperature monitor for Windows using .NET framework. Offers information and downloads.
DocMemory PC Memory Diagnostic is a stand alone program. CST Inc also makes hardware memory testing systems.
Freeware program for Windows to check for defective (dead) pixels of LCD screen. Product information, downloads.
Publisher of the DisplayMate utilities for testing, evaluating and improving image and picture quality for CRTs, analog and digital LCD monitors, video projectors, HDTVs, televisions, plasma displays and micro displays.
Eurosoft (UK) Ltd.
Personal, corporate, and military PC diagnostics and data security solutions: PC Builder, QA+FE Service Centre, QA+WIN32, Pc-Check, ZeroData, Virtual Pc-Check, Virtual QA, CD-Check, PCI/ISA POST Board and other test accessories.
Free diagnostics and benchmarking program running on Win32 platforms. Display information on the screen, print it, or save it to file in various formats like HTML, CSV or XML.
Company provides quality diagnostic hardware and software for PC manufacturers, maintainers and IT departments. Products include the SIMCHECK memory tester for DIMMs and SIMMs and PCTESTPRO diagnostic kits.
Hard Drive Inspector
Windows UI utility for hard drive diagnostics and data loss prevention (using S.M.A.R.T.). Offers news, screenshots, trial download, pricing info.
Hardware Lister (lshw)
Utility to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine (CPU, memory, cache, firmware, system buses) on x86, IA-64 or PowerPC systems running Linux. Includes documentation, downloads and development areas.
Hot CPU Tester
A burn-in stability tester to tests all components for intermittent errors.
Linux EDAC Project
Project to extend Linux ECC support beyond /proc/ram to full error correcting.
A free (GPL) advanced memory tester that runs on any MMX PC.
Free memory test program for x86 (PC) computers. Stand-alone diagnostic program that fits on one bootable floppy. Linux and Windows versions available with source code.
Free memory advanced diagnostic utility based on the original Memtest86.
Provides info on the micro2000 PC Diagnostics Software and Hardware and Computer Training courses. Learn to build, repair, maintain and diagnose problems with computer hardware.
Freeware benchmark program for Windows (CPU, graphics, HDD speed, CPU temperature monitoring, overall scoring). Includes software description, downloads and navigable results database.
PassMark Performance Test
Hardware benchmark utility to assesses computer performance.
PC Certify Diagnostic Software
PC Certify Diagnostic Software provides advanced system and device configuration reporting, quick tests,diagnostic testing for Computer Repair Technicians
PC software diagnostics tools and utilities.
PC-Doctor Service Center Diagnostic Kit
Supplies a set of Windows- and DOS-based diagnostic tests for hardware technicians. Offers product info, reviews and online purchase.
Developer of PC diagnostics and system information software, provides diagnostic software to OEM PC manufacturers and service and support professionals.
Free open source cache and memory benchmark for UNIX-like and DOS\Windows systems.
Software and services for disc storage subsystems. Software includes storage monitoring utilities that identify crash-prone disks using S.M.A.R.T on Windows and most UNIX variants, supporting SCSI, ATA/SATA, SAS and fibre channel.
ScanCD checks your CD for unreadable files.
Serial Port Monitor
Professional application for RS232/422/485 COM ports monitoring. It monitors, displays, logs and analyzes all serial port activity in a system, tracks down problems in system or application configurations and processes.
Smith Micro Software
CheckIt series of PC diagnostic programs.
Monitors fan speeds, temperatures and voltages. It can access S.M.A.R.T. information and change fan speeds based on system temperatures, thus reducing noise and power consumption.
Linux mini-distribution for hardware stress testing that bundles many popular hardware diagnostic tools. Offers news, documentation, downloads, community forums and mailing lists.
Adontec offers a protocol monitor and serial protocol monitor software. The software also supports monitoring on Notebooks.
Sysinfo Lab - ASTRA32
Performs computer configuration analysis, and provides detailed information on computer hardware and its working modes. Includes product development history, mode screen displays, support links and product download page.
SysNucleus - USBTrace
USB bus analyzer for Windows.
Detects and provides information about all computer hardware. It also provides benchmarks of the processor, memory, hard disks, CD-ROM and the video adapter.
Specializes in SCSI, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, SATA, SAS, and related diagnostics and testing.
Quality assurance tools to monitor the quality of tape media and prevent backup errors. Offers product info, trial, downloads, support area. [Windows]
Health check, security erase and other tape tools for backup media for Windows. Offers product description, screenshots, demo, ordering info.
Company develops innovative problem-solving software for pinpointing computer problems.
Develops and markets a range of PC diagnostic tools to quickly troubleshoot core system components.
Uniblue - WinTasks
Diagnostic (tasks and memory) utility for Windows
Software USB protocol analyzer that decodes the USB device descriptors and captures and analyzes I/O requests for USB devices in real time.
ModemChk makes it easy to check the results of your last connection, for reconfiguring your modem, comparing results, and checking line noise. Click the auto detect button or use the command line options to open and run an AT command of your choice.
Visual SCSI Explorer
Software tools for SCSI/FC/iSCSI/SAS device configuration visualization and testing for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista that support manual/scripted execution and Medium Changer SCSI devices. Includes product catalog, order forms, news and FAQ.
Windsor Technologies, Inc.
Manufacturers of PC diagnostic software products for PCs. Products include PC-Technician, PC-Diagnosys and The PC Toolbox Newsletter.
x86 diagnostic tools
Free or Open Source diagnostic tools for the x86 platform.
The Zen and Tao of Diagnostics
Articles about diagnostics and embedded systems design.
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