PC-Doctor for Windows is a PC-diagnostics toolkit that enables you to perform various tests on your system to help you resolve various hardware-related problems. You can run the utility on Windows XP, 2000, NT, ME, and 98 systems. The utility provides you with two types of tests, automatic and interactive, where interactive tests work according to user inputs. Both types of tests perform thorough diagnostic testing of the system components they are designed for.
Let’s now have a look at various categories of tests included in PC-Doctor for Windows.
Audio test is performed by running a MIDI file, a WAV file, and a System beep or Beep code to ensure that the sound card, sound device drivers, and the speakers of your system are configured properly. Microphone and Sound test are also run to ensure that the microphone and speaker of your system and their drivers are working properly.
In this category, 2d/3d video tests are performed on your system to test graphics acceleration, video memory, and line/polygon drawing of your video card. This helps in testing the video capabilities and 2-D/3-D functionality of the video card. Monitor test is performed to check monitor functions, such as alignment, display, focus, and colors. AVI video test is also performed in this category to test your system’s capability to correctly display AVI files.
Three types of tests are performed in the Communications category. ADSL Modem test, Network test, and Modem test. The ADSL Modem test involves ensuring that the configuration of the ADSL modem on your Windows system is the same as the one specified by the modem’s manufacturer. The Network test ensures proper functioning of the Network Interface Card (NIC) installed on your PC and ensures that your system is not facing any problem in communicating over the network. The Modem test uses the FAX Command test, Dialtone test, Modem test, Last Call test, Simple Connection test, and Connection Quality test to check the functioning of the modem connected to your computer.
As the name suggests, in the storage category, various tests are run to check the functioning of the storage devices on your PC. These tests include CD-ROM test, CD-ROM Read/Write test, DVD test, DVD-RAM test, DVD Read/Write, Floppy test, Hard Drive test, LS (Laser Servo) Drive test, Tape Drive test, and Zip Drive test.
The storage category also includes the SMART test that is used to perform low-level testing of Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)-enabled hard drives.
The utility also comprises tests for various system components to check their functioning and diagnose any problems with them. Using the option available in the system category, you can run diagnostic tests on CMOS, CPU, Memory, Parallel and Serial Ports, PCI Card, SCSI devices, System Motherboard, and USB controller.
The utility also enables you to run diagnostic tests on many other devices connected to your PC, such as the joystick, keyboard, mouse, printer, and wireless keyboard and mouse.
PC-Doctor for Windows is a useful tool that makes it easy to diagnose problems with the hardware installed on your system. Using the utility you can regularly perform preventive system maintenance and maintain a healthy system. We also recommend that along with this utility, you go in for a reliable antivirus, anti-spyware, and registry cleaner program. You can use these programs to keep your PC free from the malicious effects of spyware and viruses and also prevent various software-related issues. With both hardware and software issues taken care of, you can ensure yourself an enhanced and enjoyable computing experience.