PCDoctor In DOS Mode or DOS Window
Features of the diagnostic program are accessed through a series of pull-down menus and basic keyboard keys (cursor keys to move highlighted pointer, Enter key to select a highlighted feature, Esc key to cancel a function and move back one level.
PC-Doctor is typically user friendly but if you don't understand a feature, context-sensitive "help" information is available at any time by pressing the F1 function key; pressing the F1 function key twice accesses the online Technical Reference Manual for PC-Doctor.
A powerful set of utilities within PC-Doctor (that can be run locally or remotely) simplify the task of determining system configuration data, allocating and using system memory, IRQ and DMA use, what device drivers are installed, what COM and LPT ports are assigned and what ports are available, identifying partitioning data for fixed disk drive(s), determining the VGA setup information, reading the software interrupts/ interrupt vectors, etc.
Functionally, PC-Doctor includes the following:
- Group of non-Interactive diagnostic tests that perform a non-destructive test of the major hardware functions in the notebook (Processor, Memory, System board, video section, serial and parallel ports (when loopback adapters are installed), hard disk drive and floppy disk drive).
- Group of Interactive tests (require operator input) for testing the keyboard, video sections, sound subsystem, mouse, joystick, disk drive, printer subsystem and the SCSI/CD-ROM Drive subsystems supported by the docking station options.
- Utility that provides detailed system information such as configuration data, allocation and use of system memory, IRQ and DMA use, what device drivers are installed, what COM and LPT ports are assigned and what ports are available, partitioning data for fixed disk drive(s), VGA setup information, software interrupts and interrupt vectors, and installed SCSI options.
- Group of special purpose utilities to run other tests from PC-Doctor, perform a virus scan of the system, edit configuration files, surface scan hard drives, measure system performance, open a DOS prompt, provides terminal access to devices connected to serial ports, supports memory debug operations, enables remote operations, permits deep discharge of notebook batteries and provides an extensive test reporting function.
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