Dr. Hardware Sysinfo
Dr. Hardware System Info
Features
What´s new?
How to create a bootable floppy disk containing Dr. Hardware Sysinfo

Introduction

Dr. Hardware SysinfoSince 1994 Dr. Hardware Sysinfo is a synonynom for reliable, precise and uncomplicated computer analysis. Although we released a Windows version in the meanwhile,  the Dos version will be developped and used further on. Especially for elementary operations at the machine, like configuration or hardware upgrading but also in the software pre-installation time this tool will be resting your friendly test partner. Technicians will prefer a program like Dr. Hardware Sysinfo, that may be executed directly from a bootable floppy disk; vendors that are confrontated with the naked machine are even forced to use it. Besides this some of the very hardware related features are restricted to the Dos version - for example the EISA slot and the SCSI device analysis as far as a DOS ASPI or CAM driver rather than a WINASPI driver is loaded, detection of L2 cache via short time measuring, VGA retrace measuring or the list of BIOS copyrights. Both the DOS and Windows version keep their high relevance.

Features
  • Detailed analysis of compatible computers and their components 
  • Detects processor, BIOS, Cache, bus type
  • Detailed mainboard chipset analysis 
  • Inquires fixed disks, CD ROM drives, modem 
  • VGA, AGP test (Chipset, VESA, frequencies) 
  • Details about... (E-)IDE devices, SCSI devices (if ASPI driver loaded) 
  • PCI, PnP and EISA devices description
  • Devices controlled by the configuration manager (DWCFGMG) 
  • Network analysis 
  • PCMCIA details (via Card Services) 
  • Benchmarks (CPU, video adapter, hard disks, CD ROM and net drives) 
  • Lists of interrupts, IRQs, Bios Data Segment, CMOS and Advanced CMOS Setup, DMA, ports 
  • Memory analysis (incl. XMS, EMM, DPMI) and MCB chain incl. High RAM 
  • infos about DOS & WINDOWS

What´s new in V9.0e vs. 8.0e

  • System benchmark updated in order to benchmark new, fast processors
  • detects Athlon 64/64FX/Opteron, Intel Pentium M, VIA CX 3 Nehemiah;
  • improved detection of Pentium 4 and Celeron (including Mobile types), Xeon, Xeon MP, Pentium-III-S and Xeon, (preliminary) Pentium 4 EE detection, improved Transmeta processor detection (TM3200/5400/55005600/5800), (preliminary) Transmeta Efficeon detection
  • PCI analysis: detects new device classes, updated to PCI 2.3, detects IRQ > 15
  • detects Phoenix Award Bios
  • detects new PCI devices
  • Support for Intel 848P chipset; detects nForce, nForce2, nForce3 and current ServerWorks, SiS and ALi chipsets
  • detects new CPU features: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology, Hyperthreading architecture
  • detects and analyzes next chipsets: (including DDR400, AGP 8x, S-ATA information):  Intel 852GM, 852GME, 852PM, 855GM, 855PM, Intel 865G, 865P, 865PE, 875P, Intel E7205, E7501, E7505, AMD 8000, Intel 450NX
  • differentiates between desktop, notebook, workstation and server chipsets (Intel chipsets only)
  • Further info about Intel (ICH3/4) and AMD chipsets
  • detects Core steppings of current Intel processors
  • improved CPU detection via Brand-ID (updated)
  • SMBios analysis: extended battery analysis

Bug fix:
  • Intel 7500 chipset - DDR DRAM timings
  • Bug in SMBios analysis
  • Bug in the IDE analysis screen mask


How to create a bootable Dr. Hardware floppy disk...

Due to the fact that not all of the program files + system files fit on one 1,44MB floppy disk you have to copy only the essential files to the bootable floppy disk. The list below shows those required files.    

benchcmp.dat (useful, but not required - contains test results from other machines))
drharde2.dat 
drharde3.dat
drhard.exe
drhard.ini
drintern.dat
drhard.wav (useful, but not required - used for the low level soundcard test)

While some of the program files size increases with each new update it may happen that not all files listed above fit on the bootable floppy though. The only solution would be to create a bootable floppy disk with an elder MS DOS version.


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