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SysCheck v4.0 - tests system resources: processor, hard disk, I/O (serial, video, etc). Good for testing new PC purchases.

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SYSCHK v2.40 - System Info Checker.
System information utility provides complete
details on devices installed in your system.
Clean, easy to use menus show CPU, IRQs, BIOS
Bus Type, Mouse Info, Port Info, IDE and SCSI
disks, CD-ROM, TSR info, Network, Video, CMOS
Memory info, speed, and lots more. Print out
a full configuration report on your system.
NEW! Windows info, Cache, PCI, more Netware
info, and more video info. Required utility!


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SysCheck v4.0 – tests system resources: processor, hard disk, I/O (serial, video, etc). Good for testing new PC purchases.
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SYSCHK

System Checkout for your personal computer

Version 2.40
Released August 8, 1994

Copyright 1994 by Advanced Personal Systems
All rights reserved.


SYSCHK is a program that provides valuable information about devices installed
in your system. The following are some of the items SYSCHK will search for :

- Computer model type including manufacturer if known
- Micro Processor including the Intel Pentium(tm)
- Complete IRQ listing including usage and availablity
- Detection of the older 80386 that had a 32-bit multiply bug
- Math Coprocessor type
- Microsoft Windows setup information
- Detection of slave 8259 Interrupt controller
- Presence of a real time clock
- Presence of a ISA, PCI, Micro Channel, or EISA bus
- System BIOS including source, date and size
- A listing of all known BIOS extensions in the system, and the
size of those BIOS
- Type of keyboard attached (84 key or 101 key) and keyboard status
- Type of mouse installed, number of buttons, and interrupt used
- Number of parallel ports in system and the base addresses
- Number of serial ports in system, base addresses and parameters of
the port including IRQ.
- Type of Serial port UART chip including 16550
- Complete information on any Network connection
- Hard disk size including tracks, heads, sectors and CMOS type
- Hard disk controller manufacturer
- Hard disk partition information
- Disk Cache info including hits and misses
- Floppy disk size and parameters
- Video type, chipset, video memory, and BIOS source
- Maximum video resolution and maximum color capability
- Amount of environment space used and available
- Amount of conventional, extended, and expanded memory
- Listing of all resident programs both conventional and UMB,
including size and location of those programs
- Listing of all non standard device drivers installed
- Throughput speed of system, taking into account CPU speed and
wait states
- Video and hard disk speed
- Listing of all CMOS values
- Lots more!

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CREATING A CONFIGURATION PRINTOUT
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A hardcopy printout or file of your system's information is also available
as an option. From the main menu, press "P" to enter the Printing Screen.
If you want the output to print out to your printer press "P" to print to
LPT1. If you wish to create a file of the report, press "F" and then enter
the name of the file you would like the information stored in.

- SYSCHK.INI File -
You may also want to configure your report by determining which information
you would like to have included. If you press "S" a series of questions
will guide you through which information you want included or excluded from
the system report. This will create a configuration file named SYSCHK.INI.

If no SYSCHK.INI file is found then SysChk will simply print out its default
system report. Most information is enabled by default except for the
CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and CMOS values.

You may also edit SYSCHK.INI manually with any text editor but should follow
the format mentioned above.

Standard Output redirection is also available for use in batch files by
simply adding "/F" as a SysChk command line parameter.

For example "SYSCHK /f > MyInfo.txt" will create a file called MYINFO.TXT
or "SYSCHK /f" will display a text file to the console screen. You may
print a configuration file from within SYSCHK or enter "SYSCHK /f > lpt1"
to redirect the file to your LPT1 printer port.

To automatically include the video speed and hard disk speed to your
configuration file include "/T" to test those devices without any user
intervention.

If you wish to automatically add any text to the printout, create a file
called "COMMENTS.TXT" and place it in the same directory as SYSCHK. When you
printout a configuration sheet SYSCHK will automatically add that text to
the top of the printout.

If you use the /F parameter and do not wish anything displayed on the
screen, use the /B option in addition to bypass the onscreen message.

* Network Tip: If you want to obtain a hardware inventory of all your users
on a network you can load SysChk in the system login script in the form
"#SYSCHK /N" to store all user's system hardware configuration in a report
file with the last eight digits of their physical ID!

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COMMAND LINE SWITCH SUMMARY
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/F - Redirects all output to Standard Output. This allows you to
run SysChk in a batch file and create a configuration report
or output directly to a printer or the console. For example,
to redirect to a file you would enter "SysChk /F > MyInfo.txt".

/N - If you are connected to a Novell Network, creates a report file
with the physical ID as the filename. For example, if you enter
"SysChk /N" this will create a file named 12345678.dat if your
physical ID is 1234:5678.

/B - If you also entered /F or /N for redirection and you need to bypass
any onscreen copyright messages, enter /F /B or /N /B to redirect
without any copyright messages to the screen.

/T - Executes the video and disk speed tests if you also entered
/F for redirection. This allows you to include the speed
ratings in your redirected file.

/S - Disables detection of Hard Disk controllers. On some SCSI host
adapters, controller detection can cause the SCSI bus to hang.

/V - Disables detection of video card's chipset which can occasionally
cause the system to hang.

/I - Disables I/O IRQ detection.

/U - Disables UMB detection.

/M - Uses monochrome colors for display.

/R - Creates record file SYSCHK.REC that includes execution trace for
debugging purposes.

/? - Help Screen.


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SUPPORT
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Support questions may be submitted through CompuServe ID [70323,136] or
through Prodigy FCFN67A.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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1. Why doesn't SysChk always report the I/O IRQ?

Some parallel and serial ports do not issue an interrupt and is
therefore undetectable. Instead of displaying the default value,
which may be incorrect, SysChk will display a "?".

Detecting interrupt usage for the parallel and serial ports can often
cause the system to hang under certain conditions. Therefore, under
the Windows DOS shell and OS/2 DOS shell, interrupt detection has been
disabled.

2. Can I request additional features to be added to SysChk?

If there are other features you would like to have added to SysChk please
write, E-Mail via CompuServe, or call and I will consider all requests!

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REVISION HISTORY
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0.99 - Prerelease version to public domain, all items on a single page
2.00 to 2.23 - Various Beta versions released only to Beta users
2.24 - Official Shareware version first release (1991)
2.30 - Added environment memory information.
Combined Floppy and Hard drive information on one page.
Added module on Networks.
Added chipset information on VGA video cards.
Added presence detection of DOS 5 in HMA area.
Added presence of execution under Microsoft Windows.
Added detection of serial ports not originally found by BIOS.
Added option to save information to a file in addition to printer.
Added disk controller manufacturer information.
Added a few more model byte descriptions.
Fixed DOS version lower than 3.0 announcement bug.
Fixed bug with DISK module running with DR DOS 5.0.
2.31 - Added detection of OAK Technologies Video chipset
2.32 - Added detection of CPU clock speed
Added Network information to printer output
Added dectection of 8514/A
Added standard output redirection option to the parameter line.
2.33 - Fixed missing info of mouse and network in redirected output.
Added some more information on HMA and XMS.
2.34 - Fixed incorrect info on HMA area.
Shortend initialization time.
Changed speed bar to accomodate faster systems.
Added detection of Logitech and Mouse Systems mice.
Added detection of ISA or EISA bus type.
Added detection of MODEM on serial port.
Added detection of Sound Board.
Added detection of (some) SCSI Host Adapters. (Test disabled by
entering Syschk /S)
2.35 Removed detection of Trident video boards (caused hangup).
Added Video Speed option.
Added detection of some S3 video chipsets.
Added detection of 80386SX CPU.
Added information on registration through CompuServe.
2.35a Fixed problem with Video Speed reporting incorrect speed.
2.36 Added more partition names.
Added DOS revision number.
Added more information for Tseng 4000 video chipset.
Added the ability to automatically add comments to the printout.
Removed detection of disk controller under Windows Enhanced mode
to prevent conflict with 32-bit Disk Access.
Added detection of additional installed hard disks.
2.37 Added average access speed of all hard disks.
2.38 Added detection of Intel Pentium(tm).
Added SysChk rating, a combination of other speed tests.
Added CD-ROM detection and MSCDEX version.
Added /M switch for monochrome displays.
Added additional SCSI Host Adapter Controllers and fixed detection
problem.
Added Interrupt info for Serial and Parallel ports.
Added Maximum Video resolution and colors.
Added Network Shell version and type of memory used.
Added /R switch to create trace file SYSCHK.REC for debugging.
2.39 Added additional menu screens, accessable by left and right arrows.
Added IRQ active status and owners for all IRQs 0-15.
Added detecion of Media Vision Pro Audio Spectrum.
Improved Resident Map information.
Added Upper Memory Block TSR map.
Added Environment Variable listings.
Added Logical Drive information.
Added CMOS information.
Added detection of Plug and Play BIOS.
Added /B option to bypass any screen writes when redirecting output.
Removed Modem Detection due to false positives.
Added detection of PS/2 Mouse without driver.
2.40 Added /U switch to disable UMB detection.
Added detection of Compaq QVision video card.
Added detection of many more video card's chipsets.
Added detection of sound card DMA and IRQ.
Added detection of Adaptec AIC-7770 SCSI.
Added detection of PCI BIOS.
Added Novell NetWare network User listing
Added Disk Cache information
Added SYSCHK.INI file to configure system report
Added boot CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT to system report
(Off by default. Enable via the SYSCHK.INI file)
Added /N command line parameter to create report with Novell
Physical ID filename.
Added Microsoft Windows Information module
Added detection of Game Port

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REGISTRATION
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The registration fee for this shareware product is $29.00. For the
$29.00 registration fee you will be sent a registered version of SysChk
along with a free copy of the Advanced Personal System's Deluxe Utility Disk
with a number of handy utilities including a menu system, an easy to use
file viewer, a CMOS viewer, and lots more. In addition you will also
receive a special offer to upgrade to the Windows version of SysChk when
it is available.

You can now register through CompuServe by entering "GO SWREG" and billing
your CompuServe account. The registration ID# is 497. Or if you like,
send in your name with a check or money order and your choice of diskette
size to:

Advanced Personal Systems
105 Serra Way
Suite 418
Milpitas, CA. 95035

(408) 298-3703 FAX (408) 945-0242

Note: California residents please add 8.25% sales tax.

If you are a Systems Integrator or VAR and are interested in providing
SysChk with your systems, please call for a special low cost licensing
fee.

Thanks for your registration!

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Professionals (ASP). The ASP wants to make sure the shareware
principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a
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resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but does not provide
technical support for members' products. Please write to the ASP
Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 or send a Compuserve
message via Compuserve Mail to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536.

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DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
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Advanced Personal Systems (APS) hereby disclaims all warranties
relating to this software, whether express or implied, including
without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose. APS will not be liable for any
special, incidental, consequential, indirect or similar damages
due to loss of data or any other reason, even if APS or an agent
of APS has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In
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