Micro 2000 Computer Diagnostic Software
Micro-Scope PC Diagnostics Software is the supercharged suite of Industrial Strength diagnostics tools for professional computer technicians and power
users. Micro-Scope is a Universal Diagnostics Tool meaning the software will run on any IBM or compatible computer, regardless of the O/S - Linux / DOS, Windows 3x/ 95/ 98/ NT/ MIL / XP / 2000 / Vista / 7 / 8,
OS/2, Unix, Novell, etc - installed on the PC.
Computer Diagnostics Software from Micro 2000 - Incorporating a feature-rich set of exhaustive test routines, Micro-Scope is the diagnostics tool of choice by professional
pc tech's, worldwide.
New Version Released!
More Features and support for new hardware, the latest upgrade to the Industry's leading computer hardware diagnostics tool is now available.
•Added the Multi-Processor tests on Intel Quad Core processors.
•Microscope, MemScope and PuppyLinux now included on the same bootable device.
•SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) support for IDE Hard Disk Drives.
•Added an automated "RUN ALL" from the command line prompt, which performs all
tests applicable to the components installed on the system, then saves a report.
•Added support for Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disk Drives to Identify and diagnose hard drives using SATA HDD.
•Added support for IDE RAID Hard Disk Drives. Ability to support RAID drive controllers using SATA and IDE RAID controllers
•Network Card expansion support
•Added support to test IDE (both SATA and PATA) Hard Disk Drives even if the BIOS do not recognize the drives.
•Integrated USB-Scope 2.0 into the MicroScope Suite
New portable USB loopback plug – option
Expanded support for different USB controllers
Electronic version of manual with the CD
Full USB testing!
Parallel ATA, Serial ATA, and IDE Raid Support
Support up to 8 devices
Separate reporting on L1, L2, and L3 caches
Integration of USB-Scope 2.0 – Microscope will have the option to run USB-Scope from the boot option of Microscope
Serial ATA (SATA) Support – identify and diagnose hard drives using SATA
Ability to support RAID drive controllers using SATA and IDE RAID controllers
Multiple Xeon Processor testing
Expand and display internal cache on newer processors
Update AMD Athlon XP benchmark testing
SMART HD Support
Network Card expansion support
Partition Editor Enhancements to support NTFS and larger hard drives
Enhancements on reports – to report hard drive serial number, model number, and motherboard model/serial from DMI
Now the ability to run from command line with the "run-all" feature for complete
automation in diagnosing a system
Expanded support for different USB controllers
Micro 2000's Award Winning Micro-Scope PC Diagnostics Software is the "de-facto" US Industry Standard and probably the best diagnostics tool available anywhere.
Used by Technicians at: Intel, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell, AT&T, DEC, Toshiba, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA etc, as well as the US, Canadian & UK Governments,
US, Canadian, UK & NATO Armies, Navies & Air Forces and many, many more world wide. If that isn't a Pedigree we don't know what is. These pro's are not using Micro
2000 products because they are the cheapest, they are using them because they think they are better than anything else currently available!.
NEW! Micro-Scope now comes on Bootable CD-ROM!
Complete with a 1 hour Tutorial Video and a simple one-pass routine for making up to 10 copies of Micro-Scope, for use in the field while keeping the master CD stored in a
NEW! Save/Restore CMOS - Create a safe backup of the CMOS contents, and restore the CMOS as needed.
NEW! Save/Restore MBR - Save a copy of the Master Boot Record to a backup file, and restore it as needed to the same drive or another drive.
NEW! Secure Wipe-Completely erases drive contents for security of classified or sensitive data. Three security levels available that meet or exceed all government
and commercial requirements for drive sterilization.
NEW! The new Burnin test and Batch Test module can be loaded separately, allowing
the diskette to be removed to Burn-in Test any number of systems simultaneously.
NEW! Enhanced ID for Pentium, AMD and VIA/Cyrix CPU's.
NEW! Improved testing of proprietary RAM modules.
NEW! Enhanced features for hard drive, floppy and SCSI editor utilities.
UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY - Because it boots into it's own purpose designed 'Microdos' operating system Micro-Scope is truly operating system independent
meaning the software will run on any IBM or Intel compatible pc hardware regardless of the operating system installed on the pc, including systems running Novell and Linux.
ACCURATELY IDENTIFIES CONFLICTS - Complete I/O port scanning identifies all I/O port usage, even if two or more devices are using the same resources. Specific device
type test routines identify device type, IRQ usage, and DMA usage. Complete memory scanning identifies ROM type, beginning address and ending address. All routines
function even if a conflict exists. This is absolutely essential for upgrading and adding pc hardware. Checks PCI and Plug & Play devices.
EXTENSIVE SYSTEM INFORMATION—Directly queries the pc hardware to identify the exact device such as CPU, NPU, BIOS name and version, detailed fixed disk
information, video information, and port information. Information is extremely detailed to include items such as hard drive manufacturer name and model number.
Now incorporates data from DMI, Plug & Play, and PCI resources. Support for all the latest CPU's from Intel and AMD.
INCLUDES DMI INFORMATION - Pooled from the DMI (Desktop Management
Information) area of the computer BIOS, the DMI screens show extended system information such as bus types supported on the system board, maximum speed and
voltage settings for the CPU, and cache size and type. Know how many free DIMM sockets are available or what kind of RAM is in the pc without having to open the case.
LOW MEMORY TESTING - Option to test ALL Base Memory prior to loading the diagnostics utility, means that even a problem in the under 64k segment of base
memory, which could prevent other diagnostics software from loading can be accurately identified.
General Diagnostics Features:
Micro-Scope Computer Motherboard Diagnostic Software Features
Operating System Independent—Micro 2000, Inc.'s proprietary operating system (MS2000)
is written in assembly language and specifically designed for hardware diagnostics. This allows for direct access to the hardware and entirely bypasses the DOS and Windows translations,
eliminating inaccuracies common to all O/S dependent diagnostics.
System Information—Directly queries the hardware to identify the exact device such as CPU,
NPU, BIOS name and version, fixed disk including manufacturer name and model number, video and ports. System information is extremely detailed and spans 3 full screens of vital data
incorporated from DMI, Plug & Play, and PCI resources. Identifies AMD's Opteron and Intel's Itanium 64-bit processors.
DMI System Information—Pooled from the DMI (Desktop Management Information) area of
the BIOS, it shows extended system information such as supported bus types, maximum speed and voltage settings for the CPU, as well as cache size and type. Also supports DMI 2.0 specification.
Multi-Processor Support & Testing—Identifies and tests up to 4 Processors in a system with the latest Intel and AMD processors.
Accurately Identifies Conflicts—Specific device-type routines identify device type, IRQ usage
, and DMA usage even if two or more devices use the same resources. Also checks for PCI and Plug & Play devices. This is absolutely essential for upgrading and adding hardware.
Health Status—This feature displays up to 3 temperatures, 3 fan speeds, and 8 voltage readings if available from BIOS..
IDE and SCSI Identification—Shows IDE model, serial number, and firmware version, and
SCSI manufacturer name, product name, and SCSI bus width support.
Plug and Play Identification—Provides actual locations on all installed and active Plug and Play devices.
PCI Identification—Detects all PCI devices on the bus and provides basic parameters for
each listed device including device number, ID, type, subtype, and device attributes.
USB Identification & Testing—Identifies the USB host controller and tests the host controller's functionality on the system board
Batch Tests/Report Features—Allows continuous or pass-bound running of any or all tests
and automatically generates a full diagnostic report which can be saved to a diskette, output to a printer or displayed on screen. An on screen and audio alert notifies you when tests are
finished. Batch test can be loaded separately at boot, allowing the diskette to be removed to test multiple systems simultaneously.
Save/Restore CMOS - Create a safe backup of the CMOS contents and restore the CMOS as needed.
- Save a copy of the Master Boot Record to a backup file, and restore it as needed to the same drive or another drive.
System Board Tests
- Accurate testing of the CPU, NPU, 16 IRQ channels, 8 DMA channels, Real Time Clock, Keyboard controller, Clock Timer Chip, PS/2 Mouse controller, and speaker.
Base Memory Testing
- Prior to loading the entire diagnostic, test for errors in the first 640K which would prevent other diagnostic programs and operating systems from loading.
Bootable Disk Utility
– Software comes on bootable CD-ROM. Make bootable diagnostic floppy disks from the CD.
Video Testing - Accurately tests video adapter to the extent of the capabilities of the card,
regardless of monitor limitations, and all video memory without size limitations. Tests video RAMDAC (if supported by the video card), screen focus testing, and extended VESA testing on newer video cards.
SCSI Testing - SCSI Testing includes Read, Write, and Seek capabilities of SCSI drives.
Low Level Format - Performs or initiates a low-level format on all drive types (MFM, RLL,
ESDI, SCSI, all IDE drives) even if the BIOS LBA functions are enabled. This includes factory-type initialization of all IDE & EIDE drives as well as access to true factory-style format routines.
Accurate Boot Record and Partition Recovery - Quickly restores master boot records in DOS machines that have been corrupted or damaged by viruses. Floppy and fixed disk editors
display in hex and ASCII and allow technicians to edit the boot sector and volume boot on any hard drive in both FAT 16 and FAT 32 environments. Even works with 'hidden' partitions.
Cache Memory Testing
- Internal and external cache memory, including sub-systems, are tested to identify the exact failure. Micro-Scope will also determine if the cache controller is active.
Hard Disk Testing
- Performs Read, Write, and Butterfly Seek tests on any fixed disk. Also displays and edits physical parameters, partition parameters, and CMOS parameters on any
drive. This is not a database and does not have to be updated. Can distinguish the drive controller from the drive mechanism (impossible in DOS) and find any physical or electronic
defect on the drive or controller. Allows for relocating Track 0 on supported IDE drives. Safe Write Test allows user to perform a write test without destroying any data on the drive.
Floppy Disk Testing
- Accurately tests any portion of a floppy drive including Read, Write, Format, Safe Write, and Butterfly Seek Tests. Tests all media formats up to 2.88MB and
includes a user-defined option for higher media formats.
Peripheral Testing - Complete and accurate testing of the mouse, joystick, keyboard, printer port, and sleep button.
Serial and Parallel Port Testing - Far surpasses the capabilities of DOS or Windows-based diagnostics to provide the most extensive and accurate testing available for all ports regardless
of IRQ or I/O port assignment. Detects the interrupt a serial or parallel device is actually using regardless of how it is believed to be configured. All lines are tested on the external tests with
the included loopback connectors. Instantly identifies UART capabilities. Also tests FIFO capabilities, if present, of any serial port.
- Tests modems in connected or non-connected mode, including major AT modem commands. Retrieves modem's information and type directly from the modem's chipset.
- Performs Read and Seek tests of CD-ROM, CD-ROMs in DVD drives, and CD-R drives. SoundBlaster-compatible and Adlib tests include full synthesizer tests with
frequency as well as volume and gain control testing for left, right, and stereo channels. ATAPI CD-ROM information includes CD-ROM speed, buffer size, and read/write capabilities. Also
includes standard AC'97 multimedia testing.
LAN Card Testing - Micro-Scope internally tests LAN cards with chipsets from Intel, 3Com,
RealTek, National, and SMC. When multiple NIC cards are detected, the user can select any card. Also provides chipset support, increasing the number of cards supported.
IDE Drive Testing
- Tests Read and Seek functions of removable drives including LS-120, Iomega ZIP, and IDE CD-ROM drives. IDE CD-ROM drives can even be tested without drivers.
- The benchmarks in Micro-Scope are based on the Real Time Clock (RTC), and not on making a comparison to another system like other utilities on the market.
Because of our direct hardware access we are not subject to significant I/O delay introduced by the BIOS.
- Completely erases all drive contents for security of classified or sensitive data. Three security levels available that meet or exceed all government and commercial requirements for drive sterilization.
User Support Forum - Access to our Micro 2000 User Forum where you can exchange ideas and questions with other technicians.
FULL INTELLIGENT USB TESTING LOOPBACK INCLUDED!
FULL SUITE OF MULTIMEDIA DIAGNOSTICS TESTING - Micro-Scope Performs read and seek testing of CD-Rom and CD-R in DVD Drives. Sound Card Testing - Sound
Blaster and Compatibles and AdLib includes full synthesizer testing including frequency, volume and gain control and left and right stereo channels.
REALTIME BENCHMARK TESTING - CPU, NPU, Hard Drive, Memory and Video are Benchmarked against the Real Time Clock not by making comparisons notional
computer system speed settings like other software. Our Benchmark Test is always 100% accurate because we have direct access to the system hardware and so are not
subject to the significant I/O delay introduced by the BIOS.
REPORTING - Diagnostics and benchmark results can be saved to diskette or output to a printer.
PRINT SCREEN CAPABILITY - Allows Micro-Scope screen images to be captured to an ASCII text file on a floppy diskette. This greatly improves the overall ease with which diagnostics information can be collected.
DETAILED DOCUMENTATION - Detailed manual that covers complete descriptions of each and every feature of the software.
PROFESSIONAL FIELD CASE - Provides easy portability and a professional look.
"In the service business, time is money. The Micro2000 Universal Diagnostic Toolkit is worth its weight in gold for any service company. The
cost of the product is quickly recovered because of faster turn around time when fixing problem systems. The product also helps control business
costs simply because technicians are more accurately diagnosing what parts they require for system repairs." Compunotes
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