Using the Advanced Diagnostic Test Programs
The test programs provide advanced functions and utilities for users and service or support professionals to troubleshoot even the most difficult problems.
You can maneuver within the test programs by typing the first letter of a menu choice, using the function keys, or using command-line options. You can also use the mouse pointer to choose an option.
Using the First Letter of a Menu Choice
Throughout the test programs, pressing the first letter of an option on a menu is the same as moving to that item with the cursor and pressing Enter.
Using the Function Keys
Use the following keys to maneuver throughout the test programs:
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Select an item, run the test module, or run the test
Down Arrow ( )
Moves the cursor down
Up Arrow ( )
Moves the cursor up
Left Arrow (<)
Moves the cursor left
Right Arrow (>)
Moves the cursor right
Calls up the appropriate Help information. Use the up
arrow key ( ) or the down arrow key ( ) to scroll through the
information. Pressing F1 from within a Help screen provides
a help index from which you can select different categories.
One of the important help categories is function key usage.
Pressing Esc exits Help and returns to where you left off.
Go back to the previous menu.
Command Line Options
To enter PC-Doctor commands:
NOTE: Before beginning, ensure that Suspend Timer is disabled in the Setup Utility.
Enables automatic testlog numbering. A sequential number
will be added to testlogs automatically. This number is
stored in the file PCDR.NUM, which can be edited using
the text editor. PC-Doctor will automatically add a testlog
number if the file PCDR.NUM exists. To disable this feature
you must delete the PCDR.NUM file.
Start batch mode testing of overlay number 'xx'. The
overlay number must be in the range of 1-10. For this switch
to be useful, it should be combined with the '/PR:nnnn'
switch and possibly also the /EO and /HE switches. At the
end of batch mode testing, PC-Doctor returns with an ERROR-
-LEVEL that is set to 0 for no erors, 1 if any tests failed
or 2 if testing was aborted.
Direct Joystick I/O. This will force PC-Doctor to read
joystick status and position directly from the hardware.
Log error only. If selected, PC-Doctor will only log tests
that produced a FAILED result. You can use this switch to
bypass PASSED and N/A test results in order to produce
shorter test logs.
Enables halt-on-errors mode. If PC-Doctor encounters a
failed diagnostic test, it ask the user if it should
continue or abort testing.
Adds the text string 'nnnn' to the top of the test log for
identification purposes. If you want to use spaces in the
text string, you must encapsulate the entire statement
starting with the /ID: in quotes, for example:
PCDR /HE "/ID:This string has spaces" /ST
Runs a batch-mode Maximum System Load Test for 'xx' minutes
The number of minutes must be in the range of 2 to 9999.
PC-Doctor returns with an ERRORLEVEL that is set to 0 for
no errors, 1 if any tests failed, or 2 if testing was
Disables checking for network cards. Use this switch if the
system hangs while checking for network cards.
Disables the mouse.
No prompting. Use this switch with the /BA:xx switch to
bypass prompting for serial and parallel port loopback tests
Disables checking for sound cards.
Disables checking for SCSI cards.
Bypass virus test.
Set the pass count to 'xx'. The number of passes must be in
the range of 1 to 9999. PC-Doctor repeats diagnostic tests
for the indicated number of passes.
Send test log output to a file 'nnnn' or to a device. The
name of a file can include a path, for example
'C:\TESTLOG.TXT' or a device, 'PRN'.
Enables all hardware checking. When this switch is enabled
all equipment that has a known hardware bug will show
'failed' after testing. If a hardware bug is found when this
switch is enabled, it does not mean the equipment is
defective. Rather, the hardware in question might contain a
bug which does not hinder its performance.
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