We have purposely put the download button for #1-TuffTEST-Lite
at the bottom of this Product Description in the hopes that it would encourage you to
read, or at least skim, the Product Description prior to downloading it.
#1-TuffTEST-Lite is the "Free
Download" version of our #1-TuffTEST
Automatic PC Diagnostics product for end users. While some tests have been slightly
limited in scope, as shown below, it is a fully functional Freeware PC
diagnostic utility that has no time limit or restrictions on its use.
||Test or Function
||Extended Memory Tests
||Up to 8 MB
||Up to 3.5 Gigabytes
||Fixed Disk Tests
||Up to 540 MB
||Up to 2000 Gigabytes
||Parallel Ports Tested
||Up to Three
||Serial Ports Tested
||Up to Four
||Test Sessions Saved
||Up to Five
||Single Pass or Continuous
||Free and Unlimited
All #1-TuffTEST products are unique in
their approach because they have their own proprietary boot-loader and operating system.
Simply turn off the target PC, put the Program CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
Drive or the Program Diskette into the Drive A and then turn on the
target PC. It will boot the target PC and thoroughly test its basic hardware without
interference from the target PC's native operating system.
A complete licensed version of #1-TuffTEST
for end users costs only $9.95. Or, for more powerful professional-level
PC diagnostics, a #1-TuffTEST-Pro license
costs only $29.95. In order to offer these unique tools at prices this
low, they can ONLY be purchased online through our easy to use and fully automated
"ultra secure" ordering system.
Automatic, Inexpensive, and Powerful
#1-TuffTEST-Lite is the first PC
diagnostic software product that can automatically test the major
hardware components of any Intel-based, or compatible, desktop PC. Best of all, you
can download #1-TuffTEST-Lite for FREE!
#1-TuffTEST-Lite is specifically designed
for use by PC end-users and less experienced PC support/service people. The powerful
and comprehensive tests that comprise #1-TuffTEST-Lite are
derived from #1-TuffTEST-Pro,
our industry-leading, professional-level diagnostic software product.
The "Stand-Alone" Advantage
#1-TuffTEST-Lite is a "Stand-Alone"
diagnostic program that has its own proprietary self-booting operating system. Simply turn
the target PC off, insert the #1-TuffTEST-Lite Program
CD-ROM into the CD-ROM Drive or the Program Diskette into the Drive A, turn the target PC
on and #1-TuffTEST-Lite will boot and take
complete control of the target PC. This "Stand-Alone" advantage
allows #1-TuffTEST-Lite to operate directly on the PC's hardware without
interference from the target system's native operating system. Thus precise and highly
reliable test results are consistently achieved.
In contrast, most other utility and diagnostic software
products operate as an application program "under" the native operating system
(DOS/Windows/etc.). Some even have to be installed on the fixed disk before you can use
them. While this approach is effective for software and hardware "configuration"
issues, attempting to diagnose "hardware malfunctions" through all the various
layers of operating system and application software dramatically affects the quality and
reliability of the tests.
Unlike other diagnostic products, #1-TuffTEST-Lite
is completely safe for use by anyone, even total PC novices, as it does
not contain any tests or functions that could change a PC's system settings or overwrite
data on its fixed disk drive.
No Training Required
Best of all, #1-TuffTEST-Lite is very
easy to use-with no training required! As stated above, simply turn the PC's
power off, put the Program CD-ROM into the CD-ROM Drive or the Program Diskette into
the Drive A and turn the power on. #1-TuffTEST-Lite
will then boot the PC and load itself into lower memory.
Once the Main Menu appears, if no key is pressed within 10
seconds, the complete set of System Certification Tests will run automatically.
At the end of the Test Session, a simple "ok" or
"FAIL" is reported for each test in the Certification Test Results
display. This report can be printed, and/or saved to the Program Diskette for later
viewing or printing.
Unique Architecture Means Better Testing
#1-TuffTEST-Lite is written in assembly
language (instead of a high-level language such as C). Therefore, it is very compact,
executes much faster, and is more precise. It uses less than 125K of main memory when
loaded, and automatically relocates the program in main memory during
memory testing. Thus all of main memory is tested! This is not possible
with the much larger native operating-system-dependent programs that use most or all of
main memory when loaded.
#1-TuffTEST-Lite uses its own proprietary
operating system, is self-loading, and is designed to load successfully in systems with
suspected hardware malfunctions. Thus it can test a PC system regardless of its
native operating system (DOS, Windows, Unix, Linux, OS/2, etc.). You can even
troubleshoot a PC with no fixed disk drive!
#1-TuffTEST-Lite utilizes its own custom
device drivers so that diagnostic routines interact directly with the PC's hardware. This produces
precise and reliable test results that are unaltered by native operating system
error recovery routines and eliminates the false positives and negatives so common with
DOS/Windows-based utility-type diagnostic products.
Thorough and Very Rigorous Tests
A #1-TuffTEST-Lite Program
CD-ROM and Program Diskette
contains multiple diagnostic programs in compressed format. Each program is custom written
for a specific microprocessor/bus combination. As #1-TuffTEST-Lite loads,
the microprocessor/bus combination of the target system is analyzed, and only the
appropriate diagnostic program for that system is expanded and loaded into main memory.
#1-TuffTEST-Lite is comprised of the most thorough
and rigorous set of diagnostic tests and functions for Main Memory, the first 8
MB of Extended Memory (#1-TuffTEST tests Up to 3.5 Gigabytes), the first
540 MB of EIDE, IDE, SCSI, ESDI & ST506/412 Fixed Disk Drives 0 & 1 (#1-TuffTEST
tests up to 2000 Gigabytes), Diskette Drives, Video Displays and Adapters, and one Serial
interface (#1-TuffTEST tests up to four) and one Parallel Interface (#1-TuffTEST
tests up to three). These comprehensive tests provide extremely reliable results.