Programs For Download


These programs are all distributed strictly AS IS, and at your own risk, with absolutely NO GUARANTEE, WARRANTEE, or IMPLIED FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE. The shareware programs are offered according to the restrictions of the copyright holders.

You should ALWAYS have hard copies of your CMOS information and backups of ALL your software and data. ANY hardware and software combination can result in incompatibilities. Some software (the low level formatting programs, for example) are, by design, destructive. COMPUTERCRAFT can not, and will not, be held responsible for ANY loss, monetary or otherwise, or inconvenience.

CD ROM, Floppy, and Hard Drive Library

LPT Port and Printer Library

Modem, Communication, and Serial Port Library

Utility Program Library

Video Library


PKZ204G.EXE PKUNZIP -- DOS version

486TEST.ZIP tests the speed of memory writes in 386, 486, and PENTIUM systems.

486TST.ZIP puts a heavy processing load on the CPU, and BIOS. The cache, system, and video RAM also get a workout!

ASQ0135.ZIP is a memory management tutorial that also boasts a system configuration check feature.

BCM Diagnostics is a Win95 based program which helps you diagnose problems of your PC running Microsoft Windows 95 operation system. It includes System Info, Processor Test, Memory Test, Audio Test, Video Test, Modem Test, Graphics Test, Harddisk Test, Floppy Test, CD-ROM Test, and Stress Test. It also has a Resource Monitor and shortcuts to Microsoft Mouse, Joystick, and ScanDisk. BCMDIAG.EXE, the DOS based diagnostics utility, is also included.
Note: The file is nearly 4 megs!

BIOS.ZIP reports the BIOS date.

BIOSR11.ZIP displays the BIOS data area.

Your computer is working properly NOW, but is it ready to drop dead in its tracks?!
Find out with BurnIn 4.5

Is that cache on your new motherboard or buttons off of an old Nehru jacket!?
Use CACHCHK4 to find out for sure.

CALJOY22.ZIP tests joystick calibration.

CARDG2.ZIP is a collection of IO card (with and without IDE) specs and jumper settings.

CHECK136.ZIP is a no-frills system spec tool.

CHKIO.ZIP lists the assignment of IO ports

CMOS.ZIP records and restores SETUP data.

Save your system settings to disk with CMOS RAM 2.0

CNE Tutorial Demo is a nifty way to study for the NOVELL NETWARE certification tests. Also great if you just want to learn more about computers!

CONF819E.ZIP provides a complete report on system specifications.

DDARP_13.ZIP tracks down device drivers.

FIXCLOCK.ZIP lets you reset inaccurate system clocks.

Generic SETUP resets the time, date, hard drive definition, etc. For all 286 systems that do not have a SETUP routine built in. Fine for the original IBM AT. I've even used it on older COMPAQ 386 systems that require a STARTUP disk.

Hard Drive Diagnostic (HDAT.ZIP) provides a number of services for older MFM and RLL drives, including a low-level format. Not as fancy as DISK MANAGER, but, hey, it's shareware!

Drive and Controller ( gives jumper settings and specifications for a wide range of older hard drives (MFM, RLL, and IDE) and MFM and RLL controllers. You even get a drawing of each of the controllers!

Hard Drive Tech Spec (hdts.exe) and Drives and Controllers (hd.exe) in a single ZIP file. Catalogs older hard drives and controllers. Drives and Controllers also has information on cables.

JCBENCH.EXE benchmarks the CPU, video, and hard drive performance.

JOY2.EXE calibrates joysticks.

IRQINFO.ZIP shows which interrupts are being used.

MAXSPEED.EXE determines the CPU clock speed.

MEMSCAN.ZIP displays and manipulates the RAM contents.

Monitors MUST be worked on only by qualified technicians!
But if you are aware of the dangers Monitors 1.01 is a powerful tool.
This shareware program can also test video cards for characteristics and graphic modes.

OVERHEAD.ZIP reveals what percentage of system resources are being eaten up by drivers and TSRs.

Is the problem with your printer, your parallel port, your software, or what?
Parallel Port 1.4 tests and specs out LPT printer ports.

PCM140.EXE is a reference program that lists POST error (port 80h) codes by BIOS manufacturer.

PORT11.ZIP allows the investigation and manipulation of IO ports.

RAMMAP.ZIP lists the programs that are active in memory.

READBI.EXE copies the BIOS to a disk file. Once there, it can be modified. Then, with a PROM burner, a modified version can be produced.

The Ref 4.3 is an encyclopedic collection of hardware text files.

RESOUR11.ZIP is like a memory fuel gauge for WINDOWS 3.X. It'll let you know when your little buzzer is starting to run on empty!

RITM25.ZIP automatically corrects both operating system and real time clock errors

SANDRA is a Windows 95 diagnostic utility along the lines of Norton.

SBBEEP.ZIP causes the sound card to beep.

SHADTEST.ZIP sees if SHADOW RAM is (actually) enabled.

SHOWS174.ZIP shows the chipset.

SNDTST.ZIP saves and restores sound card mixer and channel volume settings.

Snooper 3.30 is another good hardware information utility.

SPC.ZIP is a bare-bones system spec tool.

SPYDOS.ZIP analyzes software interrupts.

SRXTEST.EXE reports if a CYRIX 486 upgrade will "take" on a particular 386 motherboard.

STKVGA31.ZIP tests and specs out joystics.

Sys Check 2.4 is a neat shareware resource that does a great job of itemizing the system hardware. Gives the CPU speed and a large number of other specs. I use it every day to see if the installation of a serial port or modem was successful.
(If you've got an XT or some other machine that Sys Check 2.4 won't run on, then try this older version of Sys Check.)

SYSINF.ZIP is a system information probe.

TMTX.EXE tests mice and trackballs.

AMIDIAG -- here's an old version of of a diagnostics program works best on 286 systems -- might clear the CMOS on 386s and above. It checks nearly every aspect of hardware operation. From the writers' of the AMI BIOS.

Need specs for hard drives, floppy drives, optical drives, controllers, and host adapters?

Seagate has a great low level formatting utility for their drives.

If you can't find it at the SIMTEL Collection of system utilities, then it just ain't to be found!