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Issued 7 February 2001


Eurosoft, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and developers of PC/AT hardware diagnostic, disk-cloning and end-user recovery solutions for PC manufacturers, resellers, maintenance and IT education companies, will be exhibiting at The Computer Trade Show 2001 (21-22 February, NEC Birmingham) on stand 954.

The stand will feature demonstrations of the latest version (4.60a) of Pc-Check, Eurosoft’s highly acclaimed PC hardware diagnostic software, which is used throughout the world by PC OEMs, system integrators, and maintenance organisations throughout each stage of the PC life-cycle from PC developments, to manufacturing, to support and maintenance services.

The new version, and there are three more planned in 2001 under Eurosoft’s Upgrade Subscription program, has lots of new testing features, more testing power and more diagnostic information than its predecessor.

Still on only a single disk, Pc-Check V4.60 features USB controller testing, support for Intel Pentiums, AMD Duron & Crusoe and variant Cyrix; intuitive CPU ID plus speed detection for 1GHz+; view memory sectors; SMB for key BIOS information - memory stick type, size, location; slots, ID marks etc; multiprocessor detection; test laptop (Intel SpeedStep) and live switching to name a few.

Alongside Pc-Check will be CD-Check, which complements Pc-Check testing and gives benchmarks and definitive test analysis, comparing hardware for multimedia compatibility.


Eurosoft will also be demonstrating Virtual Pc-Check, which has been developed for PC manufacturers, service providers and distributors, to allow them to provide support quickly and efficiently.

Designed to relieve the burden on helpdesk providers by allowing end-users to check the hardware themselves before calling the helpdesk or during the call, Virtual Pc-Check provides the most up-to-date check available, regardless of hardware configuration, and only requires the user to install a disk.

Eurosoft is an expert in the development of system software such as Basic Input Output Systems (BIOS) and diagnostics. Unlike its competitors, Virtual Pc-Check can recognise hardware faults beyond user operating systems. It can also be customised according to the organisation's individual requirements. As well as basic testing, parallel and serial port testing can also be carried out - important devices for intent connectivity.

Additional test choices include system configuration, IRQ, PCI Bus, PCMCIA, IDE Driver and Device Drivers among others. Regular upgrades, which are provided free of charge for a year, make sure that diagnostic tests are always up-to-the-minute.

Information will be available on the stand about Eurosoft’s DISCookie Factory, a disc-cloning tool that lets PC assemblers and system integrators load software quickly onto the computers that they are building, and lets end-users recover corrupted software applications back to original factory installed conditions.

DISCookie Factory saves hours of PC set-up time by allowing a typical 400Mb installation to be loaded in less than 15 minutes for 250 PCs, using standard TCP/IP network protocols.

For Microsoft suppliers, even restricted software such as Windows 2000, can be disk-cloned under MSCP guidelines. Microsoft's SysPrep and DISCookie Factory's System Locks are integrated, allowing security IDs to be generated successfully.


Working with up to 250 PCs simultaneously, DISCookie Factory lets you add new PCs at any time during net-casting, without disrupting the other DISCookie Client Downloads in progress.

DISCookie Factory saves valuable time on after-sales support, allowing end-users to replace corrupted software and system settings, and to restore their software back to original factory-installed conditions. DISCookie Factory's patent pending Hidden Software Area recovers software directly from the user's hard drive. Instead of calling with support questions, users can use their DISCookie Factory Recovery Key, and restore corrupted applications themselves.

DISCookie Factory works with desktops, servers, portables, industrial and remote computers, and supports all popular operating systems including Windows 2000/NT4/98/95, MS-DOS, Unix, Linux, Xenix, Qnix, OS/2, Novell, BeOS and others.

Note to Editors

Review copies of Eurosoft’s software are available on request.

About Eurosoft (UK) Ltd.

Eurosoft (UK) Ltd (www.eurosoft-uk.com), located in Bournemouth, England, has been providing testing and system management software, and hardware solutions, for PC assemblers, system integrators, and computer service professionals since 1980.

Press Enquiries:

Sharon Richards Nigel Pritchard
Eurosoft (UK) Ltd PPR
Telephone: +44 (0)1202 297315 Telephone: +44 (0)1932 828771
e-mail: sharonr@eurosoft-uk.com e-mail: nigel.pritchard@p-p-r.co.uk

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