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REVIEW: SIW System tool <A good tool you ever need>

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  1. Kiran.dks

    Kiran.dks New Member

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    REVIEW OF SIW, A COMPLETE SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS TOOL

    PREVIEW

    I was looking for a good complete system diagnosis tool from past many days. Then I came across this awesome tool. SIW is a 100% portable complete system diagnosis tool. Imagine a scenario in which you have ordered a PC and not sure if the components that are supposed to be part of the PC are actually included or not? This tool will let you solve all those dilemmas. I present my review of this very useful tool.

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    MY RATINGS
    5 out of 5.
    If you are wondering that I am too generous, then No. Rating is fully justified. I will explain you why I said so.


    INSTALLATION
    SIW doesn’t need any installation. It doesn’t write anything to the registry. Hence it is completely portable. The program is just 1.40MB in size. You can load it into a memory stick and perform instant diagnosis of the system. Apart from diagnosis, this tool has many extra functions which I did not find in any other such programs.

    PROGRAM UPDATES
    A good program should always include an update, which certainly increases our trust towards it. SIW has got program update, which implies manufacturers are in constant improvement process.

    EXPENSE
    This is completely free software for personal use. Read the license agreements. http://www.gtopala.com/siw_eula.html

    INTERFACE
    Interface is very good and light on system. Using Windows native interface makes it more compatible to the Windows in terms of speed and operation. During my operation, it never crashed even though lot of Data retrieval is done by it during diagnosis process. During some diagnosis process like retrieving ‘shared DLL’s info’ or such similar process, the CPU utilization became more. This is completely understandable considering the data requested.

    FEATURES
    It offers detailed information about your computer's properties and settings, detailed specifications for CPU, motherboard, chipset, BIOS, CPU, PCI/AGP, USB and internal devices. It also delivers information on the memory installed, connected monitor, graphics card, installed drives, operating system, installed programs, as well as real-time monitors for CPU, memory, page file usage and network traffic. It displays currently active network connections, passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs, and more. The end result can be exported as a report file.

    Review with snap-shots:
    Dial-up users, please be patient. There are many snap shots in the preview which will take a considerable time for loading. Also I have to posts this as two posts becoz each post can handle 15 images only.

    1. Details of Operating system include complete biography! It will let you know whether the Windows is OEM version, Kernel Version, Serial Number, Product Key, and allmost everything at one place. Very handy for diagnosis.

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    2. It gives a complete list of extensions used in the system with details of "Default action", "command line" and "Open with list" too. Very handy when system is messed up with extensions.

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    3. When it comes to diagnosis, Drivers issue is most common. SIW will all the drivers in your system with "Name", "Description", "Version", "Driver Type" "Status of the Driver"-whether active or not and also "Path of the Driver".

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    4. We all mess up with our Audio & Video codecs in the system. SIW includes a comprehensive diagnosis of Audio & Video Codecs. Complete list of Audio & Video Drivers are displayed with each & every detail of the Codec. It displays "Type", "Description", "Manufacturer", "Version", "Path", "Size" and the "Status" of the Codec whether it is "OK" or "Not".

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    5. Complete list of Activx control in your system with "Location", "Version" and "Description". It becomes handy when your system is infected.

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    6. It lists all the Hrdware details with "Property", and "Value". Get details of CPU, BIOS, PCI, VIDEO, MOTHER BOARD and also Sensors temperatures. In the "Storage Devices" section, it displays HDD temperature and your CD/DVD version and its manufacturer.

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    7. Details of Network information with ISP, Organization, MAC Address are included. It also lists details of "Open Ports" in network.

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    8. It also comes with some useful utilities. Many time we use "Remember password" while logging to our mail accounts or any such related tasks. Then we forget the password hidden there. How to know? Eureka! which reveals password hidden as asterrik. I like the way it fishes out hidden password in asterrik! ;-) My IE crashed after retriving password!

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    9. Network Traffic: Total Traffic, Incoming and Ourgoing in real-time.

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    10. Detailed Info of each & every port used in the system with its "State" and "Local Address".


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    11. List of available Network Hosts Scan

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    12. SIW also lets you trace the IP Address of the host! Just type the web address & there you are! I fished out www.thinkdigit.com IP Address too! ;-)

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    13. Change the MAC Address w.r.t its Adapter too.

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    So that ends the review of this wonderful freeware. I recommend this tool to everyone. Feedback of the review will be appreciated.



    :arrow: Download: SIW 1.65.623

    Manufacturer : SIW
     
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    good review. will check it out. thanx.
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    I appreciate your feedback anand. Thanks. Try it. I am sure you will like it.

    One morething, the animated band above ur sig is sexy! :)
     
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    Thanx for the info .. will surely check it out.
    Anand that animated band is nice.
     
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    Thanks a lot man, i could figure out the password for dataone broadband access with Eureka. I had forgotten it.

    It however does not work with Firefox, works only with IE.
     
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    Welcome hemant & gautam! :)
     
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    n2casey Super Hero - Super Powers

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    Really a nice & useful s/w Kiran.
    Great review.
    Sorry, again I got that error msg when tried to repu u......
     
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    Kiran.dks New Member

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    I appreciate your feedback. Truly a good tool.
    regarding rep, it's OK dude, hmm....jus keep in mind & rep when u can! ;-)
     
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    Nice job buddy ;)
    Keep it up :)

    Reps on ur way....
     
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    thnka for the tool
     
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    Welcome Vishal & tech geek! :)
     
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    wow nice tool, going to check it out now.Oh yeah..you have some reps coming your way.catch them.;-)
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    damn I have repped you recently but i cant remember:-(.Will do as soon as I can:D
     
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    Good SW, especially since it does not get installed.
     
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    To Vimal: That problem has become common these days! Me too facing it many times while repping others...;-)
    To Janita: Yes..it is a good portable solution, jus load in a memo stick & perform instant diagnosis of any pc... :)
     
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    @kiran t. m.
    I also tried to rep you, but I think it doesn't work.
     
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    But Prem, I got your reps! Are you trying to rep once more! ;-)
     
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    @ Kiran

    Ultimately repud for U. :D :D
     
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    ^^^
    That is really a great work dude! I appreciate your effort of remembering it. ;-) Thanks.
     
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    Very nice information here… Thanks...What do u think about Dr hardware.
     
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