Global Settings: Mainboard

The global settings in the mainboard area at toolstar®testLX, toolstar®testWIN, toolstar®shredderLX (reduced) and toolstar®shredderWIN ( reduced) offer you various settings for the information output and the test behavior. The most interesting settings are Chassis Info, TPM Info and Windows License Key.

The settings

Board & BIOS

  • DMI dummy entries
    Automatically filter strange entries such as “To Be Filled By O.E.M”.
  • Show chassis information with board & BIOS info
    Shows information about the format and design of the device. For example notebook, desktop, convertible, etc.
  • Show password info for board & BIOS info
    Shows whether the BIOS is secured with a password
  • Show TPM info with board & BIOS info
    Shows information about the TPM such as the manufacturer and version
  • Show Windows license key stored in UEFI
    Returns information about the installed Windows license key. For example OEM ID, OEM table and the license key
  • Show system slot info as a table
    Outputs the device's slot list as a table for a better overview.
  • ACPI-Tables: Sort alphabetically
  • ACPI-Tables: Dump the Contents
    Prints the raw value of the ACPI tables on the screen in the ACPI information area

DMI: Stands for Desktop Management Interface
TPM: Stands for Trusted Platform Module
UEFI: Stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
ACPI: Stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

Chipsets & PCI

  • Show PCI bridges
    Shows information specifically about possible installed PCI bridges
  • Show PCI list as a table
    Outputs the PCI device list as a table for an improved overview
  • Show PCI device capabilities in PCI details
    Displays the information about the special capabilities of the PCI devices
  • Show extended PCIe capabilities in PCI details
    Shows the information about the extended capabilities of the PCI devices
  • Show system slot info from SMBios in PCI details
    Shows the system slots read by the SMBios with the PCI information
  • Hide “Interrupt: none” in PCI details
    Hide the information of interrupts if none is registered for this device
  • Show PCI configuration data in the PCI details
    Shows the configuration data of the PCI devices raw in the overview
  • Submenu with individual entries for all PCI devices (restart required)
    Generates navigable submenus for the PCI devices in the program
  • For short names, do not use the subsystem names
  • Search the Linux list for unknown names
    Searches the Linux internet database of device-to-name assignments for the appropriate names if the toolhouse's own database does not find an entry
  • Access the advanced PCIe configuration area
    Access the advanced PCIe device configuration area for more information. Can be disabled if there are problems with certain devices.

All options with the addition “Restart required” require a restart of the program (not the entire system). You can restart the program as follows:

  1. Quit toolstar® with Go to Linux prompt
  2. Enter ./testlx on the console and confirm with Enter

The program should then restart normally.


  • Specific Devices: Test for Intel 6-Series SATA revision
  • Rate reported fatal errors as errors
  • Rate reported non-fatal errors as errors
  • Rate reported recoverable errors as errors
  • Rate reported unsupported requests as errors
  • Ignore masked errors (AER)
  • Please mention the ignored errors in the log
  • Show error details (AER)

AER stands for the PCIe Advanced Error Reporting Feature.


  • Does not evaluate CMOS diagnostic status strictly according to the old standard
    Does not evaluate the CMOS status strictly, which prevents errors in many new devices.
  • Skip CMOS checksum test
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