The professional hardware diagnostic for PCs, notebooks, servers and IPCs

  • Self-booting hardware diagnostic software, that can be started regardless of the installed operating system.
  • Complete analysis and documentation of all important hardware components and system information.
  • Burn-in tests / automation scripts also find sporadic errors. Regardless of whether it occurs randomly or due to thermal reasons.
  • Meaningful protocols/reports with serial numbers prove their work;
    available in text, PDF, HTML, XML and JSON; individually with your company logo
  • Freely configurable and automatable for your individual use
  • Concurrent hardware diagnostics of various components for greater load and more efficient hardware diagnostics.
  • Hardware monitoring: All sensor data is always up to date on the screen including historic values.
  • Self-booting the GPU with the stress-, 3D graphics and main memory tests.
  • Detailed system information with serial numbers, sensor data and all hardware components.
  • Easily save test reports locally and on the network, send them directly via email or upload them to your FTP server.
  • Self-booting from USB stick, DVD and via PXE.
  • Full BIOS, UEFI and SecureBoot support automatically selected for you at startup. One boot medium for all systems.

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Your benefit

No matter whether you use toolstar®testLX in production, in service or in customer support. With toolstar®testLX and the configurable hardware test routines you can test all hardware components of a device in less than 3 minutes net working time. This increases efficiencyand sales.

toolstar®testLX not only works really well and tests all hardware components reliably, but also looks professional. You can add your own company logo to the freely configurable protocols and adapt them to your needs and those of your customers. When you hand over the finished device to your customer with the invoice and the protocol, the customer can trace the entire journey of their device. He sees what was tested and which component was defective. This creates trust, satisfied customers and reduces the number of complaints.

When faced with a problem, it is often not 100% clear which part of the system is defective. The hardware or the software? No matter how good and reliable the installed software is, it will not work at all or only function poorly without properly functioning hardware. It can also happen that incorrectly saved data is not caused by the software, but by a defective hard drive or RAM. To solve software problems, you need to make sure the hardware is running properly. With toolstar®testLX and the endurance tests / burn-in tests, you can handle this process quickly and efficiently and may still find components that could cause problems in the future.
In order to offer your customers a complete all-round service, you also need a tool that provides you with RELIABLE and EFFICIENTtests all hardware components in any device type and creates an evaluation for you and the customer using a protocol. With toolstar®testLX you can not only find errors that are occurring now but also errors that will only occur in the future. A good example is hard drives. It's better to replace your customer's hard drive before they call you with a data recovery request! You set up new systems for your customers every day. So that you can offer a 100% all-round service for these, you need toolstar®testLX!

Your advantages

toolstar®testLX is a hardware analysis tool made by toolhouse for technicians, supporters and network administrators. Simply for anyone who is responsible for the proper functioning of IT devices. Our goal is to develop a product with which you can precisely check all hardware components of a PC, notebook, server, tablet, convertible or iPC for hardware errors. In addition, the working time spent on this should be kept to a minimum. In toolstar®testLX the experience we have gained over years of collaboration with PC manufacturers, system houses, refurbishers and service companies has been optimally implemented into reality. You receive top-class hardware diagnostic software that is continuously developed and adapted to customer requirements.

Since toolstar®testLX has its own operating system, it doesn't matter whether or which operating system is installed - toolstar®testLX boots every PC, server, notebook or IPC independently and tests the hardware independently of the operating system. In this way, you can clearly trace any errors that occur to the hardware and rule out the installed operating system.

Many errors only occur sporadically - the result: Hours of searching and replacing components. With toolstar®testLX you can test the individual components using specially programmed hardware stress tests. You determine which components should be tested, for how long or how often. Up to 999 times or up to 999 hours. Various sample tests will help you with the initial setup. All test scripts are freely selectable and can be tailored to your individual purpose.

After the tests have been carried out, toolstar®testLX automatically saves a protocol on a USB stick, on the network, on your FTP server or via email. Test reports create trust with customers and help you save time. Demonstrably fewer returns and complaints. toolstar®testLX offers three predefined sample protocols in each sample test. You can freely customize these with your company logo and your own fields for ticket number, customer number and much more. adjust.

You can summarize and save all hardware tests and test protocols in endurance tests / burn-in tests in toolstar®testLX. This allows you to define a standardized procedure in your company.

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Usage scenarios

With toolstar®testLXdiagnosing hardware errors becomes child's play. No matter whether you are an experienced IT technician or just starting out. toolstar®testLX supports you in diagnosing the complete hardware of a PC, notebook, tablet, IPC, server or other device type. Test hard drives, CPU, memory, graphics cards, monitors, keyboards, touchscreens, various interfaces and much more. Thanks to the constantly growing number of optimized hardware tests and updates to existing ones, you always stay up to date and get maximum compatibility. If a part is diagnosed as defective, you will receive the correct data for ordering spare parts thanks to the detailed system information.

toolstar®testLX is widely used in the area of ​​Refurbishment / Remarketing and is the first choice for many remarketing companies in Europe and worldwide. With the comprehensive hardware tests, detailed auditing and extensive automation as well as integration into third-party systems, toolstar®testLX is the first choice in this area. Further information can also be found here.

toolstar®testLX is also used extensively in industry to test hardware with load tests. Test the CPU, motherboard, GPU, hard drives and RAM automatically for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Live Hardware Monitoring monitors the current levels, fan speeds and temperatures for you graphically and documented in the protocols. Only when the hardware has passed the stress test with toolstar®testLX is the device delivered and installed in factories and robots.

It is not always easy to clearly and reliably distinguish between a software and hardware error. Crashes under Windows or Linux, for example, can be due to old or faulty drivers, but of course also the RAM or CPU calculation errors. With toolstar®testLX you can test the hardware in a self-booting manner with a fresh operating system and can therefore be sure in the event of crashes that it is a hardware error.

Use toolstar®testLX immediately after repairing a device that, for example, had water damage or a broken display. This allows you to verify whether the exchange was successful, whether all parts are working properly, or whether the water damage has caused further problems. With the automatically generated protocol you can clearly show your customer that everything is working again. The protocol also automatically results in a reversal of the burden of proof. So if something doesn't work after delivery, the customer must prove where the damage came from. This makes discussions regarding the guarantee much easier.

Process optimization

Every process that is carried out in toolstar®testLX can easily be documented manually or automatically. In addition, up to 20 custom fields with their own titles and values can be inserted into each report. These can then also be used in the file name. Custom fields could be, for example, ticket number, customer number or asset number. Thanks to automatic logging, you can always show your customers exactly what you have done. This reduces complaints and creates trust in the services you offer.

toolstar®testLX not only works really well and tests all hardware components reliably, but also looks professional. You can add your own company logo to the freely configurable protocols and adapt them to your needs and those of your customers. When you hand over the finished device to your customer with the invoice and the protocol, the customer can trace the entire journey of their device. He sees what was tested and which component was defective. This creates trust, satisfied customers and reduces the number of complaints.

The toolstar®testLX program automatically creates folders that do not yet exist or saves them into them if they already exist. Recurring tests for the same customer would result in the reports being saved in the folders with the customer number, but a new subfolder would be created for each ticket. If you have any questions, you can easily use the search functions in Windows Explorer to search for a ticket number. Without having to purchase additional software products for file management.

With defined endurance tests / burn-in scripts, recurring tasks in your company can be easily standardized. You determine which tests are carried out to what extent and which test reports with what content are saved where. This means your employee can simply select a test script that suits the current situation and the rest is already defined by you. For example, reports are automatically saved to the stick at the end (for the customer to print out) and another test report with more details is automatically sent to the ticket system or saved to your FTP.

The possibilities are almost endless!

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Complete automation of all processes through automation scripts


Create automation scripts

In the program itself you will find an easy-to-use automation script builder with which you can easily create and modify scripts. Determine which hardware tests should run, how long and at what intensity. Create your own protocols in different formats and with different content. Create custom fields for customer number or ticket number and much more.

. . . and execute

After you have created the automation scripts you can easily start them in the program. Afterwards all the options and tests you have set run automaticallyand at the end they give you the logs you created on the stick or the other available destinations (FTP, network, email or database). You can also easily use one of our pre-built scripts and get started right away.

Detailed recording of all system information and diagnostic processes

Document system information and test procedures

All system information such as CPU, mainboard, GPU, memory and much more can either be saved manually or documented automatically in conjunction with an automation script. In addition, the individual test results can also be saved or summarized in the automation.

Define different formats and output targets

All documents can be saved in various formats such as PDF, TXT, HTML, XML or JSON. The last two are specifically intended for automatic processing in other IT systems. All documents can be saved locally in your selected form, sent via e-mail, uploaded to a (S)FTP server, in a Insert the MongoDB database or simply save it to the network.


Live hardware monitoring and evaluation


Display live hardware monitoring

If desired, all hardware monitoring values are permanently recorded and also displayed visually on the screen throughout the entire program execution. This allows you to evaluate the changes in temperatures, voltages and speeds graphically and based on values during the tests or even in the idle state.

. . . and evaluate

The previously recorded values can be displayed at any time in the Mainboard / Hardware Monitoring menu. These values are displayed according to minimum, average and maximum per sensor. In addition, the number of measurement samples used is shown. If you use an automation script, you can have the statistics written to the log after each test, a group or the entire automation script.

Extract from the available tests and information


CPU core (registers, stack manipulation, addressing modes, flags, integer arithmetic, BCD operations, bit operations, flow control, string operations, processor I/O, exceptions) FPU (load and store, instruction set, rounds and Truncation, Exceptions), MMX Unit, 3DNow! and SSE unit (Data Transfers, Packed Arithmetic, Packed Comparisons, Data Conversion, Logical Operations, Shift Operations), Stress Test and High Load Test

Hardware monitoring

Temperatures, fan speeds, voltages and performance indicators can always be viewed on the screen.
(if supported by the mainboard and the necessary sensors are installed and connected)

Ports and connections

USB host controller, specifications, manufacturer, name and status. USB device overview and details, controller test. Serial and parallel ports, suitable test plugs are optional. (Internal loop back test, handshake test, send/receive test, controller test, status port test)

Drives (HDD, SSD, NVMe, USB, etc.)

Read test, write test (non-destructive), mechanical test, benchmark test, read sectors, controller test, CD-ROM, DVD, BlueRayZIP, LS120, USB drive

Process optimization

Check hardware properties, monitor minimum values, dialogs for process control, integration into your systems, adaptability and much more.


Board and BIOS information (manufacturer, UEFI Windows license key, BIOS date, chipset, socket and much more) PCI device list, PCI Advanced Error Check, details and tests (direct bus scan, BIOS: device search, 16 -Bit functions, 32 bit functions, 64 bit functions), plug and play, hardware interrupts, DMA and CMOS RAM/real time clock tests (read, write, battery status, checksum, diagnostic status, clock -ticking, alarm)

Main memory

CPU cache test, display of possible memory areas, SPD-EEPROM information, tests: random pattern, checkerboard pattern, Windows mode, complementary bits, left and right bits, large complements, distributed accesses

Graphics cards

Test image, grid image, primary colors, grayscale, color levels, video memory test, VGA split screen, visible memory test, GPU memory test, 3D rendering, OpenCL computing stress test, OpenCL benchmark test. All graphic images can be used as interactive tests in endurance tests. Ideal for monitor testing.

Input devices / HID

Tests for keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, pencils, touchpads

The difference to toolstar®testWIN

The toolstar®testLX program is self-booting by default, but can also be started within an installed Linux. toolstar®testWIN is used by default started with an installed Windows, but can also be self-booted via WindowsPE be executed. Self-booting execution has the advantage of a clear view of the hardware without any user programs that use resources and thus distort the results. However, running it under Windows has the advantage that you may also find errors that only occur in connection with Windows and the user programs. However, the use of hardware resources is limited under Windows because the operating system naturally also requires some main memory and CPU performance.

toolstar®testLX works completely independently of the installed operating system and can be started self-booting on PCs, tablets, servers, IPCs and much more. You don't even need to have a hard drive installed to start the program. This differentiation means that test results can be clearly assigned to the hardware and errors can be identified quickly. If you get a CPU or memory error with toolstar®testLX, then you can be sure that the hardware components or the path to the components (bus, controller, mainboard) are defective. An error in the operating system or the installed software can therefore be ruled out.

Intact hardware is the foundation of properly functioning software.

With toolstar®testWIN you get a test program that can include not only the hardware but also the software in the tests and evaluations. This includes the automated evaluation of the Windows event log for warnings and errors, the reading of license keys and software serial numbers, and the quick and clear display of all services, updates and processes under Windows. In the area of GPU testing, you have the advantage within the installed Windows that the manufacturer's special drivers for the graphics card are already installed and so all functions can be addressed and maximum utilization can be achieved.

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Excerpt of the change log

Only the last 40 entries in the version history are displayed. You can read the extended history in the customer portal under “Product History”.

6.07UPDAdded additional DMI dummy strings for automatic filtering during output
6.07MODPrioritization of hardware data of licensing drives (tokens) adjusted for improved compatibility
6.07MODReading tool ReadSticks expanded to be able to use USB SSDs as dongles
6.07MODDrive hotplugging flood detection adapted to cases where multiple drives are affected at the same time
6.07ADDAdditional information Open circuit voltage is output, if supported by the installed battery
6.06ADDPCI Details: Show Link Speeds and Widths if specified (typ. for PCIe Root Ports). Show PCIe Extended Capabilities below original Capabilities.
6.06ADDMainboard: Added display of ACPI tables, optionally with contents dump.
6.06UPDSMART: Detection of Crucial SATA SSD attribute 202 as lifetime remaining percent.
6.06USEShredder: Optionally hide "not supported" for firmware methods of other types (e.g. NVMe format for SCSI).
6.06ADDShredder dialog: Added big selection button for quick firmware-based erasure (does basically the same as the corresponding default under User-defined).
6.06ADDProgram start, optionally checkin if certain data are missing: Optional output to file including system overview added.
6.06FIXFast View: Fixed crash on USB Host Controller Info and overviews that contained it.
6.06FIXSPD-EEPROM: Fix for timing calculations for DDR4.
6.06ADDUSB name: If no manufacturer or product name has been entered in the device itself by the manufacturer, a database is checked to see whether the information can be found there.
6.06MODLiveUpdate is automatically ignored when booted from the network (if LiveUpdate is set to "always", but it is).
6.06ADDAutomation: Added option to Message to user to abort the script on No/Cancel.
6.06ADDDetection of Linux kernel lockdown and output with the Linux info.
6.06ADDMainboard info: Detection of Intel Management Engine. Automation option for error if missing.
6.06UPDDDR5 SPD memory module types updated.
6.06UPD Various adjustments for the updated Linux operating system 2024-2.R1.
6.06USEFrom now on it is possible to store the signature fields in the protocols and certificates digitally in the settings. More information can be found here
6.06ADDLiveUpdate available (With Live Update you update the main program on your toolstar®testLX, shredderLX and QuickCheckLX USB sticks live within the program. This saves you having to manually update via the customer portal)
6.06USEMainboard: Checkboxes added for some display options above the output (for system slots, PCI list, PCI details, ACPI tables).
6.06ADDPCI Test: Added error status checks from PCIe Device Status and Advanced Error Reporting.
6.06USEMemory speed test: Tile frame did not turn red under certain conditions when an error occurred.
6.06ADDKeyboard test: The duration of a key press is measured and also output. Allows you to detect hanging or long-playing keys.
6.06ADDPower supply: Additional optional test for current energy. If this is 0, an error can be output.
6.06ADDNew sample script "Isolated Hardware Tests" for testing all hardware components in individual groups in isolation.
6.06MODCMOS test: Not possible with kernel lockdown (on Secure Boot), thus no longer performed with corresponding notice.
6.06MODPCI test: Special treatment for unsupported requests in Advanced Error Reporting
6.06USEUSB Table: Fix for option to show hubs. Added checkboxes above output.
6.06ADDAdjustments to the error behavior in the power supply tests. Changed the option "Error if none detected" to "At least X pieces must be present".
6.05ADDPCI Details: Display link speed and width, if specified (typical for PCIe root ports)
6.05ADDNew function for displaying the ACPI tables in the mainboard menu added.
6.05USENew display option in the individual tests for the output of system slots, PCI devices, PCI details and ACPI tables.
6.05ADDNew test: PCIe test to evaluate the error status of the PCI bus to detect possible errors in communication and the addressed PCI device.
6.05UPDSpecial customization for Crucial SATA SSD SMART rating. Especially for these types of hard drives, the SMART attribute is evaluated differently from the SMART standard, i.e. remaining lifespan percent. For more information about SMART attributes, see our knowledge base.
6.05USEMemory speed test: Tile frame did not turn red on error.
6.05USEAdded option to optionally hide unsupported firmware-based deletion methods for protocols that do not support it.
6.05ADDNew simple option for quick erasure using firmware-based methods for supported data carriers, directly selectable in the shredder dialog.

System requirements


These system requirements provide a rough guideline on which systems the program can run smoothly.