Thank you for your suggestions, but those programs are not the kind I am looking for.
Sandra and Everest are programs focused on producing a hardware and software inventory and system benchmarks. I am not looking to produce pure inventories or raw benchmarks.
Prime95 and System Stability Tester are simple burn-in programs that test your CPU and RAM.
The more I think about what I am looking for the murkier it gets.
I guess I am looking for something that really can't be written because it would be too complicated. Also, I think that the tools I need are probably a combination of things like Sandra, System Stability Tester, a pad of paper, a pen, the Internet, and lots and lots of time.
After getting some sleep, I guess I now see that I just wanted some program to do the work that I don't have the time to do myself. Or more correctly, I guess I now see that I should have just stuck to my better judgement and not abandonded keeping tighter records of what I did to my computer over the months of use instead of just installing, uninstalling, reinstall, and tweaking without keeping track.
Time to get out the operating install disks, Total Uninstaller, Acronis True Image, and those other tools and start from scratch... again.