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Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version), v.A1298/0438, A1298/0
Dell 32-bit Diagnostics v1298
Release Date 4/1/2008
Importance: Optional
Version: A1298/0438,A1298/0

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File Format: Hard-Drive Download File Download File
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Description: This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 2MB

File Format: ISO Image Download File Download File
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Description: This file contains an ISO image used to create a CDROM. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then create a CD using your preferred CD burning software.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 5MB

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Dell 32-bit Diagnostics v1298

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Important Information



Dimension 9200
Dimension 9200c
Dimension C521
Dimension E520
Dimension E521
Inspiron 1501
Inspiron 6400
Inspiron 640M
Inspiron 9400
Inspiron E1405
Inspiron E1505
Inspiron E1705
OptiPlex 740
XPS 210
XPS 410
XPS 710
XPS M1210 (MXC062, Mid 2006)
XPS M1710 (MXG061, Early 2006)
XPS M2010 (MXP061, Mid 2006)
Operating Systems
MS Windows Vista 32-bit
MS Windows Vista 64-bit
MS Windows XP
MS Windows XP x64

Applies to

  • 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version)

Fixes & Enhancements

DellDiag.exe has been enhanced to support new systems.

Installation instructions

Instructions for cdd_1298.iso:

NOTE: In order to use this file, you need a CD-R or CD-RW and appropriate software to create a CD from the downloaded image 


1. Click the Download Now link to download the file. 
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive. 


1. Follow your CD writing software vendor's instructions to create a CD from the downloaded .ISO file. 

Custom Instructions for CZ129800.EXE:

Hard Drive Installation using CZ129800.exe


1. Select the download method you want to use to retrieve the file - either HTTP or FTP.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click Yes, I Accept this Agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save this program to disk and click OK.  The Save In window appears. 
4. From the Save In drop-down menu click to select Desktop and then click Save.  The file will download to your desktop.
5. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close.  A new icon appears on your desktop.


1. Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled CZ129800.exe.
2. When the Self-Extractor window appears, click Continue.
3. A dialog box will prompt you for the directory to unzip the files to. Normally you should leave the default path. This path must be on an MS-DOS FAT partition. If you extract the files to any other type of partition (for example NTFS) you will not be able to run the diagnostics. Write down the path where the files were placed.  
4. Click OK.
5. If you get a prompt asking you if you would like to create the directory, click YES.
6. After a few seconds a dialog box will appear that says that all files were successfully unzipped. Click OK to exit from the installer.

The diagnostics can now be placed on a DRMK (Dell Real Mode Kernel) bootable USB key.            


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