Driver Details

Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version), v.A1298/0438, A1298/0

Dell 32-bit Diagnostics v1298

Fixes & Enhancements

DellDiag.exe has been enhanced to support new systems.


Version A1298/0438, A1298/0



Release date

01 Apr 2008

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:ISO Image
File Name:cdd_1298.iso
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5 MB
Format 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:CZ129800.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2 MB
Format 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Supported Operating Systems
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP, 64-bit
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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