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Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics, v.5153A0, 5153.1

Dell Diagnostics are designed to verify proper operation of the hardware in your system outside of a high level operating system environment.

The files in this group can be used to create bootable media (diskette, CD or USB flash drive) or to update a diagnostic utility partition from which you can run these diagnostics. Note that the files in this group will not update diagnostics on a Lifecycle Controller. The update package for that is available separately.

Version

  • Version 5153A0, 5153.1

Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

32 Bit Diagnostics;

Date

Release date
25 Apr 2011
Last Updated
26 Apr 2013

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.

Available formats

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

The Dell 32 bit Diagnostics may not work correctly with some KVM switches.

Fixes & Enhancements

Adds support for new platforms and processors.

Installation instructions

Zippack Release

NOTE: In order to create diagnostic media using this package, this file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows. This package can be used to create a bootable diskette set, USB flash drive, CD, or hard drive image.

Download

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, read the agreement and then select either "I agree" or "I disagree".
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save.
4. From the Save As dialog, select a location and a file name then click "Save".
5. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close.

Diagnostic Media Creation

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click it to extract the diagnostic files and start the distribution application.
2. Verify that you have the correct diagnostic package by reviewing the information on the dialog box that appears then click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files. After the files are extracted, a message should appear indicating that all files were successfully unzipped.
5. Click the OK button to start the Dell Diagnostic Delivery Package. Follow the on screen prompts to create the media desired.

Running the Diagnostics

1. Insert the media you created.
2. Boot the computer. (You may have to configure the boot order in BIOS setup to boot the media you created before other devices.)
3. Follow the on-screen prompts.

There will be a readme.txt file in the location you selected to unzip the files that contains additional and late breaking information. If you need to run the Delivery Package again, you can run the file DDDP.exe from that same location.

Linux Release

NOTE: In order to create diagnostic media using this package, this file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Linux. This package can be used to create a bootable diskette set, USB flash drive, CD, or hard drive image.

Download

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, read the agreement and then select either "I agree" or "I disagree".
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save.
4. From the Save As dialog, select a location and a file name then click "Save".
5. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close.

Diagnostic Media Creation

1. Change to the directory where you downloaded the DDDP script file.
2. From a shell command line prompt execute the DDDP script file downloaded as the root user.
3. Review the README file from the DDDP script being executed for more details about media creation.
5. Follow the on screen prompts to create the media desired.

Running the Diagnostics

1. Insert the media you created.
2. Boot the computer. (You may have to configure the boot order in BIOS setup to boot the media you created before other devices.)
3. Follow the on-screen prompts.

There will be a README file in the temporary directory created during the DDDP script execution that contains additional and late breaking information.

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