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Default How to run Dell diagnostics from a USB stick - 11-24-2008, 07:04 PM

You might need to do this if your SSD fails and you do not have access to a CD drive on your Mini9.

This is what I did. Use a cheap 1GB USB stick (or an SD card in a separate USB SD card-reader). You cannot use an SD card in the SD slot for this.

On a Windows box that has a CD/DVD drive and a USB port
  • Format the stick as a bootable DOS drive using these instructions: http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197

    Put your Dell diagnostics CD in the drive and copy all of the files and folders from the diagnostics CD to the USB stick.

    Put the USB stick in a Mini9 USB port and re-boot from the USB stick (press 0 when the Mini 9 boots up)

    At the DOS prompt type DOSMENU

    Follow the instructions given by the diagnostic program

YMMV. Caveat Emptor. Don't blame me if magic smoke comes out of your Mini9.

There is probably a better way to create a diagnostics USB stick but this does allow you to run the SSD memory tests.

Dell should provide their diagnostics on a USB stick for the Mini9
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Default Re: How to run Dell diagnostics from a USB stick - 11-28-2008, 07:43 AM

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Dell should provide their diagnostics on a USB stick for the Mini9


http://stashbox.org/browse.php?q=flashBIOS

They do and just found out about the Diagnostic Distro Package not too long ago...


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Default Re: How to run Dell diagnostics from a USB stick - 11-29-2008, 01:03 PM

subscribed. thanks.
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Default Re: How to run Dell diagnostics from a USB stick - 11-29-2008, 06:44 PM

Is this diagnostic package available on the Dell web site?


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Default Re: How to run Dell diagnostics from a USB stick - 11-29-2008, 10:55 PM

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Is this diagnostic package available on the Dell web site?
http://ftp.us.dell.com/diags/CW1345A1.exe


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