TITLE: HP Insight Diagnostics Offline Edition VERSION: 8.0.0 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This package contains the HP Insight Diagnostics Offline Edition for the supported desktop models and operating systems. HP Insight Diagnostics is a proactive management tool that provides diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities to assist Information Technology (IT) administrators in verifying installations, troubleshooting problems, and performing repair validation. HP Insight Diagnostics Offline Edition performs various in-depth system and component tests while the operating system is not running, and is available by booting from the Documentation and Diagnostics CD. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP38789 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: March 25, 2008 CATEGORY: Diagnostic SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP Compaq dx2390 Microtower PC: All Models HP Compaq dx2400 Microtower PC: All Models HP Compaq dx2450 Microtower PC: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): FreeDOS Linux Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional LANGUAGE(S): French German Italian Japanese Spanish US English ENHANCEMENTS: N/A PREREQUISITES: None INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: IMPORTANT: The CD data is delivered as a single ISO image file (in the format .iso). This ISO image file is first downloaded to your hard drive and then must be burned directly to CD media, exactly as is. This is a large file (greater than 60 MB) and may take several minutes to download. Make sure you have enough space on your hard drive to store the image file. 1. Download the .iso file indicated in the SoftPaq Version field. Downloading this file provides a master ISO image file of the most current HP Insight Diagnostics Offline Edition CD-ROM. From this .iso file, you can burn your own bootable CD. A CD (ISO) image is not a collection of compressed or uncompressed data files; nor is it an executable (binary). Rather, it is a large, single file, which must be copied exactly as is onto a CD. In effect, you will download the image from the download site, ''burning'' its contents onto your CD. 2. Burn the full ISO image onto a blank CD using a CD-ROM burner/recorder and any major CD-burning software, such as Roxio (Adaptec) or Nero. Most common CD-burning applications should have the ability to burn an image to CD. The following procedure provides an example for creating a bootable data CD from an .iso Image File (using Roxio/Adaptec Software): 1. Insert a blank CD into your CD-ROM burner/recorder (the destination drive). 2. From the File menu, select Create CD from CD Image. 3. Select the image file (*.iso file) that you want to burn to the CD. 4. Click Open. The CD Creation Setup dialog box appears. 5. If necessary, change the CD Creation Setup settings. 6. Click OK. Use the following procedure to run the HP Insight Diagnostics once you have created a bootable CD: 1. Set your system to enable it to boot from CD. 2. Insert the HP Insight Diagnostics CD that you created into the CD-ROM drive. 3. Shut down and then restart the computer, allowing it to boot from the CD. The Diagnostics are automatically loaded and run. Copyright (c) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.