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HP Kayak XU04 Features Manual

Maxilife hardware monitoring
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HP MaxiLife
Hardware Monitoring
®
The described HP MaxiLife Hardware Monitoring feature is only valid for
HP Kayak XU Series 0441 and XW Series 0480 PC Workstations. These PC
®
Workstations are installed with the Intel Pentium
Xeon
processor.
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  • Page 1 HP MaxiLife Hardware Monitoring ® The described HP MaxiLife Hardware Monitoring feature is only valid for HP Kayak XU Series 0441 and XW Series 0480 PC Workstations. These PC ® ™ Workstations are installed with the Intel Pentium Xeon processor.
  • Page 2 HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring HP MaxiLife is a hardware monitoring chip which is resident on the system board. Its responsibility includes On/Off and reset control, status panel management (Lock button, LEDs), hardware monitoring (temperature and voltage), early diagnostics (CPU, DIMMs, PLLs, boot start), run-time diagnostics (CPU errors, package intrusions), and other miscellaneous functions (such as special OK/FAIL symbols based on a smiling face).
  • Page 3: The Lcd Menu

    Using HP MaxiLife When the Computer Is Powered Off NOTE HP MaxiLife is powered by VSTBY. This means that it is functional as soon as the power cord is plugged in. For HP MaxiLife to work correctly, the PC Workstation must always be connected to a grounded outlet.
  • Page 4 If the Diags program is run when the system is off, it returns to the Off state when exiting the test session. On/Off transitions are accompanied with a ‘Please wait’ screen to allow HP MaxiLife to power on and off correctly. Diagnostics:...
  • Page 5: Basic Pre-Boot Diagnostics

    • POST phase. • Operating System boot phase. If any errors are detected during the startup sequence, HP MaxiLife will not necessarily ‘freeze’ the system. However, some critical hardware errors are fatal to the system and will prevent the system from starting (for example, ‘Power’, and ‘Board PLL’...
  • Page 6 HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring HP MaxiLife Test Sequence and Error Messages The first detected error displays a message on the LCD status panel. If this happens, one of the following screens could appear. Presence of CPUs or Terminators in the Processor Slots...
  • Page 7 • Replace the system board (PLL clock generator). RAM TYPE • Check the installed memory modules. This error occurs when mixing incompatible memory modules, or when mixing Unbuffered and Registered memory modules. HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring HP MaxiLife Test Sequence and Error Messages Action to Take...
  • Page 8: Post Test Sequence And Post Error Codes

    BIOS error and will display the following message on the LCD status panel. Then, the BIOS executes the Power-On Self Test (POST) sequence. In this phase, HP MaxiLife waits for any error messages that the BIOS may issue. If such an error occurs, then a screen similar to the following example is displayed.
  • Page 9: Operating System Boot Phase

    • If the screen is working, you can obtain the meaning of the error by typing “Enter” at the end of the POST. Or, you can check the list of errors available on the HP World-Wide Web support page: http://www.hp.com/go/kayaksupport HP MaxiLife®...
  • Page 10: Run-Time Errors

    HP MaxiLife Test Sequence and Error Messages Run-Time Errors During the normal usage of the PC, HP MaxiLife continualy checks some of the vital system parameters. These include: temperature errors, fan malfunctions, power voltage drops, board PLL problems and CPU problems.
  • Page 11 POST step will be shown on the LCD status panel during the subsequent boot processes. To ensure that HP MaxiLife is ready to display the first POST codes as soon as possible, the Pre-boot diagnostics are not executed when the system is booted with the Boot Steps option selected.
  • Page 12 LCD status panel, one after another when the LCD buttons are pressed. For HP MaxiLife to access the status of some of the components, the power supply has to be in the ON state. If the system is turned off when Diags is launched, a menu will be displayed, requesting an authorization to power on the PC.
  • Page 13 System info Boot steps Next OFF Request for Please Wait Super I/O NS317 chip HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring HP MaxiLife Test Sequence and Error Messages Next Diags Exit Next Power on? Back Go Please Wait Test OK COMPONENT Next Final diagnostic screen...
  • Page 14 HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring HP MaxiLife Test Sequence and Error Messages Typical Diag Error Messages When the Processor and VRM are correctly installed, the “smiling icon” is shown on the LCD status panel. If the Processor has only been partly inserted in the processor slot...
  • Page 15 Bus frequency. For More Information Refer to the online Upgrade and Configuration Guide for more About HP MaxiLife information about this diagnostics utility at the HP World Wide Web site: http://www.hp.com/go/kayaksupport Error Code CPU SOCKET • Check CPUs and Terminator and VRM of installed processor.
  • Page 16: Order In Which The Tests Are Performed

    The POST process verifies the basic functionality of the system components and initializes certain system parameters. The POST starts by displaying a graphic screen of the HP PC Workstation’s logo when the PC is restarted. If you wish to view the POST details, press to get the HP Summary Screen.
  • Page 17 8254 timer initialization 8237 DMA controller initialization Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller Set ES segment register to 4 GB Enable A20 line Autosize DRAM Initialize POST Memory Manager HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Order in Which the Tests Are Performed POST Routine Description...
  • Page 18 HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Order in Which the Tests Are Performed Checkpoint Code Clear 512 KB base RAM Test CPU bus-clock frequency Initialize POST Dispatch Manager Test CMOS RAM Initialize alternate chipset registers Warm start shutdown Reinitialize the chipset (MB only)
  • Page 19 Display error messages Check for configuration errors Test real-time clock Check for keyboard errors Test for key lock on Set up hardware interrupt vectors Initialize coprocessor if present HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Order in Which the Tests Are Performed POST Routine Description...
  • Page 20 HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Order in Which the Tests Are Performed Checkpoint Code Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs Late POST device initialization Detect and install external RS 232 ports Configure non-MCD IDE controllers Detect and install external parallel ports...
  • Page 21 Clear parity checkers Display MultiBoot menu Clear screen (optional) Check virus and backup reminders Try to boot with INT 19 Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM) Initialize error logging HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Order in Which the Tests Are Performed POST Routine Description...
  • Page 22 HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Order in Which the Tests Are Performed Checkpoint Code Initialize error display function Initialize system error handling Plug and Play Dual CMOS (optional) Force check (optional) Extended checksum (optional) Unknown interrupt The following are for boot block in Flash ROM...
  • Page 23 Checkpoint Code Initialize video Initialize system management mode Boot to Mini DOS Clear huge segment Boot to Full DOS Depending on the BIOS Setup configuration. HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Order in Which the Tests Are Performed POST Routine Description...
  • Page 24: Error Message Summary

    HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Error Message Summary Error Message Summary The Error Message Utility or EMU (.COM application written in C language) is to provide full screen online help messages (localized) on most common POST errors. When an error is generated in POST during the boot process, EMU is run by typing ENTER.
  • Page 25 0201h Conflict on parallel port (@, IRQ, DMA) 0300h Floppy A: self-test failure 0301h Floppy B: self-test failure HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Error Message Summary Short message (US) System error Incorrect CMOS Checksum Date and Time Lost Incorrect PC Configuration...
  • Page 26 HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Error Message Summary Code # Cause / Symptom 0310h Floppy A: not detected (but configured in CMOS) 0311h Floppy B: not detected (but configured in CMOS) 0305h Floppy A: plugged on Floppy B: connector 0306h General failure on floppy controller...
  • Page 27 System CMOS checksum bad - run Setup No message, system “hangs” Other 4 - 4 - 2 - 4 (Beep code) HP MaxiLife® Hardware Monitoring Short message (US) System Memory Error System Memory Error System Cache Error System Cache Error...
  • Page 28: Beep Codes

    “2E 1020” means data bits 12 and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. HP MaxiLife® is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard. Pentium® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. Xeon™ is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

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