Miscellaneous—Shows information obtained from the computers configuration memory (CMOS), BIOS
data area, Interrupt Vector table, and diagnostics component information.
Storage—Shows information about storage media connected to the computer, including all fixed disks,
floppy drives, and CD-ROM drives.
System—Shows product type, processor type and speed, and coprocessor information, and information
about all ROMs in the computer.
The Insight Diagnostics utility enables you to test all the major pieces of hardware in the system. You
can select from several types of tests:
Quick Test—Provides a predetermined script in which a sample of most hardware components is
exercised and requires no user intervention.
Complete Test—Provides a predetermined script in which most hardware components are fully tested.
You can select Interactive or Unattended tests, which will change the devices tested during the Complete
Test. More tests are available in Interactive mode, but these require user intervention.
Custom Test—Provides the most flexibility in controlling the testing of a system. The Custom Test mode
enables you to select which devices, tests, and test parameters are run. You can select tests that do
not require any user interaction through the Interactive or Unattended test modes. More tests are
available in Interactive mode, but these require user intervention.
To begin testing:
Click the Test tab.
Select Type of Test to perform, and select Interactive or Unattended as the test mode.
Determine how you want the test to be executed.
Select Number of Loops and enter the number of loops to perform.
Select Total Test Times and enter the amount of time in minutes that you want the diagnostic
test to run.
When choosing to run the test over a specified number of loops, enter the number of loops to
perform. If you desire to have the diagnostic test for a specified time period, enter the amount of
time in minutes.
Click Begin Testing in the lower right corner of the display to start the test.
While tests are being performed, you can monitor the progress by clicking the Status tab. Any errors
that are detected are summarized in the Error Log. Click Save to save the report to a floppy disk or a
USB key drive if attached.
If the diagnostics utility detects an error during a test, you can mouse-over the failed text in the Status
tab to display additional information for the type of error and the error code.
To view all test failure information, select Error Log. To view the status of all testing that has been
performed, click the Log tab.
HP Insight Diagnostics Offline Edition