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Self-troubleshooting with HP Advanced System
Diagnostics UEFI
HP Advanced System Diagnostics is a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) based diagnostic
tool that can be used by the end user or technical support personnel to view information about the
system configuration and to perform hardware troubleshooting. The diagnostic tool runs outside of the
operating system to isolate hardware failures from issues that might be caused by the operating system
or other software components.
HP Advanced System Diagnostics:
Easy to obtain:
Installed on original image of every system hard drive (HDD)
Core set of tests installed in the BIOS of every system
Download to a USB key drive
Captures complete system configuration information, including:
System serial number, product ID number, asset tag, and model
Memory size and configuration
Processor information (including, type and speed)
Storage device information
HDD: Launches Drive Self Test (DST) SMART tests for SATA drives
Keyboard controller revision
Bundles of tests to perform a quick test or extensive test of the entire system
BIOS date and revision
Diagnostic tests:
System tests (Start-up, Run-In and System Tune-Up)
Individual component tests (Hard Disk Test and Memory Tests)
Diagnostic Failure Code Output — A unique, 24–digit Failure ID code is generated for each
failure:
Randomly generated, unique each occurrence
Identifies the specific components that did not pass validation
Includes warranty information with information about the customer's service entitlement
Provides information about the model, serial number, test time stamp, and failure
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Chapter 4 Diagnostics and troubleshooting

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