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User interface

The HP Vision Diagnostics application provides six major functions, accessible through Tabs. These
functions are:
Survey — Your current system hardware information.
Test — List all diagnostics available for your system. Tests are started there.
Status — This screen shows progress and status of currently running diagnostics.
History — All past diagnostics runs and status are listed there.
Errors — All past diagnostics failures are listed there.
Help — User help about HP Vision Diagnostics.
There are also some common operations that are part of the utility. They include:
Exit Diagnostics button — This button will close HP Vision Diagnostic application and reboot
your system. Any running test will be aborted.
Reload button — If available, this button will rescan your system hardware and reload the
diagnostics without the need to restart your entire system.
Save button — If available, save your system survey, test history or error data as an HTML file to
a floppy disk or a USB key drive.

Survey tab

The Survey tab shows your system hardware information, organized into eleven Categories (for
example "Processors") and device instances (for example "Processor 1").
The amount of information displayed can be controlled by selecting a combination of View Level and
The View Levels include:
Overview — shows high level summary of the system hardware. This is the default view level.
Summary — gives limited configuration data for each specific Category.
Advanced — offers more technical and low-level data for the computer-savvy user.
The Categories Levels include:
All — Shows all Categories.
Architecture — Shows system architecture information such as high level PCI devices, low level
SMBIOS, CMOS and PCI configuration space data.
Audio — Shows all embedded and add-on audio devices.
Asset Control — Shows asset control related information such as product name, serial number,
asset tag, and universal unique ID information.
Communication — Shows communication devices such as serial, parallel, USB, network,
Firewire, modem, and Bluetooth ports and devices.
Graphics — Shows all embedded and add-on video cards.
Self-troubleshooting with HP Vision Diagnostics


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