Adding Dell Diagnostics or memory testing
Add Dell Diagnostics or memory testing to the KPE recovery options.
Great idea. Can folks also provide links to other vendors’ tools?
Or we could just have other .ISO tools like this as PXE options, no need to have them in the KBE directly, although that could be nice too.
John Raley commented
A preconfigured pre-install and post-install task to deploy the hidden partition and then hide it again would help. I see this questions asked many times about capturing the Dell Diagnostics partition when imaging a Dell computer.
Thanks Corey, that fixed it.
Josh, if you are using the latest version of kbem, there is a bug, please click on "Add Feature" and select the .iso from that window, that should work, I'm coding a fix.
OK so I tried using the KBE manipulator to upload a custom .ISO. Everything appears to upload correctly and I receive a message at the end telling me the KBE was completed successfully howvever when I then boot into that environment on a PC it is just another KACE KBE.
Where is my custom boot?
Eric Walrod commented
Dell 32-bit Diagnotics (GUI version):
Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD) v5.04f (Oct 2008):
Hitachi DCrive Fitness Test v4.16:
Have you all tried KBE Manipulator to upload these? You can get it from this page:
Liam Sinton commented
This is a great idea and I think boot diagnostic tools would be really useful too!
Something that would help diagnose that Windows startup or login that just takes too long (thanks Windows 7)
Jason Ellison commented
Adding support to boot custom ISO's via PXE would be so simple and would accomplish allowing the use of ANY vendors diagnostic tools. It is currently next to impossible to recreate the Dell utility partitions using the current rev of K2000 software.
Eric E commented
I think this would be very helpful as well. I think that leveraging the diagnostic abilities of the KBE would be a very appealing benefit of owning the K2000.
Here are a couple pieces of software available for testing hardware that I have used in the past:
Not only dell but Lenovo, HP, Western Digital, and such. Make it kind of like a PC Doctor solution for all machines.