05-30-2020 01:34 AM
Hello, I am fairly sure that HP Hardware Diagnostics UEFI came with my Laptop. I don't remember correctly though. My issue was updating BIOS with an absence of Windows Partition ( which I removed and installed a Linux Distribution ) and when I searched the internet, The Diagnostics tool was necessary. That diagnostic tool isn't there now but a simple test tool was present. Now, I installed Windows and installed the HP Hardware Diagnostics UEFI and now it can be used from tapping f2 at boot. My question is if I removed Windows now, Will it still be there? Can I use it with only my Linux OS in the drive? Since it is invoked without an OS, I am thinking it works without Windows. Is it possible?
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05-30-2020 02:57 AM
Is the question
Do I have an F2 diagnostics present?
ESC and F2 at boot up will tell you surely?
Can I get Diagnostics?
First:- Turn off the computer, press and hold the PWR button for 4 seconds.
Then - Leave only keyboard and mouse connected, disconnect all externally connected
devices such as Docking Station, USB storage devices, displays, and printers.
Unplug the AC adapter from the computer.
Next - Press and Hold the Power button for 15 seconds to Hard Reset.
Rinse and Repeat; Re-Connect the AC adapter.
NOW begin checking/testing/proving the Hardware is fit for purpose.
Power on your PC, press ESC (repeatedly), then F2 at the prompt.
Choose System Tests (Fast Test does a 4 minute hardware check).
HOW DO I USE DIAGNOSTICS?
HP PC Hardware Diagnostics is a Windows-based utility that allows you to run diagnostic tests to determine if the computer hardware is functioning properly. The tool runs within the Windows operating system in order to diagnose hardware failures. HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows comes pre-installed on new HP computers, but if not on yours, download here:-
05-30-2020 04:06 AM
Thanks for all the possible solutions. But this isn't my case. When I have Linux installed and there is no Windows installed, Will the Diagnostic tool be present in my system? Although when I was on Linux, I had a tool that only has Tests as a feature. No Firmware Management. So as I installed this now, would I be keeping it when I remove windows?
05-30-2020 07:49 AM
If it is part of windows and you remove windows then NO.
If if it is a windows executable it wont likely run in Linux anyway.
However if you try Wine or Crossover then I would suggest Yes.
However if the EFI partition remains intact then....
23/01/2019 17:58 443,904 CryptRSA.efi
18/03/2019 12:59 17,976,520 SystemDiags.efi
18/03/2019 14:16 256 SystemDiags.sig
18/03/2019 13:55 256 SystemDiags.s09
18/03/2019 13:55 256 SystemDiags.s12
18/03/2019 13:55 256 SystemDiags.s14
18/03/2019 13:24 17,976,504 HpSysDiags.efi
18/03/2019 13:56 256 HpSysDiags.s09
18/03/2019 13:56 256 HpSysDiags.s12
18/03/2019 13:56 256 HpSysDiags.s14
06/03/2016 23:20 84,298 SystemDiags.log
06/03/2016 23:20 33 SystemDiags.ini
YES the Basic F2 function will still function, but if you wipe or delete whilst installing Linux then NO.