This version of the utility is designed to be used as a "boot disk" on Intel® processor-based systems not running Windows* 98/Me/XP/NT/2000 - based operating systems. The instructions below guide you through making a diskette containing the utility that can then be used to test your system. The diskette will then be used to 'boot' your system. All you need is a pre-formatted floppy diskette and a DOS-based (Windows 95/98/Me/XP/NT/2000 will work as well) system from which you can access the internet and download files. This download will not work in DOS-emulation windows, as found in some operating systems such as Linux.
Please note that the utility does not support creating the bootable version using an LS120 drive. To run on an LS120 drive, please create the bootable floppy using a regular disk on a standard floppy drive.
- When you are ready to download, select download the Bootable version.
- Select "Save this program to disk" and click on OK.
- The system will save the program in your c:\temp directory as the default. If you would like to change the location for the download, select a different directory, then click Save.
- Open up a DOS prompt window and launch the download from the temp directory (or other directory you chose) by typing in the file name.
- Once the files are extracted, start the "setup.bat" program file.
- Insert your pre-formatted floppy diskette into the floppy drive and press any key to let the system know that a floppy diskette has been inserted.
- The tool will extract the bootable version of the utility onto your floppy diskette.
- When finished, the tool will return you to the DOS prompt. If you started the file by double clicking on it instead of following the instructions in step#4, the command prompt window will close when the diskette is finished.
- To use the Bootable version, eject the floppy and insert it into the computer system you wish to test. Power down and reboot the system with the Bootable floppy in the drive. The utility will automatically run.
This applies to: