Diagnostic Tools (Aptiva 2187, 2190 - SL-A)

Diagnostic Tools

  -WARNING- This manual is intended to test the IBM Aptiva 2190 machine type only.
Testing devices which are not included with the original product package, including other IBM products, prototype cards, or modifying hardware settings may give false errors and invalid system responses.
The diagnostics not specifically made for this model may also report incorrect errors and information.

The diagnostics program comes on a diskette along with this book.
This version of PC-Doctor diagnostics program, developed by Watergate for IBM, is the primary method of testing the computer.
You can use it to test the IBM components of the system and some external devices.
The amount of time required to test components depends on the number of components installed and selected.
The more devices you have attached to your system and selected in PC-Doctor, the longer the testing will take.

Using Diagnostic Program from Recovery CD

  1.  Insert the Aptiva recovery CD into the CD-ROM drive then restart computer.
  2.  Press F1 while POST to enter BIOS Setup menu.
     Select and enter 'BIOS Boot Sequence to CD-ROM, A, C'.
     Save and exit from BIOS Setup.
  3.  When screen displays IBM Recovery Program menu, choose 'Run Diagnostics' to execute diagnostic program.
     Follow the instructions on the screen to operate the diagnostics program.

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