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    Old 09-03-2012, 08:31 AM
    Spatula Spatula is offline
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    Default Dells ePSA Pre-Boot system assessment


    Came in to work this morning to find the BSOD on one of our rigs in the lab. I pegged it as a Hd failure, but the IT bods got us to run a diagnositc on it using the in-built ePSA Pre-Boot system assessment; which came abck as a HD failure....

    But this is the first time i've come across this program/functionality (and in a Dell of all things) and it looks really useful as a diagnosit tool....

    buti have a self-build not a Dell.

    So the questions are:

    a) have other people come across this software and how useful is it really?
    b) can you get a third party version to install on self-builds??


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    Old 09-03-2012, 11:56 PM
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    How to check for hardware failure 101:
    - See if it registers in the BIOS
    - Done.

    Seems like a neat tool, should probably be incorporated into more machines. But as said, checking the BIOS/ UEFI does the same thing.
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