Run the System Test

The System Test runs from the Startup menu. It checks the main components of your computer to make sure they are working properly. Use the following steps to run the System Test to check for problems.
  1. Press and hold the Power button until the computer turns off completely.
  2. Turn on the computer. Immediately press the Esc key repeatedly, about once every second, until the Startup Menu displays.
  3. Press the F2 key. The System Diagnostics screen displays.
  4. Click System Tests.
    The diagnostics test options vary depending on your notebook model. For example, some computers might have a Start-Up Testoption. Follow the on-screen prompts provided on your notebook.
    Figure : System Tests
    System Tests
    The System Tests page opens.
  5. Click on Extensive Test.
    Figure : Extensive Test
    Extensive Test
    The System Extensive Test window opens.
  6. Click Run Once. The test could take several hours, depending on the configuration of your system.

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