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Intel NUC diagnostic bootable testing

Ernesto1
Beginner
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Hi,

Does anyone know if there is a diagnostic type of bootable testing for Intel NUC's? The NUC's do not have an OS loaded on to them so we are looking for a program we can run of a USB stick at start up. Something that can check the USB ports, DIMM slots and whatnot of the unit. Just to make sure everything is working correctly. Does anyone know of any program like this?

Thanks

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Hans_Bausewein
New Contributor I
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Here's a nice overview: The best live USB backups to troubleshoot your PC 

The Linux distributions usually offer a live 'cd', an image that can be copied to a USB stick to boot from.

For some you may need to turn off SecureBoot in the NUC firmware (BIOS).

On a Linux shell (usually bash) you can type commands like:

  • dmidecode
  • hwinfo
dmidecode -t
dmidecode: option requires an argument -- 't'
Type number or keyword expected
Valid type keywords are:
bios
system
baseboard
chassis
processor
memory
cache
connector
slot

add " --help " for usage info.


Hans

Ernesto1
Beginner
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Hi Hans,

 

Thank you for this information. We were looking for more of a software option. For example like

Pc-Check - https://www.eurosoft-uk.com/products/pc-check/


This works well on motherboards that are a little older but we want to know if there is something like this that we can put on a USB stick and run at boot up on the Intel NUC systems.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Have you checked the Passmark and FinalWire (AIDA64) product lines?

...S

Ernesto1
Beginner
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Thank you for this Scott. Looks like Passmark might be just what we are looking for. We will give that a shot, as it looks like we can use it at boot without having to install an OS.

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