First of all, you're very much welcomed for any help we here at BC offer you, it is what we all love doing!
Now on to your request for further assistance.
I am not sure what type of media you are saving the disk diagnostic software to, it can be on both a floppy diskette or a bootable cdrom.
If you saved it to a floppy disk, just put it in drive A: (the floopy drive and reboot, it will run automatically)
When done, please remove the floppy disk from drive or it will boot from it again, bypassing the hard drive.Below is instructions for if you used a CDROM disk only
It involves entering the BOIS setup utility and looking for the menu called BOOT
or BOOT MENU
You have to re-arrange the boot order, so the first chosen bootable drive that your media is on is chosen. For example, if you saved to a floppy diskette, you'd want drive A: or the floppy drive in position #1. (The first on the list, Look at the bottom of the screen for the sequence or for ideas on how to do this change)
The same goes if you saved it to a cdrom disk, preferably a cd-r disk, you'd want that CD drive to be the first one listed in the boot order.
Make sure you save this change by hitting the F10
key on the keyboard, this selects Save changes and exit?
Of course you answer by typing Y
Once this is done, the computer should reboot and boot off the cdrom before heading to the hard drive, it will confirm by briefly asking you in white text on a black screen if you want to boot from the cdrom? hit ENTER
and the hard disk diagnostic software should jump to the screen.
Let it run and do its thing, interact with it where it applies. It might reboot the system once it is done.
To avoid future confusion, you may want to return to your BIOS utility to change the BOOT order back to how it was before you changed it, or it will end up booting off of the cdrom again causing confusion.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 16 May 2010 - 05:56 AM.