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June 22nd, 2006, 10:19 AM
I have a Portable II, and just replaced the battery. Now I am getting an error that it needs the diagnostic disk. I tried making my own with the image online, but it won't work. Anyone have an extra I can use?

June 22nd, 2006, 03:48 PM
try any diagnostic disk, see if that works. It may be a sign yer battry is dying.

July 21st, 2006, 09:04 AM
Same here with the diagnostics disk. Just acquired a "motherboard version 2" of the 286 Portable II. Both 360 floppy and hard drive not working. Prompts to run setup using external 5.25 floppy, but everything else seems to work. Made diagnostics disk from this site's source file, sp0316.zip, but the screen goes dark when executed. Don't have much time to troubleshoot at present, but wanted to post a manual link @
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=179111&taskId=101&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=96335. Manual has good Portable II system information, but refers to an additional "Support Software Maintenance and Service Guide" for Setup and Diagnostic issues. Anyone know of a location where this pub might be obtained?