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You can make your own replacement for the ANALYS USB stick that was formerly shipped with the HART Test System. The directions in this article have guided others to the successful reproduction of the tool. The ANALYS tool usage with the HART Test System has been replaced with HSniffer. ANALYS is no longer needed for HART device testing.

 


The Operating System on the drive is FreeDOS (specifically http://www.freedos.org/freedos/files/) You will need an ISO to create the bootable USB drive. Questions regarding FreeDOS should be directed to the FreeDOS community

 


To make the drive bootable, we use the HP Drive Key Boot Utility format tool. As an alternative, you could use the Microsoft DiskPart command line tool shipped with Windows Server and other Windows products Microsoft site article on Disk Part

 

Steps to build a bootable USB

1.  Download FreeDOS ISO (www.fdos.org specifically http://www.freedos.org/freedos/files/

 

2. Format your USB drive to be sure it is clean and uncorrupted. Start the file HP Drive Key Boot Utility or other tool. This tool can format your USB drive and install bootable files to your USB drive. 

 

2a.   Plug in your USB to your computer. 

 

2b.   In “Device”, choose your USB drive. 

 

2c.   For example, to create the bootable USB for the FreeDos system. Click “Create DOS start up disk”. Choose “DOS system\FDOS”. The selection means this disk will have function to boot with FreeDOS. (It is also ok to choose Win98 or XDos) Note that “DOS system\FDOS” is the directory that Free Dos puts the bootable OS in when you unpack the FreeDOS download. 

 

2d.   Click “Start” to format your USB drive and install boot file. After you finish this step, your USB drive is formatted and has function to boot. 


After you create your own bootable USB stick, copy the ANALYS contents to the bootable USB. The ANALYS tool is available to FieldComm Group members upon request.


3. Download the ANALYS tool zip file from the FieldComm Group. The zipfile contains the ANALYS, Autoexec.bat.

4. Copy the FCG folder from the zip file to the root of the USB. This folder contains the ANALYS tool.

5. Copy the “Autoexec.bat” and “Autoexec.txt” to the root of the USB stick. These files launch the menu to run ANALYS.

6. The new bootable stick should be ready to use.

 

To use

1.    Insert the USB drive into a PC. Start power. 

2.    Click “del”, “F2”, or appropriate key sequence immediately when system turns on. Enter the BIOS setting program. 

3.    Change the boot sequence to put the USB Drive as 1st priority. If multiple USB options are present, choose USB HDD.

For example: “Boot” -> “Boot Device Priority” -> 1st Boot Device -> Choose USB drive.

4.     Click “F10” or appropriate key sequence to save and exit. 

5.    System will reboot, and  the PC will boot from your USB drive which contains FreeDOS.

 

The FreeDOS operating system will boot an use the Autoexec to run the menu providing options to run the ANALYS tool. Otherwise, you can simply navigate to the ANALYS folder and run the executable directly.