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Dell Vostro 1200 System BIOS, A09
Vostro 1200 System BIOS
Release Date 18/03/2009
Importance: Recommended
Version: A09

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File Format: Hard-Drive Download File Download File
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Description: This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 2MB

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Vostro 1200 System BIOS

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).


Vostro 1200
Operating Systems

Applies to

  • Vostro 1200 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

Dell Inc. Copyright (C) 2009, All Rights reserved. Systems: Dell Vostro 1200 Version: A09 Build Date: 03/13/2009 ================================================= 1.According to ¡°Simple Boot Flag¡± SPEC, optimize the boot logic.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for R214259.EXE: 

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for R214259.EXE


1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP 
users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK.  The Save In: 
window appears. 
3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to 
select Desktop and click Save.  The file will download to your desktop.
4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close.  The file 
icon appears on your desktop.


1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R214259.EXE.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or 
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R214259. Write down this path so the executable (I.e. 
Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
4.Click OK.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor 
window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R214259 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)

NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS USB key. 
1. Copy the file FLASH.BAT, FLASHIT.EXE, V1200A08.FD from C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R214259\DOS to a bootable USB key
2. Boot from the USB key to the DOS prompt.
3. Run the file by typing Y:\FLASH.BAT (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).            


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