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Dell Inspiron 5150 Dell System BIOS, A38
Dell Inspiron 5150 Dell A38 System BIOS
Release Date 1/4/2005
Importance: Optional
Version: A38

The following formats are available for the file you have selected

File Format: Plain-Text Download File Download File
File Name:

I5150A38.TXT

Description: This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 13KB

File Format: Windows/DOS Download File Download File
File Name:

I5150A38.exe

Description: This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, Windows 9X, Windows ME or a MS DOS environment.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 639KB

Previous Versions

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Description

Dell Inspiron 5150 Dell A38 System BIOS

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Compatibility

Systems
Inspiron 5150
Operating Systems
BIOS

Applies to

  • Inspiron 5150 Dell System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

Dell Copyright (C) 2003, All Rights reserved. www.dell.com BIOS Release Notes =================================================================== =================================================================== Systems: Dell Inspiron 5150 Series Version: A38 Build Date: 12/10/2004 ATI Radeon 9000 Video BIOS version is 8.007.039.012 Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200 video BIOS version is 4.34.20.34.D2 Isues Fixed: 1. Update the micro-code of Mobile Intel Pentium 4. The BIOS release has been validated on the following operating systems: 1. Microsoft Windows XP =================================================================== =================== End of A38 Release Notes ===================== =================================================================== =================================================================== ===================================================================

Installation instructions

            




Bios_Win_exe  the hard drive format



Installation Instructions

The file I5150A38.TXT is using the Hard Drive format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environments.

  1. Click Download now.
    The Export Compliance Agreement appears.

  2. Click Yes, I accept this Agreement.
    The File Download window appears.

  3. Click the Save button.
    The Save As window appears.

  4. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

  5. Click the Save button.
    A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

  6. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

  7. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled I5150A38.TXT.
    The Dell Bios Txt window appears

Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format
  1. Download file to Desktop
  2. Use one of the methods below to flash the Bios.

Download file to Desktop
The file I5150A38.exe is using the Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.
  1. Click Download now.
    The Export Compliance Agreement appears.
  2. Read the Export Compliance Agreement.
  3. If you agree, click to select I agree..
    The File Download window appears.
  4. Click the Save button.
    The Save As window appears.
  5. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.
  6. Click the Save button.
    A progress meter moves as the download is completed.
  7. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.
NOTE: Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.
Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment
  1. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled I5150A38.exe.
    The Dell BIOS Flash window appears
  2. Click the Continue button.
    The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.
  3. Click the OK button.
    The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be completed.
Run the BIOS update utility from MS DOS environment (Non-Windows users)

NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS diskette. This executable file does not create the MS DOS system files.
  1. Copy the file I5150A38.exe to a bootable floppy.
  2. Boot from the floppy to the MS DOS prompt.
  3. Run the file by typing Y:\I5150A38.exe (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).

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