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Dell Latitude C600 System BIOS, A23
A23 System BIOS for Latitude C600 and Latitude C500
Release Date 7/17/2003
Importance: Optional
Version: A23

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A23 System BIOS for Latitude C600 and Latitude C500

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.


Latitude C500
Latitude C600
Operating Systems

Applies to

  • Latitude C600 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

BIOS Release Notes Systems: Dell Latitude C500 (Memory location F000:E845) Dell Latitude C600 Version: A23 (Memory location F000:E842) Build Date: 07/08/03 (Memory location FFFF:0005) The following updates were made to the A22 BIOS to create A23: Enhancements: 1. Added 'Configure Passwords' field to the System Security page in System Setup. This feature allows the system administrator password to be used to prevent users from installing system or hard disk drive passwords. The BIOS release has been validated on the following operating systems: 1. Microsoft Windows 2000 ACPI 2. Microsoft Windows XP

Installation instructions


Custom Instructions for C600_A23.exe: Important Information: The Non-packaged format is intended for advanced users that only require the executable and do not require a bootable self-extracting disk be created for them. All other users should download the Floppy format, which creates a bootable self-extracting disk. Instructions: This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable diskette. With the diskette in the floppy drive, reboot the system and run the program. Custom Instructions for C600_A23.TXT: This is a standard text file containing the fixes and features included in this BIOS release. Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for C600A23.exe Download 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. Hard Drive Floppy Disk Creation 1. Get 1 blank, formatted floppy disks. 2. Double-click the new icon (it looks like a floppy diskette) on the desktop. The Self-Extractor window appears. 3. Click Setup. An black MS-DOS window appears with a message indicating that you need 1 floppy diskettes. 4. Press the [ENTER] key. A message appears prompting you to insert a blank floppy diskette. 5. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive. 6. Press the [ENTER] key. A message appears indicating that all data on the disk will be erased. 7. Press the [y] key and then press the [ENTER] key. The files are copied to the floppy diskette. If the procedure requires more than one diskette, repeat steps 5 – 7 until you reach the end of the diskette set. 8. After all the files have been copied to the last floppy disk, press the [ENTER] key and the MS-DOS window closes. Install 1. Insert the first (or the only) disk of the set into the Floppy drive. 2. Click Start, click Shutdown, click Restart, and then click OK. Windows XP Users need only click restart. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Custom Instructions for C600A23_.exe: Floppyless Installation (via WinZip) for A23C600_.exe Download 1. Click the location, e.g. Americas, from which you want to download the file. 2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click Yes, I Accept this Agreement. 3. When the File Download window appears, click Save this program to disk and click OK. The Save In window appears. 4. From the Save In drop-down menu, click to select Desktop and then click Save. The file will download to your desktop. 5. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close. A new icon appears on your desktop. Install 1. Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled A22- C800.exe. 2. The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to c:\dell\drivers\r57206. If you did not print these instructions, write down this path. 3. Click Continue. 4. Click OK. 5. A window appears indicating all files were successfully unzipped. Click OK. 6. The Setup program will start automatically. Select your language and click OK. 7. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.


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