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Dell Latitude C800 System BIOS, A12
Latitude C800 FlashBIOS Version A12
Release Date 7/6/2001
Importance: Optional
Version: A12

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File Format: Floppy 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, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 517KB

File Format: Non-Packaged Download File Download File
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Description: This file format consists of a BIOS-executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable USB flash drive, then boot the system to the USB flash drive and run the program.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 337KB

File Format: Plain-Text Download File Download File
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Description: This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 14KB

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Latitude C800 FlashBIOS Version A12

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.

Important Information

Windows ME users must also download and install the OS Update utility for Windows ME (OSUPA00.EXE) before upgrading to this BIOS version. Failure to do so may prevent the system or peripherals from functioning properly.


Latitude C800
Operating Systems

Applies to

  • Latitude C800 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

The following updates were made to the A11 BIOS to create the A12 BIOS: Issues Fixed: 1. Fixed issue in which the system would fail to resume after a warm dock or undock event when using the Windows Millennium OS.

Installation instructions

This is a self-extracting file that contains the A12 System BIOS for the Latitude C800 notebook. After downloading, run the C800-A12.EXE file from within Windows ONLY, and it will create the bootable BIOS disk. Reboot the system with this disk in the A: drive to flash the system BIOS.            


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