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Dell Latitude C800 System BIOS, A23
Dell Latitude C800 A23 System BIOS
Release Date 1/22/2004
Importance: Recommended
Version: A23

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Dell Latitude C800 A23 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).


Latitude C800
Operating Systems

Applies to

  • Latitude C800 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

BIOS Release Notes Systems: Dell Latitude C800 (Memory location F000:E845) Version: A23 (Memory location F000:E842) Build Date: 01/21/04 (Memory location FFFF:0005) ********************************************************************* ** IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THIS RELEASE ** 1. Windows 2000 users with systems equipped with ATI video controllers must also download and install the A10 video driver (R54215.EXE) when upgrading to this BIOS. Failure to do so may prevent the LCD panel from to turning on when opening the lid after suspending the system by closing the lid. 2. Windows ME users must also download and install the OS Update utility for Windows ME (OSUPA00.EXE) when upgrading to this BIOS version. Failure to do so may prevent the system or peripherals from functioning properly. ********************************************************************* The following updates were made to the A22 BIOS to create A23: Enhancements: 1. Optimized the thermal control algorithm. The BIOS release has been validated on the following operating systems: 1. Microsoft Windows 2000 ACPI 2. Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP5 3. Microsoft Windows XP =================================================================== ===================================================================

Installation instructions


Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for C800-A23.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 C800_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. Bios_Win_exe the hard drive format Installation Instructions

The file C800_A23.TXT is using the Hard Drive format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environments.

  1. Click Download now.
    The File Download window appears.

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

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

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

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

  6. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled C800_A23.TXT.
    The Dell Bios Txt window appears

Custom Instructions for A23-C800.exe: Floppyless Installation (via WinZip) for A23-C800.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 A23- C800.exe. 2. The Self-Extractin


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