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Dell Latitude X200 System BIOS, A09
Dell X200 System BIOS v. A09
Release Date 7/21/2003
Importance: Optional
Version: A09

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Dell X200 System BIOS v. A09

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.


Inspiron X200
Latitude X200
Operating Systems

Applies to

  • Latitude X200 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

The following items were updated from A08 BIOS: 1. Addresses internal 3com network device issue during hand install of Windows 2000. 2. Addresses intermittent issue with Floppy BIOS flash flashing properly. 3. Addresses intermittent issue with delays during DELL Manufacturing Diagnostics BIOS flash.

Installation instructions


Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for A09_X200.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.
Important Information
  • The Floppy Format is recommended for most users. Floppy format creates a bootable self-extracting disk.
  • The Non-packaged Format is intended for advanced users that only require the bootable disk.
Installation Instructions Floppy Format Creating the disk:
This procedure requires one blank, formatted 3.5-inch floppy disk. Label the disk BIOS.
  1. Click Download now from the Download and install section, to begin.
    The File Download window appears.
  2. Click Save this program to disk.
  3. In the Save in: section, click the down arrow and click to select Desktop as the location then click Save.
  4. When the file download is complete, click Close button.
    Close all open windows.
  5. Double-click the down loaded file a09X200.hdr on your Desktop.
    If the Security Warning window appears, click Yes.
  6. Click the Setup button.
    A black MS-DOS window appears.
  7. Press the key.
  8. Insert a formatted floppy disk in the floppy disk drive and press the key.
  9. Press the key to begin copying files.
    The message End of the disk set appears.
  10. Press the key.
  11. Click the Start button,
  12. Click the Run button.
  13. Type a: in the Open box and click OK.
    A list of files on the floppy disk appears.
  14. Close all open windows and leave the disk in the floppy drive.
    Skip to the section Flashing the BIOS below.

If you are creating this disk on another computer, remove the disk. Then insert it into the system that needs the BIOS flashed, and resume the procedure.

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Non-Packaged Format

Creating the disk:
This procedure requires one blank, formatted 3.5-inch floppy disk. Label the


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