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Dell OptiPlex System BIOS, A10
Optiplex GX100 A10 FlashBIOS
Release Date 9/5/2001
Importance: Optional
Version: A10

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Description

Optiplex GX100 A10 FlashBIOS

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
OptiPlex GX100
Operating Systems
BIOS

Applies to

  • Dell Device
  • OPTIPLEX 330 SYSTEM BIOS
  • OptiPlex System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

The following changes have been made to the A09 BIOS to create A10: 1. ESCD is cleared when asset tag PASS:xx/xx changes. 2. Added ability to turn the USB controller on and off in setup. 3. Updated selectable boot capability. When a device is removed its place in the boot list is saved in case it is ever readded. 4. Updated some CPU microcodes. 5. Added BBS calling interface to SMBIOS. 6. During NVRAM updates the reset and power buttons are now disabled. 7. Added support for 48-bit LBA disk drives. 8. System now beeps when CTRL-ALT-F10, or F12 is pressed 9. Fixed a few potential Plug & Play configuration errors. 10. Added a fix to allow certain cards (PERC/3) to work properly. 11. IRQ 12 is now reserved.

Installation instructions

            
Executable files that begin with B (i.e. BWS99988.exe) are ‘Packaged’ self-extracting archives that will create a bootable diskette when run under Windows. Before executing this file, please be sure that you have a blank diskette.


Usage:

-Download the file to your local hard drive.
-Run the file. (double-click on the file to extract the utility to the diskette.)
-Follow the onscreen instructions to create a FlashBIOS diskette.
-Shut down your computer and restart with the FlashBIOS diskette created above in diskette drive A:.
-Follow the onscreen instructions to upgrade your BIOS. 
-When your system restarts, remove the diskette.
-The FlashBIOS upgrade is complete. BIOS upgrade process. 


Executable files that do NOT begin with B (i.e. WS999A88.exe) are ‘non-packaged’ FlashBIOS programs that require being run under DOS.

Usage:

-Download the file to a bootable DOS-diskette.
-Shut down your computer and restart with the bootable DOS-diskette in diskette drive A:.
-Once the system has booted to that diskette, run the FLASHBIOS program (i.e. WS999A88), and follow the onscreen instructions to upgrade your BIOS.
-When your system restarts, remove the diskette.
-The FlashBIOS upgrade is complete. BIOS upgrade process.            
        

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