Dell Server System BIOS, A06
900 MHz B0 Stepping BIOS for PE8450.
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900 MHz B0 Stepping BIOS for PE8450.
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|Systems PowerEdge 8450||Operating Systems BIOS|
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BIOS Release A06 contains B0 microcode to support 900MHz processors on PE8450.
This utility must be executed in a system without memory managers installed. If EMM386, QEMM, 386MAX, or Windows is active, then the FLASH update is not safe. Remove any memory manager or exit Windows before executing the FLASH Memory Update Utility. I. BIOS Update --------------- To update the BIOS, do the following: 1. Note the settings of the SETUP parameters. Enter SETUP by hitting the F2 key during boot up. Write down the settings for each of parameters. At the end of the BIOS update process you should set the parameters to default values by hitting the F9 key, and then re-enter these values you have written down. 2. Insert the BIOS Update Diskette into drive A:. 3. Reset the system. 4. System boots the BIOS Update Diskette. 5. Choose option 1 to update the BIOS. 6. System will automatically reboot once the BIOS update is completed. Please remove the floppy diskette from drive A:. 7. Check to make sure the BIOS version is the new version as the system reboots. 8. Enter Setup by pressing the F2 key during boot up. Once in Setup, press the F9 to set the parameters back to default values. Re-enter the values you wrote down at the beginning of this process. If you do not set the CMOS values back to defaults using the F9 key, the system may function erratically. II. BIOS Recovery ------------------ To recover the BIOS from a corrupted Flash or bad BIOS update, do the following: 1. Turn system power off. 2. Move the BIOS recovery Switch number 2 to the recovery (ON) position. 3. Insert the BIOS recovery diskette containing the latest BIOS files including user binary file. 4. Turn system power on. 5. At this point, the system boots from the DOS-bootable recovery diskette without video display. BIOS emit one beep when it passes control to DOS. DOS then execute a AUTOEXEC.BAT that contains IFLASH.EXE. It emits one high pitched beep to indicate the beginning of the flash operation. After it recovers system BIOS, it emits two high pitched beeps. Then it recovers user binary code. It emits two high pitched beeps to indicate the recovery completed successfully. If the recovery fails, it emits a continuous series of beeps. The entire process takes between three to five minutes. 6. Turn system power off. 7. Remove the recovery diskette. 8. Restore the switch to the original position. 9. Turn system power on for normal operation. Note: you may encounter a CMOS Checksum error or other problem after reboot. Try shutting down the system and booting up again. CMOS checksum errors require that you enter Setup, check your settings, save your settings, and exit Setup.
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