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Dell Precision System BIOS, A02
Precision Workstation 350 A02 System BIOS
Release Date 1/13/2004
Importance: Optional
Version: A02

The following formats are available for the file you have selected

File Format: Floppy Download File Download File
File Name:

BR71427.exe

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: 493KB

File Format: Hard-Drive Download File Download File
File Name:

R71427.exe

Description: This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 2MB

File Format: Non-Packaged Download File Download File
File Name:

WS350A02.EXE

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: 308KB

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Description

Precision Workstation 350 A02 System BIOS

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
Precision 350
Operating Systems
BIOS

Applies to

  • Precision System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

The following changes have been made to BIOS A01 to A02: 1. Decreased S3 standby resume time. 2. Corrected issue where Dell Diagnostics would fail the L2 cache test. 3. Optimized UDMA 48-bit LBA code to work with hard disk drivers greater than 137GB in size. 4. Fixed ATI 9000 Pro video adapter windows driver installation failure. 5. Added support for AGP video adapters with an integrated bridge. 6. Added support for latest Northwood P4 processors.

Installation 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 WS350A02.EXE 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 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. Insert a blank, bootable, formatted 3.5-inch floppy disk.
  6. Right-click the downloaded file, point to Send Tothen click to select 3 1/2 Floppy (a), and skip to the section Flashing the BIOS
    below.

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Flashing the BIOS

NOTICE:
Changing the system BIOS may result in unintended side affects, such as incompatibility of the new BIOS with installed hardware. If problems arise after a BIOS change, it may be necessary to return the system to the original version of the BIOS.
  1. If you are flashing the BIOS on a portable computer, be sure that the AC adapter is plugged in and the computer is not operating on battery power.
  2. Ensure that the Flash BIOS disk is inserted into the floppy disk drive.
  3. Click the Start button, click Shut Down, click Restart, then click OK.

  4. The computer will restart and boot to the floppy disk.
NOTE:
If the flash BIOS

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