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Dell Precision M50 System BIOS, A12
Precision M50 FlashBIOS Version A12
Release Date: 5/22/2003
Importance: Optional
Version: A12

The following formats are available for the file you have selected

File Format: Floppy Download File Download File
File Name:

M50-A12.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: 985KB

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

A12-M50.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:

M50_A12.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: 380KB

File Format: Plain-Text Download File Download File
File Name:

M50_A12.TXT

Description: This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 13KB

Previous Versions

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Description

Precision M50 FlashBIOS Version A12

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 M50
Operating Systems
BIOS

Applies to

  • Precision M50 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

The following updates were made to the A11 BIOS to create the A12 BIOS: Issues Fixed: 1. Fixed issue where the system may fail to boot to CD if the primary hard disk drive is not installed. 2. Fixed issue where the ACPI battery gauge may not always report the correct percent capacity. Enhancements: 1. Added 'Configure Passwords' field to the System Security page in System Setup. This feature allows the system administrator password to be used to prevent users from installing system or hard disk drive passwords. 2. Added support for newer revisions of the Pentium 4 processor.

Installation instructions

            

Custom Instructions for M50_A12.TXT: This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor. Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for M50-A12.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 M50_A12.exe: 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. Custom Instructions for A12-M50.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 A12_M50.exe. 2. The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to c:\dell\drivers\r61089. If you did not print these instructions, write down this path. 3. Click Continue. 4. Click OK. 5. A window appears indicating all files were successfully unzipped. Click OK. 6. The Setup program will start automatically. Select your language and click OK. 7. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

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