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Dell Server System BIOS, A08

PowerEdge 400SC, BIOS, A08

Fixes & Enhancements

The following changes have been made to the A07 to create the A08:

1. Added support for new Pentium 4 processors.
2. Fixed Quick Boot menu when no bootable drives are selected in SETUP.
3. Fix to the utility partition search code.
4. Improved keyboard test when booting from Hibernate.
5. Fixed possible hang after unplugging and re-plugging USB hubs.
6. Increased USB keyboard wait time to allow all USB devices being enumerated.
7. PXE Code Update.
8. Prevent false MCE errors from causing "bad CPU" error in POST.
9. Fix the Performance Processor detection/enabling.
10. Added error check for 1394 memory base programming.
13. Disable /Enable PCI transaction timeout timer for slow PCI cards.
14. Fixed potential Memory Size Change Error on startup.

Version

Version A08, A08

Release date

05 Oct 2004

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BR86310.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 589KB
Format DescriptionThis 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.
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File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:PE400A08.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 491KB
Format DescriptionThis 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.
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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R86310.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 479KB
Format DescriptionThis 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.
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MD5:
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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

BIOS

Applies to

Server System BIOS

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for PE400A08.EXE:

BIOS Soft Instructions:


Download:
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the file Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Flashing the BIOS:
1. Browse the location where you have downloaded the file and double click the new file to run the BIOS flash program.
2. The BIOS flash utility window appears, click continue.
3. When the BIOS flash utility has completed you will be prompted to restart you computer. Click Yes.
4. BIOS flash Compete.

Custom Instructions for BR86310.exe:

release Instructions:

Download:
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the file Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Disk Creation:
1. Browse the location where you downloaded the file and double click the new file to create the diskette set.
2. Insert a blank diskette then click Continue.
3. When prompted, repeat step 2 until you reach the end of the diskette set. Label each diskette with a disk number starting from 1.
4. After all the files have been copied to the last diskette, click Finish.

Installation:
1. Insert the first (or the only) disk of the set into the floppy drive.
2. Click Start, click Shutdown, click Restart, and the click OK.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Custom Instructions for R86310.EXE:

ZipPack Instructions:

For Advanced Users:

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package
2. Click Continue.
3. Specify the location to upzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
5. After a few seconds a dialog box will appear that says that all files were successfully unzipped. Click OK to exit from the installer.

Installation:
1. A window will open with all files extracted.
2. Double click on the PE400A08.EXE
3. A window will appear click continue.
4. When the BIOS Flash Utility completes click Yes or reboot to restart your computer.

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