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Dell Inspiron 9100 System BIOS, A02

Inspiron 9100 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

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BIOS Release Notes
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Systems: Dell Inspiron 9100
Version: A02
Build Date: 04/19/04

The following updates were made to the A01 BIOS to create the A02 BIOS:

Issues Fixed:
1. Updated Broadcom 570x option ROM to version 7.0.3.
2. Updated Broadcom 4401 option ROM to version 2.0.4.
3. Cleared temporary battery failure status after good battery inserted.
4. Changed Input Current limit.
5. Fixed the issue that SD card USB dongle failed to boot.
6. Fixed the issue that QuickSet icons occasionally get out of
synchronization.
7. Fixed the issue that a USB storage device may not boot when multiple
USB storage devices are connected.
8. Updated Prescott D-0 step microcode update and Northwood Extreme
Edition M-0 step microcode update.
9. Fixed the issue that user is unable to use USB keyboard to enter
password after several S3 resumes.
10. Updated PSA to Build 3012.
11. Updated thermal table and action.
12. Fixed the issue in which batteries with 0xff in the MSB of the serial
number would not be seen by the OS or Setup.
13. Fixed the issue in which system can not boot to the device
selected right after changing boot sequence in POST.
14. Changed the fan failure handling to give failed fans another chance
during power up.
15. Fixed issue where system would no longer resume after re-suspend.
16. Fixed issue where system would hang for several seconds on the first
resume after a cold boot if the CP Bay did not contain an IDE/ATAPI
device.
17. Changed SMBIOS max processor speed to 3.4 GHz.

Enhancements:
1. Added support for DVD+/-RW drives in Setup display and in SMBIOS.
2. Added support for PSID_DISABLE.
3. Added support to allow BIOS Admin Password to unlock the primary
HDD User Password.
4. Added new thermal throttling scheme.

Version

Version A02, A02

Category

BIOS

Release date

03 May 2004

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BR76346.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 681 KB
Format 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
Not available
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:I9100A02.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 588 KB
Format Description:This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from any Windows or MS DOS environment.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
Not available
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Plain-Text
File Name:I9100A02.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3 KB
Format Description:This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
Not available
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
Not available

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions
A01,A01 19 Mar 20049:15:38 AM
Installation instructions






Bios_Win_exe the hard drive format



Installation Instructions


The file I9100A02.TXT is using the Hard Drive format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environments.




  1. Click Download now.
    The Export Compliance Agreement appears.


  2. Click Yes, I accept this Agreement.
    The File Download window appears.



  3. Click the Save button.
    The Save As window appears.


  4. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.


  5. Click the Save button.
    A progress meter moves as the download is completed.


  6. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.




  7. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled I9100A02.TXT.

    The Dell Bios Txt window appears








Download the File to your Desktop

This file BR76346.exe uses the Floppy Disk format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.



  1. Click Download now.


    The Export Compliance Agreement appears.


  2. Read the Export Compliance Agreement.



  3. If you agree, click to select I agree.


    The File Download window appears.


  4. Click the Save button.


    The Save As window appears.


  5. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.


  6. Click the Save button.


    A progress meter moves as the download is completed.



If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.













note NOTE: Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.



Run the BIOS Update Utility From Windows Environment



  1. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled BR76346.exe.


    The Dell Floppy BIOS Image creation window appears


  2. Click the Continue button.


    The Dell Floppy BIOS Image creation utility is copying a bootable image to your diskette.


  3. Click the Finish button.



  4. Shutdown your computer.


  5. Reboot your computer ensuring the newly created floppy disk is inserted in your floppy drive.


    Your computer will boot from the floppy diskette and flash the Systems BIOS.



After it has completed, remove the floppy diskette and restart your computer.






Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format


  1. Download file to Desktop


  2. Use one of the methods below to flash the Bios.






Download file to Desktop


The file I9100A02.EXE is using the Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.


  1. Click Download now.
    The Export Compliance Agreement appears.


  2. Read the Export Compliance Agreement.


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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).