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Dell Server System BIOS, A04

Dell PowerEdge SC430 A04 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Add support for newer processor steppings.
2. Improve drive password functionality.
3. Improve PME functionality for PCIE network controllers.
4. Improve USB keyboard detach functionality.
5. Improve non fatal and uncorrectable PCIE error reporting.
6. Improve CMOS checksum routines.
7. Fix system instability when no boot device is present.

Version

Version A04, A04

Release date

20 Nov 2006

Last Updated

21 Mar 2014

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:SC430A04.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 498KB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, Windows 9X, Windows ME or a MS DOS environment.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
1da491a1312cfc36e00ce3fdaf9e9521
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:SC430A04.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
f247e2bb922b880c20e6b241c391873d
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

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

Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

Installation instructions

Installation Instructions for Linux

  1. If not already logged in as root, change user ID to root.


  2. At the shell, switch to run level 1 by executing "init 1".


  3. Make the update program executable by executing "chmod u+x update_program_name".


  4. Run the update by executing "./update_program_name" from the shell.


  5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


  6. For help, type "./update_program_name --help" at the shell prompt.





Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format


  1. Download file to Desktop


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






Download file to Desktop


The file SC430A04.EXE is using the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.


  1. Click Download now.
    The File Download window appears.


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


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


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


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


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 SC430A04.EXE.
    The Dell BIOS Flash window appears


  2. Click the Continue button.
    The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.


  3. Click the OK button.
    The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be completed.



Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)


NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS diskette. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.

  1. Copy the file SC430A04.EXE to a bootable floppy.


  2. Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.


  3. Run the file by typing Y:\SC430A04.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).









Instructions for SC430A04.TXT:

1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

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

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

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

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
The Dell Bios Release Notes window appears.

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