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Driver Details

Dell Server System BIOS, A01

PowerEdge SC420, BIOS, A01

Version

  • Version A01, A01

Compatibility

Compatible Systems
Supported Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

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Date

Release date
22 Jul 2005
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

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.

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:SC420A01.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 585KB
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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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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Fixes & Enhancements

The following changes have been made to the A00 to create the A01:

1. Corrected SMBIOS reporting of high speed CPUs
2. Improved boot list management
3. Improved setup handling of 'ESC' key
4. Added a warning when changing the SATA controller mode
5. Corrected password entry on international keyboards
6. Corrected SMBIOS reporting of PCI-Express slots
7. Added support for newer CPUs
8. Improved USB hotplug detection
9. Clarified diskette drive failure message
10. Improved remote wake support
11. Added support for USB remote control devices that respond as keyboards
12. Improved PCI address space allocation
13. Added failure handling if installed video card incompatible with setup
14. Improved support for PCMCIA devices
15. Fixed a problem with very small hard drives (under 528MB) not working
16. Improved detection of PATA optical devices
17. Improved BIOS flash update support
18. Corrected parity errors in the simple boot flag byte

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for SC420A01.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 BIOS flash utility has completed you will be prompted to restart your computer. Click Yes..

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 your computer. Click Yes.
4. BIOS flash Compete.

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