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Dell Latitude D810 System BIOS, A03

Dell Latitude D810 A03 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

Copyright (C) 2005, All Rights reserved.

BIOS Release Notes

Systems: Dell Latitude D810 Series
Version: A03
Build Date: 07/04/2005

Issues Fixed:

1. Fixed HLDS Slim Combo no detect(From S3) issue.
2. Fixed the issue that AC adapter can not be detected intermittently.
3. Fixed the bug where the BIOS POST progress bar would not go all the way to the 100% position.


1. Update the ATI M22 VBIOS to 8.17M.192.059 to optimize Samsung F Prime memory timing setting.
2. Change "ATI M24" string to official name "ATI MOBILITY Radeon X600" in BIOS Setup.
3. Update BCM57xx PXE ROM version to 8.1.4. Changed the PXE boot rom to support RPL
4. Allow a Setup option to choose between hot and warm undocking (default is hot undock).
5. Added support (in Setup) for MPCI Wireless cards.
6. Added support for INT 13 DMA transfers (under DOS) when operating in protected mode. This is specifically meant to address a performance issue seen by some customers who are running Ghost under DOS in protected mode.



Version A03, A03



Release date

27 Jul 2005

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:A03_D810.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 600 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.
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Installation instructions
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 A03_D810.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 A03_D810.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 A03_D810.exe to a bootable floppy.

  2. Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.

  3. Run the file by typing Y:\A03_D810.exe (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).

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