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Dell Dimension System BIOS, A03

Dimension 5100C A03 Flash BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

The following changes have been made to BIOS rev A01 to create A03:

1. Add support for newer processors
2. Provide proper messaging when unsupported memory configurations are used
3. Add support for flashing from read only drives
4. Removed dialog pop-ups from flash program when -NoPause option is used
5. Add PCI BUS resource reservations for USB 2.0 and ACPI
6. Add os install robustness for native and combo modes

Version

Version A03, A03

Release date

07 Dec 2005

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:D510CA03.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 460KB
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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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

BIOS

Applies to

Dimension System BIOS

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 D510CA03.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 D510CA03.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 D510CA03.EXE to a bootable floppy.


  2. Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.


  3. Run the file by typing Y:\D510CA03.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).







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