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Dell Dimension System BIOS, A03

Dell Dimension 5100 A03 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Improve keyboard parser buffer operation.
2. Allow USB Controller to be disabled.
3. Improve support for bootable optical drives.
4. Add new Service Tag editing feature.
5. Add support for VIIV logos.
6. Add PCI and Sigmatel support for for Vista.
7. Update the Copyright to 2006.
8. Add support for newer processors.
9. Improve S3 operation.
10.Improve PME functionality.
11.Correct size reporting in setup.
12.Improve PCIE detection algorithm.
13.Correct USB detach performance.
14.Improve stability when no boot device is present.

Version

Version A03, A03

Category

BIOS

Release date

11 Aug 2006

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:D5100A03.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 471 KB
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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
9c737c87bc6c0ced2a0dda70380a66f6
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

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

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 D5100A03.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 D5100A03.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 D5100A03.EXE to a bootable floppy.


  2. Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.


  3. Run the file by typing Y:\D5100A03.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).










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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.

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