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Dell OptiPlex System BIOS, A10

Optiplex GXa A10 FlashBIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

The following changes were made to the A09 BIOS to create A10:

1. Fixed issue with European USR Winmodem and memory allocation.

2. Updated the copyright to 2000.

3. Fixed a Teac CD power on issue.

4. Got rid of code that forces 1.44 mode when more than 15 sectors.
MFG does not need this anymore. 5.25 is obsolete.

5. Added the service tag to TYPE 1 for SMBIOS calls.

6. Added WuOL support for NIC and USB.

7. Changed OEMx to DELL, Updated the Sleep State Packages from 2 bytes to 4,

8. Changed ACPI OEMID string to new cross LOB standard of all Caps "DELL"

9. Updated code to handle date defaulting to year 2000 in system setup.

Version

Version A10, A10

Release date

26 Mar 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BGxa_a10.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 341KB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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MD5:
cb65e1e156b4d4eb179b3e37e02fe66d
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:Gxa_a10.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 194KB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS-executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable USB flash drive, then boot the system to the USB flash drive and run the program.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

BIOS

Applies to

OPTIPLEX 330 SYSTEM BIOS
OptiPlex System BIOS

Installation instructions

Floppy
Creating the disk:
NOTE: This procedure requires one blank, formatted 3.5-inch floppy disk;
label the disk BIOS.

1. When the File Download window appears, click “Save this program to
disk”.
2. Choose “Desktop” as the location.
3. Click “Ok”.
4. After the file has finished copying files, click “Close”.
5. Press the “Windows” + “M” keys at the same time to minimize all
the open windows.
6. Find the downloaded file on your Desktop, if it looks like a
floppy disk, double-click it and skip to Step 7.

NOTE: If the Security Warning window appears, click “Yes”.


7. Click “Setup”.
A DOS Window appears.
8. Press the “Enter” key.
9. Insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive and press
the “Enter” key.
10. Press the “Y” key to begin copying files.
An End of the disk set prompt appears.
11. Press the “Enter” key.
12. Click the “Start” button, click “Run”, and then type a: in the
Open box. Click “OK’.
The list of files on the floppy disk appears.
13. If there is a readme file in the list, double-click it for
additional instructions.
14. Close all open windows and leave the disk in the floppy drive.
Skip to the section Flashing the BIOS below

NOTE: If you are creating this disk on another computer, remove the disk.
Then insert it into the system that needs the BIOS flashed, and resume the
procedure.

Non-Packaged
Creating the disk:
NOTE: This procedure requires one blank bootable, formatted 3.5-inch
floppy disk; label the disk BIOS.

1. When the File Download window appears, click “Save this program to
disk”.
2. Choose “Desktop” as the location.
3. Click “Ok”.
4. After the file has finished copying files, click “Close”.
5. Press the “Windows” + “M” keys at the same time to minimize all
the open windows.
6. Insert the blank bootable formatted 3.5-inch floppy disk.
7. Right-click the copy of the file, point to “Send To”, click “3 1/2
Floppy (a)”, and then skip to the section Flashing the BIOS below.

Flashing the BIOS:
NOTICE: Changing the system BIOS may result in unintended side affects,
such as incompatibility of the new BIOS with installed hardware. If
problems arise after a BIOS change, it may be necessary to return the
system to the original version of the BIOS.
1. If you are flashing the BIOS on a portable computer, be sure that
the AC adapter is plugged in and the computer is not operating on battery
power.
2. Ensure that the Flash BIOS disk is inserted into the floppy disk
drive.
3. Click the “Start” button, click “Shut Down”, click “Restart”, and
then click “Ok”.
The computer should restart and boot to the floppy disk.

NOTE: If the flash BIOS program does not start, and you see only an A:\
prompt, refer to the instructions from the Dell File Library page for the
BIOS update or to the Readme.txt instructions. Generally, you will type
the name of the executable flash BIOS file such as BGX1_A10.exe for BIOS
version A10 on the OptiPlex™ series system.

A Press any key to continue prompt appears.
4. Press the “Enter” key.
A Press Y to replace old BIOS with new BIOS prompt appears.
5. Press the “Y” key.

NOTICE: Do not interrupt the system during this process. Please refrain
from pressing any keys on the keyboard, moving the mouse, or interrupting
power to the system. Failure to do so could result in damage to the system
BIOS.

When the computer has finished updating the BIOS, a Flash program
successful. Press any key to reboot prompt appears.
6. Remove the floppy disk and press the “Enter” key.
7. The computer will now restart with the new revision of the BIOS
installed.
The boot screen will indicate the BIOS version.

If you encounter device or resource errors after flashing the system BIOS,
enter the System Setup, clear the NVRAM and restore t

Important Information

The Non-packaged format is intended for advanced users that only require the executable and do not require a bootable self-extracting disk to be created for them. All other users should download the Floppy format, which creates a bootable self-extracting disk.

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