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Dell OptiPlex System BIOS, A13

To make this system Year 2000 Compatible, a software patch is required. Go to the File Library home page and search for "FIX2000.exe". Load program.

The following changes were made to the A12 BIOS to generate the A13 BIOS:

(Changes 1-3 apply to the SYSTEM BIOS)
1. Modified processor display speed stuff to correctly detect a P24T (Pentium OverDrive) processor, and build correct display strings for that processor and speed.
2. Modified get_floppy_media to correctly determine validity of data returned from 312/322's tape drive register for media sense bits (312 returns all 1's as it does not have media sense). Then added code algorithm to translate returned bits (on 322) to media type.
3. Changed code in ATPOST to correctly detect and signal an error when an XT-type keyboard is attached.
4. Corrected a PS/2 mouse problem when DISKETTE DRIVE was set to "Not Installed" in ROM based Setup.
5. Added support for INT 10h, function 12h, sub-function F1h, Set/Get Fequency Type function.
6. Fixed a problem where Windows would not run at 1280x1024x256 mode. Related PTR: USA-721, USA-638
(Change 7 applies to the embedded diagnostics)
7. Added support for P24T Pentium OverDrive Processor.

Version

  • Version A13, A13

Compatibility

Operating Systems
  • BIOS

Applies to

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Date

Release date
15 Aug 2000
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:Hard-Drive
File Name:4xxLVA13.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 223KB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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