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Dell OptiPlex System BIOS, A09

The following problems in the A08 BIOS were corrected to generate the A09 BIOS:

1. Fixed problem with ISA PnP Adaptec SCSI card causing the system to hang.

2. Locked down "TIME" and "DATE" fields when setup password enabled.

3. Fixed problem with STB Trio64V+ intermittently causing the system to lock up.

4. Added updating the "DATE" fields continuously like the "TIME" fields for Year 2K.

5. Added NIC LSA ROM 0.99j.02 to fix DHCP handoff not finding boot server.

6. Cmos getting corrupted when SMBIOS disabled the NIC.

7. Reversed SMBIOS UUID bytes

8. Change DIMM error processing to preserve bits for later OS apps.

9. Fixed keyboard hang with scanner wand that attached to the PS/2 port.

10. Fix RTC wake up to wake up on our events, but give precedence to OS events.

11. Remove incorrectly setting of CMOS RSTFLG in RBU code.

12. Add ATI fix to get I/O base address through PCI, not scanning.

13. Add ATI fix for Vanguard SGRAM corrupting colors.

Version

  • Version A09, A09

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:GXa_A09.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 194KB
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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Important Information

Note: Some versions of Intellimouse and the Dell-branded mouse drivers are incompatible with Win98 when ACPI is enabled. Please check the version of mouse drivers if you wish to install this BIOS rev which includes ACPI.

Intellipoint mouse driver revs prior to 2.2A are incompatible with Win98 when ACPI is enabled. Drivers are available from Microsoft.

Dell-branded mouse drivers prior to revision 8.02A are incompatible with Win98 when ACPI is enabled. Drivers are available in the Dell Input Device Drivers library. For the Dell-branded mouse driver rev 8.02A, the filename is DD7758C.exe.

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