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Dell Dimension System BIOS, A02

The following changes were made from A01 to create A02:
1. Fixed POST logo and text on certain flat panel monitors.
2. Cleaned up support for ARMD-FDD devices.
3. Changed default value for Primary Video Adapter to be "PCI".
4. Increased the length of the Service Tag string in the SETUP to 7 characters.
5. Fixed installation of Novell Netware and Redhat Linux.
6. Fixed a problem where you could not enter setup using a USB keyboard if quick boot was set to enabled.
7. Fixed problem where occasionally, keyboard or mouse will not wake up the system from Suspend.
8. Update memory detection code to GMCH BIOS Spec Update 1.0.
9. Fixed problem where Windows NT will hang during installation when APM is set to disabled in BIOS Setup.
10. Added support for processor frequencies through 933MHz.

Fixes & Enhancements


Version A02, A02



Release date

15 Aug 2000

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:DIML_A02.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 583 KB
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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Dimension System BIOS
Important Information
Download file, select "Run from location", this will start the diskette creation program. Have a blank 1.44 floppy diskette ready. After the disk has been created, reboot the system with this disk in the A: drive and it will flash the bios. Follow the directions on the screen.
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