Driver Details

Dell ControlVault, v.1.2.00208.033, A08

6.100.153 Production USH Firmware CID7

Fixes & Enhancements

- Functionality fixes / workaround for various Smart Cards
- Fix for firmware lock when removing a Smart Card after being asked for a PIN
- Fix for DOS upgrade error for systems with Upek sensor
- Enumeration changes to disallow USB transactions until fully enumerated by the host


Version 1.2.00208.033, A08



Release date

02 Apr 2009

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Dell_ControlVault_A08_R214858.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5 MB
Format Description:This 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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Supported Operating Systems
Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP, 64-bit
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for Dell_ControlVault_A08_R214858.exe:

Run this firmware update from a MS-DOS bootable disk (USB Memory Key, etc), or from within Windows.

Please note: The BCM5880 firmware update process contains 2 protection mechanisms to prevent unauthorized updates.

Protection Mechanism 1: TPM Deactivation.

If the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) on the target computer has ever been activated in the past, in order to update the BCM5880 firmware, the TPM must be set to ON and DEACTIVE in the BIOS SETUP program before the firmware update will run. If the TPM on the target platform has never been activated previously, then this step is NOT necessary.

Protection Mechanism 2: Anti-Hammering.

The BCM5880 is equipped with Anti-Hammering protection that detects large numbers of read/write requests in a short period of time. This mechanism protects against malicious software that attempts to gain access to stored credentials by using multiple retry methods such as dictionary or brute force attacks. If a large number of read/write attempts are detected, the BCM5880 will temporarily shut down to prevent unauthorized access, and a reboot is required. In some instances, starting a firmware update may trigger the Anti-Hammering protection if the BCM5880 has just been recently used. In this case, the firmware update tool will prompt you to power off and then power the system back on, and then proceed with the firmware update.

1. Click Download Now, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save this program to disk (Windows XP users, click Save) and click OK. The Save In: window appears.
3. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file name icon appears on your desktop.

6. Double-click the new icon on the desktop that you just downloaded. The Self-Extractor window appears.
7. Click OK or Continue. The Self-Extracting Driver Installation window appears and prompts to extract files to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\Rxxxxxx.
8. Leave all of the default settings and click Unzip or OK. If the directory doesn''''t exist, you''''''''ll be prompted to create one. Click Yes. A Self Extractor window appears and indicates C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R209639 files were extracted.
9. Click OK and follow the on-screen installation instructions on the screen. A window will open displaying the new firmware folder (C:\DELL\DRIVERS\Rxxxxxx)

Installation/Update From MS-DOS.
The BCM5880 firmware must be updated from MS-DOS.

10. Create a bootable MS-DOS disk (floppy, USB Memory Key, etc)
11. Copy the files from the firmware directory in step 9 above (C:\DELL\DRIVERS\Rxxxxxx) into a folder on the MS-DOS boot disk. Make sure you keep the directory and folder structure intact during the copy operation.
12. Shut down your computer and boot to the bootable MS-DOS disk
13. Switch to the folder that was created in step 11.
14. Run UPDATE.BAT and follow any instructions you see on the screen.


Installation/Update From Windows XP.

10. Navigate to the \firmware subdirectory (C:\DELL\DRIVERS\Rxxxxxx\firmware)
11. Double click on ushupgrade.exe for a 32-bit operating system, or ushupgrade64.exe for a 64-bit operating system.
12. Follow the on-screen prompts.


Installation/Update From Vista.

10. Navigate to the \firmware subdirectory (C:\DELL\DRIVERS\Rxxxxxx\firmware)
11. R
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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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Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).