Dell Insprion Desktop 546/546s system BIOS, A11

Inspiron 546/546s A11 BIOS Release

Fixes & Enhancements

Enhanced system support


Version A11, A11



Release date

11 Feb 2010

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:I546-A11.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
Format Description:This 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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Applies to
Insprion Desktop 546/546s system BIOS
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for I546-A11.EXE:

Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format

  1. Download file to Desktop

  2. Use one of the methods below to flash the Bios.

Download file to Desktop

The file I546-A11.EXE is using the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format and is designed to be


executed from Windows environment.

  1. Click Download now.
    The File Download window appears.

  2. Click the Save button.
    The Save As window appears.

  3. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

  4. Click the Save button.
    A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

  5. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress


    to close it upon completion.

NOTE: Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The


utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.

Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment

  1. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled I546-A11.EXE.
    The Dell BIOS Flash



  2. Click the Continue button.
    The message Pressing OK will close all applications,


    down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot.

  3. Click the OK button.
    The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be


Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)

NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS diskette. This executable file does not


the DOS system files.

  1. Copy the file I546-A11.EXE to a bootable floppy.

  2. Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.

  3. Run the file by typing Y:\I546-A11.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the

    executable is



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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.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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).