Driver Details

Dell Server System BIOS, v.P17, A09

PowerEdge 350, BIOS version A09

Fixes & Enhancements

System can't boot when Primary Master IDE boot set to 3rd IDE
Diskette Write Protect option is not functional
W2K reports BIOS version as a date instead of revision
ACPI & BIOS "After Power Failure" feature
Red Hat 7.2 GRUB boot loader hang
LAN console does not work in BIOS console when headless
Serial console does not work in BIOS console when headless
Adaptec 62044 prevents PXE function
BIOS default date incorrect
Slot infromation not logged with SBE
Unable to change COM A status.
+/- keys do not work in Setup from remote system under
serial redirection.
Pressing space bar during POST causes "Entering Setup..."
to be displayed.
DMI- SMBIOS table shows incorrect values
WDT failed with Win2K ACPI mode
Type 7, Incorrect PIII L2 Cache Reported.
Serial Redirection remains enabled when defaults loaded in Setup
SEL does not have entry for logging disabled
ASM 1.2 causes LAN Console Redirection to appear enabled
Unexpected behavior when making changes under security in BIOS
System hangs during Win2K boot when PS2 enable power mgmt
Reduced memory w/ LAN Redirection enabled
CD-ROM floppy emulation - Dr. Watson

User Password & Unattended Start Enabled
D0 stepping microcode, ID=68A
CPU voltage setting to match VID


Version P17, A09



Release date

08 Nov 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BP350A09.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
Format Description:This 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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File Name:Bp350A09.txt
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File Size: 1 KB
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Applies to
Server System BIOS
Installation instructions
1. Download the file to a directory on your hard drive. The file
downloaded is a self-extracting executable, will make 2 Disks.
2. Run the executable file by double-clicking on the icon.
3. Click the Setup button.
4. Follow the directions to create the FlashBIOS update diskettes.
5. Insert the FlashBIOS update diskette labled Disk 1 into the target
6. Reboot the system.
7. Follow the directions for Flashing the Bios from Disk 1.
8. When prompted, press any key to execute the FlashBIOS update
from Disk 1.
9. When prompted insert Disk 2 type “2” and Enter to update
from Disk 2.
10. Remove the diskette and reboot system.
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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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