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Dell Portables POST Bitmap Update Program, A01

Dell Portables POST Bitmap Update Utility version A01

This program allows you to replace the image that is displayed during the Power-On Self Test (POST) of your Dell Portable computer.

Fixes & Enhancements

The following modifications were made to the A00
disk to create A01:

1. Updated SPL1.EXE to version A01 to support newer flash ROM chips.
2. Added updated INSPIRON.BMP.
3. Updated SPLASH.EXE to support newer systems.
4. Updated Section III of SPLASH.TXT to note that some images cannot be compressed sufficiently to fit into 64KB, even if they are 640x480x16.
5. Updated Section IV of SPLASH.TXT to note support for newer systems.


Version A01, A01


System Utilities

Release date

09 Apr 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:SPL-A01.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 260 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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File Format:Plain-Text
File Name:SPL-A01.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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Installation instructions
This is a self-extracting file that contains the A01 Dell Portables POST Bitmap Update Utility. After downloading, run the SPL-A01.EXE file from within Windows ONLY, and it will create the bootable Bitmap Update disk. Read SPLASH.TXT on this disk information on using this utility.
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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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