Driver Details

Dell Latitude C810 System BIOS, A12

Latitude C810 FlashBIOS Version A12

Version

  • Version A12, A12

Compatibility

Compatible Systems
Supported Operating Systems
  • BIOS

Applies to

Latitude C810 System BIOS;

Date

Release date
14 Mar 2003
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

Importance

Optional. Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:A12-C810.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2MB
Format DescriptionThis 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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File Format:Floppy
File Name:C810-A12.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1MB
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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File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:C810_A12.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 312KB
Format DescriptionThis 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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File Format:Plain-Text
File Name:C810_A12.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 18KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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Important Information

** IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THIS RELEASE **

1. Users with systems equipped with nVidia video controllers must
also download and install an updated video driver when upgrading
to this BIOS. Failure to do so may prevent the LCD panel from
operating at its optimal resolution or prevent the system from
resuming from Standby.
Please refer to the list of driver versions and file names below
to find the correct driver for your operating system.

Operating System Driver Version Driver File Name
-------------------------------------------------------
Windows 2000 A15 NX2K2964.EXE
Windows XP A15 NX2K2964.EXE

Fixes & Enhancements

The following updates were made to the A11 BIOS to create A12:

Issues Fixed:
1. Fixed problem under Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 where a Matrox
Millennium G450 PCI card installed in a C/Dock or C/DockII PCI slot
would be listed in Device Manager with an error.
2. Fixed problem where the hot-key will not respond under
ACPI with A/C attached and no batteries installed.
3. Fixed issue in which System Setup displays the wrong capacity
for hard disk drives larger than 65GB.
4. Fixed issue in which modular bay and dock media bay drives
may not be recognized correctly by SMBIOS under ACPI operating
systems.
5. Fixed problem in which SMBIOS fails to notify Dell Open Manage
Client Instrumentation of system fan failures.

Enhancements:
1. Enhanced BIOS support to ensure Computrace Security Software
operates consistently when new BIOS versions are released.
2. Added support for additional LCD panels.

Installation instructions



Custom Instructions for C810_A12.exe:

This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. To use it, download
the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable diskette. With the diskette in the
floppy drive, reboot the system and run the program.
Custom Instructions for C810_A12.TXT:

This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard
text editor.
Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for C810-A12.EXE

Download

1. Click Download Now, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP users will click Save) this program to disk 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
icon appears on your desktop.

Hard Drive Floppy Disk Creation

1. Get 1 blank, formatted floppy disks.
2. Double-click the new icon (it looks like a floppy diskette) on
the desktop. The Self-Extractor window appears.
3. Click Setup. An black MS-DOS window appears with a message
indicating that you need 1 floppy diskettes.
4. Press the [ENTER] key.
A message appears prompting you to insert a blank floppy diskette.
5. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
6. Press the [ENTER] key. A message appears indicating that all
data on the disk will be erased.
7. Press the [y] key and then press the [ENTER] key.
The files are copied to the floppy diskette. If the procedure requires
more than one diskette, repeat steps 5 – 7 until you reach the end of the diskette set.
8. After all the files have been copied to the last floppy disk,
press the [ENTER] key and the MS-DOS window closes.

Install

1. Insert the first (or the only) disk of the set into the Floppy
drive.
2. Click Start, click Shutdown, click Restart, and then click OK.
Windows XP Users need only click restart.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.





Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for A12-C810.EXE

Download

1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP
users will click Save) this program to disk 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
icon appears on your desktop.

Install

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled A12-C810.EXE.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\r57194. Write down this path so the executable (I.e.
Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
4.Click OK.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor
window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\r57194 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.






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