Driver Details

Dell Latitude C400 System BIOS, A12

Dell Latitude C400 A12 System BIOS

Version

Version A12, A12

Compatibility

Systems
Operating Systems
  • BIOS

Applies to

Latitude C400 System BIOS;

Date

Release date
3/5/2004
Last Updated
11/3/2011

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-C400.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:C400-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:C400_A12.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 378KB
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:C400_A12.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 20KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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Fixes & Enhancements

BIOS Release Notes


Systems: Dell Latitude C400 (Memory location F000:E845)
Version: A12 (Memory location F000:E842)
Build Date: 03/01/04 (Memory location FFFF:0005)


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

Issues Fixed:
1. Fixed issue in which the system continues to report the status
of the original battery if a battery swap is performed while in
Standby.
2. Optimized the battery charging algorithm.
3. Removed the SMBIOS Type D4h audio tokens since they do not have
any effect. The audio mode is always "full duplex".


The BIOS release has been validated on the following operating systems:
1. Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
2. Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition APM Only
3. Microsoft Windows 2000 ACPI
4. Microsoft Windows XP ACPI
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Installation instructions



Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for C400-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.





Custom Instructions for C400_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 C400_A12.TXT:

This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard
text editor.
Custom Instructions for A12-C400.EXE:

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for
A12-C400.exe

Download
1. Click Download Now, to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click
Yes, I
Accept this Agreement.
3. 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.
4. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
5. 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-C400.exe.
2. The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to
extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R74024. 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\R74024 in the Open textbox and
then click OK.
8. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

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