Dell OptiPlex System BIOS, A03

Optiplex 170L A03 BIOS

Version

Other versions
A02,A02 03 Mar 20048:53:38 AM
A01,A01 25 Nov 20038:21:55 AM

Compatibility

Compatible Systems
Supported Operating Systems
  • BIOS

Applies to

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Date

Release date
28 Jun 2004
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:Windows/DOS
File Name:D170LA03.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 520KB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, Windows 9X, Windows ME or a MS DOS environment.
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Fixes & Enhancements

The following changes have been made to BIOS rev A02 to create A03:

1. Updated Copyright strings from year 2003 to year 2004.
2. Enable Utility partition to work on all internal IDE or SATA Hard Disk Drives.
3. Enable Asset Tag to be modified remotely via CM studio or VB script.
4. Enable support for new Pentium 4 Processors.
5. Enable L3_Cache support.
6. Fixed RIS server failure when SATA HDD present.
7. Enable SMBIOS token for integrated NIC with RPL.
8. Fixed issue where some 3rd party keyboards cause a keyboard failure error message.

Installation instructions



Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format


  1. Download file to Desktop


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






Download file to Desktop


The file D170LA03.EXE is using the Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.


  1. Click Download now.
    The Export Compliance Agreement appears.


  2. Read the Export Compliance Agreement.


  3. If you agree, click to select I agree..
    The File Download window appears.


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


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


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


  7. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.


NOTE:Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update 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 D170LA03.EXE.

    The Dell BIOS Flash window appears


  2. Click the Continue button.

    The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.


  3. Click the OK button.

    The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be completed.



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


NOTE:You will need to provide a bootable DOS diskette. This executable file does not create the MS DOS system files.

  1. Copy the file D170LA03.EXE to a bootable floppy.


  2. Boot from the floppy to the MS DOS prompt.


  3. Run the file by typing Y:\D170LA03.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).














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