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Dell Inspiron 1100 Dell System BIOS, A32

Dell Inspiron 1100 Dell A32 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

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BIOS Release Notes

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Systems: Dell Inspiron 5100/1100 Series
Version: A32
Build Date: 10/18/2004


ATI Radeon 7500 Video BIOS version is 8.005.000.007
Intel Video BIOS version 2984

Isues Fixed:
1. Fix CD/DVD drive disappeared in boot menu during POST if the drive is DVD+/-RW.
2. Update thermal table to improve the "Thermal dust" issue on Inspiron 5100.
3. Set fan to turn on at boot by timer only 30 seconds and then follow thermal
table fan PWM definition.
4. Added support for "Get keyboard Active Row" and "Get LCD Lid Current State"
into Diags BIOS interface.
5. Enable ABIOS cacheable to speed up the resume from suspend.

The BIOS release has been validated on the following operating systems:
1. Microsoft Windows XP

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Version

Version A32, A32

Release date

21 Oct 2004

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:I1100A32.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 617KB
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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File Format:Plain-Text
File Name:I1100A32.TXT
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File Size: 9KB
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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

BIOS

Applies to

Inspiron 1100 Dell System BIOS

Installation instructions





Bios_Win_exe the hard drive format



Installation Instructions


The file I1100A32.TXT is using the Hard Drive format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environments.




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


  2. Click Yes, I accept this Agreement.
    The File Download window appears.



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


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


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


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




  7. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled I1100A32.TXT.

    The Dell Bios Txt window appears








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 I1100A32.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 I1100A32.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 I1100A32.exe to a bootable floppy.


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


  3. Run the file by typing Y:\I1100A32.exe (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).







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