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Dell Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 Firmware Update

This package provides the Dell Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 Firmware Update and is supported on Latitude, Precision and Inspiron models.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Fixed intermittent system lockup when a hard disk drive was in a D/Bay attached to an Inspiron 9100 or Inspiron XPS.
- Fixed ATA protocol error during initial device detection. Because of this error, some DVD ROM drives intermittently fail to be detected in a D/Bay attached to an Inspiron 300m.

- Not Applicable.


Version A04, A04



Release date

08 Nov 2005

Last Updated

23 Dec 2013



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:FX2_A04.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 412KB
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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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File Format:Plain-Text
File Name:FX2_A04.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 8KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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Other versions

A02,A02 08 Aug 20036:04:48 PM
A01,A01 13 May 20033:17:24 PM

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 firmware

Installation instructions

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File


1.Click Download File, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save or 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.


1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\X8GWG". (Where 'X8GWG' is the name of the file to be downloaded). 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 Start button and then click Run.
7. Type "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\X8GWG". (where 'X8GWG' is the name of the file) in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

Important Information

1. Please read FX2_A04.TXT for information about how to update the firmware.
2. Known issue: A04 is not compatible with some CD-ROM drives (part numbers 0G0405 and 00R115).
3. Dell recommends that users with these drive modules continue to use version.
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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.