carrzkiss
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Dimension 9200 - Windows Configuration Error - BIOS Downgrade

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Hello Dell Tech's and anyone else that can assist.

I have upgraded the BIOS of this machine to the [2.5.3
However, it took out the Onboard Ethernet Controller.
So, not I have stuck without a Ethernet Controller.
After doing some research, I found out that I am not the only one that this has happened to, that the version 2.5.3
Is bad for killing the Ethernet Controller.

So, I am trying to downgrade to version 2.5.1
To see if that will help, and it is giving me the following error:

(Run as Administrator)

"Dell System DXP061 BIOS Flash 2.5.1"

"Windows Configuration Error"

"An error was encountered trying to configure Windows to allow flashing, please reboot and try again"

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It seems to me, that the BIOS cannot be downgraded.

Any idea's on this one?

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carrzkiss
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Re: Dimension 9200 - Windows Configuration Error - BIOS Downgrade

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This made it so that I could install the older BIOS

kb.cffcs.com/Main.asp

However, the Ethernet controller, still does not function.

There is a [Orange] and [Green] flashing light, on the top and bottom of the plug in.

However, it is not functioning.

Any idea's on this one? I am in dire need of getting this fix today!

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Re: Dimension 9200 - Windows Configuration Error - BIOS Downgrade

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Hi Carrzkiss,

You will need to run the update after booting to a DOS environment.

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


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

  1. Copy the file DXP061-020501.EXE to a bootable floppy.
  2. Boot from the floppy to the  DOS prompt.
  3. Run the file by typing Y:\DXP061-020501.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).
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carrzkiss
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Re: Dimension 9200 - Windows Configuration Error - BIOS Downgrade

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This made it so that I could install the older BIOS

kb.cffcs.com/Main.asp

However, the Ethernet controller, still does not function.

There is a [Orange] and [Green] flashing light, on the top and bottom of the plug in.

However, it is not functioning.

Any idea's on this one? I am in dire need of getting this fix today!

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carrzkiss
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Re: Dimension 9200 - Windows Configuration Error - BIOS Downgrade

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I have opened a new question for the Ethernet Issue.

en.community.dell.com/.../20160792.aspx

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Re: Dimension 9200 - Windows Configuration Error - BIOS Downgrade

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Ok, I'll take a look.

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ljn743
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Re: Dimension 9200 - Windows Configuration Error - BIOS Downgrade

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I have just updated my dxp061 Dimension 9200 to Bios 2.5.3 without apparent problem.

Running Vista Ultimate. Soon to upgarde to Win 7 Pro.

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