SHOOTR
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DELL FIRMWARE UPDATE DVD CDRW

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Inspiron 530 Dell Vista 32 Bit.....This is a new firmware update on the Dell downloads site.  It has two .EXE files one for windows and the other a dos file.  Both are supposed to be run as far as I can tell. The windows loaded perfectly but the dos kept coming up with a message that the system does not support full screen mode.  So that file would not load further.  Dell does not give very much detail in their download section so I don't know if I have a problem or not.  Has anyone tried this download?  It came out 12/23/2009.  Thanks.

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Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: DELL FIRMWARE UPDATE DVD CDRW

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Hello,

Both files are the same, but with a different install package.

One as you know is for installing while running Windows. The other is installed with the system is booted to DOS.

Since you successfully installed the Windows file, you do not need to install the other.

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

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Silverlife
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Re: DELL FIRMWARE UPDATE DVD CDRW

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Inspiron 530 Dell Vista 32 Bit.....This is a new firmware update on the Dell downloads site.  It has two .EXE files one for windows and the other a dos file.  Both are supposed to be run as far as I can tell. The windows loaded perfectly but the dos kept coming up with a message that the system does not support full screen mode.  So that file would not load further.  Dell does not give very much detail in their download section so I don't know if I have a problem or not.  Has anyone tried this download?  It came out 12/23/2009.  Thanks.

I think both of them are working - there's nothing wrong here, it just the way we prefer to update - we choose one in two ways, by Dos (Using boot disk) or update right away by Windows.

(the system does not support full screen mode = you can only run this program by booting. ex: floppy disk, bootable usb, cd,...)

Conclusion: You don't have any problem. It's normal.

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Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: DELL FIRMWARE UPDATE DVD CDRW

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Hello,

Both files are the same, but with a different install package.

One as you know is for installing while running Windows. The other is installed with the system is booted to DOS.

Since you successfully installed the Windows file, you do not need to install the other.

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

 

SHOOTR
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Re: DELL FIRMWARE UPDATE DVD CDRW

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Thanks for  your help!  That's a relief!!!

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Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: DELL FIRMWARE UPDATE DVD CDRW

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You're very welcome. Glad to help.

Merry Christmas

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

 

blackdog2
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Re: DELL FIRMWARE UPDATE DVD CDRW

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This is my first time on this forum. I find it hard work trying to find information on a particular issue.

I have a DVD HL-DL-ST DVD+-RW GSA H73N drive in a Inspiron 530 cabinet. I am aware of a recent firmware update for the drive.

Does anyone know if it can be successfully applied without problems?

Can the firmware be reset to its original settings if it all goes pear shaped?

thanks in advance.

Brian

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Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: DELL FIRMWARE UPDATE DVD CDRW

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Hello,

You can find the firmware update you need here.

Many others have used this file without problems. Once the the firmware is flashed there is no going back.

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!