Dell Portables POST Bitmap Update Program, A01

Dell Portables POST Bitmap Update Utility version A01

This program allows you to replace the image that is displayed during the Power-On Self Test (POST) of your Dell Portable computer.

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Fixes & Enhancements

The following modifications were made to the A00
disk to create A01:

1. Updated SPL1.EXE to version A01 to support newer flash ROM chips.
2. Added updated INSPIRON.BMP.
3. Updated SPLASH.EXE to support newer systems.
4. Updated Section III of SPLASH.TXT to note that some images cannot be compressed sufficiently to fit into 64KB, even if they are 640x480x16.
5. Updated Section IV of SPLASH.TXT to note support for newer systems.
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A01, A01

Release date

09 Apr 2002

Download Type



System Utilities


Dell Technologies recommends reviewing this update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations or provides new features that may or may not apply to your environment.
Available formats

File Format: One or more self extracting disk images inside of a self extracting zip
File Name: SPL-A01.EXE
File Size: 260 KB
Format Description:
This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then 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: A text file containing customer friendly fixes and enhancements information
File Name: SPL-A01.TXT
File Size: 994 Bytes
Format Description:
This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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This is a self-extracting file that contains the A01 Dell Portables POST Bitmap Update Utility. After downloading, run the SPL-A01.EXE file from within Windows ONLY, and it will create the bootable Bitmap Update disk. Read SPLASH.TXT on this disk information on using this utility.

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