Dell OptiPlex GX260 System BIOS A00 Publisher's description
Dell OptiPlex GX260 System BIOS A00
Level of Importance: Optional
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.
Fixes and Enhancements
This is the initial release BIOS
Install Instructions for gx260a00.exe:
Creating the disk:
NOTE: This procedure requires one blank bootable, formatted 3.5-inch floppy disk; label the disk BIOS.
1. When the File Download window appears, click вЂњSave this program to diskвЂќ.
2. Choose вЂњDesktopвЂќ as the location.
3. Click вЂњOkвЂќ.
4. After the file has finished copying files, click вЂњCloseвЂќ.
5. Press the вЂњWindowsвЂќ + вЂњMвЂќ keys at the same time to minimize all the open windows.
6. Insert the blank bootable formatted 3.5-inch floppy disk.
7. Right-click the copy of the file, point to вЂњSend ToвЂќ, click вЂњ3 1/2
Floppy (a)вЂќ, and then skip to the section Flashing the BIOS below.
Flashing the BIOS:
NOTICE: Changing the system BIOS may result in unintended side affects, such as incompatibility of the new BIOS with installed hardware. If problems arise after a BIOS change, it may be necessary to return the system to the original version of the BIOS.
1. If you are flashing the BIOS on a portable computer, be sure that the AC adapter is plugged in and the computer is not operating on battery power.
2. Ensure that the Flash BIOS disk is inserted into the floppy disk drive.
3. Click the вЂњStartвЂќ button, click вЂњShut DownвЂќ, click вЂњRestartвЂќ, and then click вЂњOkвЂќ.
The computer should restart and boot to the floppy disk.
NOTE: If the flash BIOS program does not start, and you see only an A: prompt, refer to the instructions from the Dell File Library page for the BIOS update or to the Readme.txt instructions. Generally, you will type the name of the executable flash BIOS file such as BGX1_A10.exe for BIOS
version A10 on the OptiPlexв„ў series system.
A Press any key to continue prompt appears.
4. Press the вЂњEnterвЂќ key.
A Press Y to replace old BIOS with new BIOS prompt appears.
5. Press the вЂњYвЂќ key.
NOTICE: Do not interrupt the system during this process. Please refrain from pressing any keys on the keyboard, moving the mouse, or interrupting power to the system. Failure to do so could result in damage to the system
When the computer has finished updating the BIOS, a Flash program successful. Press any key to reboot prompt appears.
6. Remove the floppy disk and press the вЂњEnterвЂќ key.
7. The computer will now restart with the new revision of the BIOS installed.
The boot screen will indicate the BIOS version.
If you encounter device or resource errors after flashing the system BIOS, enter the System Setup, clear the NVRAM and restore the system defaults.
For more information, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Articles:
В· FA1035264 Title "How do I restore setup defaults on my Dell
В· FA1035227 Title "How do I clear NVRAM on my Dell OptiPlex system?"
Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for Bgx26000.exe
1. Click Download Now, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP users will click 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.
Hard Drive Floppy Disk Creation
1. Get 1 blank, formatted floppy disks.
2. Double-click the new icon (it looks like a floppy diskette) on the desktop. The Self-Extractor window appears.
3. Click Setup. An black MS-DOS window appears with a message
indicating that you need 1 floppy diskettes.
4. Press the [ENTER] key.
A message appears prompting you to insert a blank floppy diskette.
5. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
6. Press the [ENTER] key. A message appears indicating that all data on the disk will be erased.
7. Press the [y] key and then press the [ENTER] key.
The files are copied to the floppy diskette. If the procedure requires more than one diskette, repeat steps 5 вЂ“ 7 until you reach the end of the diskette set.
8. After all the files have been copied to the last floppy disk, press the [ENTER] key and the MS-DOS window closes.
1. Insert the first (or the only) disk of the set into the Floppy drive.
2. Click Start, click Shutdown, click Restart, and then click OK.
Windows XP Users need only click restart.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.
Do not forget to check with our site as often as possible in order to stay updated on the latest drivers, software and games.
Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.