Dell Latitude C540 Notebook BIOS A08 Publisher's description
Dell Latitude C540 Notebook BIOS A08
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
The following updates were made the A07 BIOS to create the A08 BIOS:
1. Fixed issue in which modular bay and dock media bay drives may not
be recognized correctly by SMBIOS under ACPI operating systems.
2. Fixed poor modem and serial port connectivity under APM and ACPI
3. Fixed issue in which System Setup displays the wrong capacity for
hard disk drives larger than 65GB.
4. Fixed problem in which SMBIOS fails to notify Dell Open Manage
Client Instrumentation of system fan failures.
1. Updated the Pre-boot System Assessment (PSA) diagnositics to build
The BIOS release has been validated on the following operating systems:
1. Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
2. Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition APM Only
3. Microsoft Windows 2000 ACPI
4. Microsoft Windows XP ACPI
Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for A08-C640.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:
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
2. Click Start, click Shutdown, click Restart, and then click OK.
Windows XP Users need only click restart.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Custom Instructions for C640_A08.exe:
This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. To use it, download
the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable diskette. With the diskette in the
floppy drive, reboot the system and run the program.
Custom Instructions for C640_A08.TXT:
This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard
Custom Instructions for A08_C640.exe:
1. Click the location, e.g. Americas, from which you want to
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click
Accept this Agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save this
disk and click OK. The Save In window appears.
4. From the Save In drop-down menu, click to select Desktop
click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
5. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close. A
appears on your desktop.
1. Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled
2. The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to
unzip to c:delldriversr57264. If you did not print these instructions,
write down this path.
3. Click Continue.
4. Click OK.
5. A window appears indicating all files were successfully
6. The Setup program will start automatically. Select your
and click OK.
7. Follow the on-screen installation 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.