Compaq Armada 1500 Notebook PC series Compaq Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade A4BA for Windows 3.1 Publisher's description
Compaq Armada 1500 Notebook PC series Compaq Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade A4BA for Windows 3.1
Unpacks the files needed to create a firmware upgrade diskette for the specified hard drives in the Compaq notebooks listed below.
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP11409
PART NUMBER: N/A
FILE NAME: N/A
TITLE: Armada/Prosignia Selected Notebook Models Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade
PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Compaq Armada 1500 Series,
Armada 1700 Series,
Armada 3500 Series,
Armada 7300 Series,
Armada 7400 Series,
Armada 7700 Series,
Armada 7800 Series,
Prosignia Notebook 120,
Prosignia Notebook 140,
Prosignia Notebook 160
OPERATING SYSTEM: N/A
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION: This affects the notebooks listed above only when they contain one of the following IBM Travelstar ATA Mobile 2.5"
Hard Drive models:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 19, 1999
ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION ALLOWED: Yes
SOFTPAQ UTILITY VERSION: 3.x
DESCRIPTION: Unpacks the files needed to create a firware upgrade diskette for the specified hard drives in the Compaq notebooks listed above.
This utility upgrades the firmware on only these hard drives. If the upgrade utility is run on a notebook with a hard drive of a different type, the upgrade will not execute.
The upgrade prevents the affected notebooks from displaying FALSE Smart code error messages. The error messages are incorrect, and do not affect the functionality of the notebook.
The possible error messages occur at different stages of startup, as follows.
"1720 - IntelliSafe Hard Drive detects imminent failure"
Intelligent Manageability (IM) notification error:
"Notification of Imminent SMART Hard Drive Failure ..."
When running Diagnostics:
"ERROR 1736-03 or 1736-07 Hard Drive "
HOW TO USE:
1. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive.
The file downloaded is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the SoftPaq Number above.
2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. Enter "Y" to confirm the unpacking of files into the download directory.
3. After the files have been unpacked, you may delete the self-extracting file downloaded in step 1.
4. For installation instructions, refer to the README.TXT file.
5. After the installation is completed, you may delete the files unpacked in step 2.
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