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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 4:28:04 AM

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Insprion 3700
Windows 98se


Have flashed my bios from A06 to A17 and the machine now freezes and
shuts down periodically. I have tried to flash back to A06 but in
spite of the bios update program displaying "done" the bios still
remains on A17.

Any suggestions?

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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 4:28:05 AM

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On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 00:28:04 GMT, Simon2319@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

> Insprion 3700
> Windows 98se
>
>
> Have flashed my bios from A06 to A17 and the machine now freezes and
> shuts down periodically. I have tried to flash back to A06 but in
> spite of the bios update program displaying "done" the bios still
> remains on A17.
>
> Any suggestions?

Dell seems a little too quick to suggest flashing the BIOS. Doing anything
to your BIOS is something I would reserve for when I have a problem that
nothing else has fixed or the BIOS upgrade says it will fix my problem.
You know, if it's not broke... :-)

Perhaps starting over at version A01 and moving up might help?

Dave
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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 7:12:51 AM

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clear the NVRAM and reset the BIOS to default values.

<Simon2319@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:4136690c.25382730@news.connectfree.co.uk...
> Insprion 3700
> Windows 98se
>
>
> Have flashed my bios from A06 to A17 and the machine now freezes and
> shuts down periodically. I have tried to flash back to A06 but in
> spite of the bios update program displaying "done" the bios still
> remains on A17.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 7:16:49 AM

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sounds like it may be a result of the change in the systems power management
and not having heeded the warning in the instructions... not sure if this
helps to do after the fact, but i doubt it can make it any worse...

Important Information

For systems using Windows 98 version 4.10.1998, the RUN_ME.REG utility
available on this diskette should be installed before upgrading to this
BIOS. Installing this utility will prevent Windows 98 version 4.10.1998 from
converting to ACPI mode when hardware detection is performed. See
README.TXT, included on this diskette, for more details.

*** Please Note ***
This utility has been updated. All Windows 98 version 4.10.1998 users
are encouraged to install this utility, even if they have previously
installed an earlier version.


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<Simon2319@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:4136690c.25382730@news.connectfree.co.uk...
> Insprion 3700
> Windows 98se
>
>
> Have flashed my bios from A06 to A17 and the machine now freezes and
> shuts down periodically. I have tried to flash back to A06 but in
> spite of the bios update program displaying "done" the bios still
> remains on A17.
>
> Any suggestions?
>


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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 9:18:33 PM

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I did run the RUN_ME.REG utility prior to doing the bios flash.

On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 03:16:49 GMT, "Christopher Muto"
<muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>sounds like it may be a result of the change in the systems power management
>and not having heeded the warning in the instructions... not sure if this
>helps to do after the fact, but i doubt it can make it any worse...
>
> Important Information
>
> For systems using Windows 98 version 4.10.1998, the RUN_ME.REG utility
>available on this diskette should be installed before upgrading to this
>BIOS. Installing this utility will prevent Windows 98 version 4.10.1998 from
>converting to ACPI mode when hardware detection is performed. See
>README.TXT, included on this diskette, for more details.
>
> *** Please Note ***
> This utility has been updated. All Windows 98 version 4.10.1998 users
>are encouraged to install this utility, even if they have previously
>installed an earlier version.
>
>
>"
><Simon2319@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:4136690c.25382730@news.connectfree.co.uk...
>> Insprion 3700
>> Windows 98se
>>
>>
>> Have flashed my bios from A06 to A17 and the machine now freezes and
>> shuts down periodically. I have tried to flash back to A06 but in
>> spite of the bios update program displaying "done" the bios still
>> remains on A17.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>
>
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September 3, 2004 9:22:56 PM

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David Casey wrote:

> On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 00:28:04 GMT, Simon2319@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
>
>>Insprion 3700
>>Windows 98se
>>
>>
>>Have flashed my bios from A06 to A17 and the machine now freezes and
>>shuts down periodically. I have tried to flash back to A06 but in
>>spite of the bios update program displaying "done" the bios still
>>remains on A17.
>>
>>Any suggestions?
>
> Dell seems a little too quick to suggest flashing the BIOS. Doing anything
> to your BIOS is something I would reserve for when I have a problem that
> nothing else has fixed or the BIOS upgrade says it will fix my problem.

Or if the new BIOS offers a new feature you want to make use of.
Anonymous
September 8, 2004 2:10:53 AM

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I have now managed to flash back to A6 by exiting to the dos prompt
and running flash program manually. The only reason I upgraded was the
fact that I was having problems with a new hardware device.

On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 17:22:56 GMT, Sparky <nemo@moon.sun.edu> wrote:

>David Casey wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 00:28:04 GMT, Simon2319@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
>>
>>>Insprion 3700
>>>Windows 98se
>>>
>>>
>>>Have flashed my bios from A06 to A17 and the machine now freezes and
>>>shuts down periodically. I have tried to flash back to A06 but in
>>>spite of the bios update program displaying "done" the bios still
>>>remains on A17.
>>>
>>>Any suggestions?
>>
>> Dell seems a little too quick to suggest flashing the BIOS. Doing anything
>> to your BIOS is something I would reserve for when I have a problem that
>> nothing else has fixed or the BIOS upgrade says it will fix my problem.
>
>Or if the new BIOS offers a new feature you want to make use of.
!