update bios on old dell w/ no floppy f/memory

July 13, 2011 at 02:44:14
Specs: Windows XP PRO, intel/celeron 2ghz
I need to update the bios on old dell dimension 2350 running win xp pro. the floppy drive was taken out.Dell says I have to have floppy, but I read where I could do it remotely from other comp. or maybe anyone can help w/sufgestion?.. THANK YOU

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#1
July 13, 2011 at 03:07:11
Why do u think u need to update BIOS?
I don't think it can be done remotely.

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#2
July 13, 2011 at 03:29:58
I'm guessing that Dell probably know better than something you read somewhere. You can't update the BIOS remotely, at least not on a computer that old.

If it's essential to update the BIOS, buy a floppy drive. It'll cost you less than $10.


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#3
July 13, 2011 at 05:24:03
What do you think a BIOS update is going to accomplish? Is there a specific fix the update contains that you think you need?

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#4
July 13, 2011 at 06:57:22
Updating the bios will allow the memory I have to be accepted by computer.I basically did the same thing to an older cpq and that woked out great.I burned an iso image of updated bios,then booted using the c.d. I burned.

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#5
July 13, 2011 at 07:58:47
So is the memory working now??

larry


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#6
July 13, 2011 at 13:51:50
Dell usually offers a executable program to run a bios update. Their site would tell you what is available.

Otherwise you can make a cd to update or borrow a floppy to do that task.

If the bios update exactly says it fixes your issue then you may try it. Otherwise there is no use to them.

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