Question about Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook
Trying to update BIOS on Dell e1505/6400. Downloaded only file provided by Dell for my Service Tag. Attempt to flash the BIOS gives me error message, "A0.... is not a valid Win32 file.' What now? Thx.
The link below will take you to Dell's support download site for the e1505 BIOS download.
It is version A17. Download the file to your desktop and then double click on it to run it. A window will ask if you wish to upgrade the BIOS. Click yes. The system will shutdown, the BIOS will be flashed and Windows will restart.
The error that you mention above indicates that the file did not download properly for you before.
Good luck, and please let me know how this works out for you.
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You need to follow up these steps:
Updating the BIOS will require a USB flash drive to store
the BIOS information on during the update. To perform the update to the BIOS:
Extract the files from the downloaded zipped BIOS file.
In the Dos_Flash folder, rename the BIOS file from 3310.fd
to ZG5IA32.FD, in all capital letters.
Copy ZG5IA32.FD and Flashit.exe to the USB flash drive
Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in.
Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port.
Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together and press
the power button.
When the unit's power light comes on wait a few seconds and
release the Fn and Esc keys.
After the keys have been released the power light will start to
During the BIOS update process the display will be blank.
Let the unit run and after approximately 1 to 7 minutes, the
unit should reboot and the BIOS will be updated.
If the unit fails to reboot, or the BIOS was not updated
sucessfully, try the steps again. If the unit continues to fail to reboot, the
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You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, the
support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,
better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the
bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag
label is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,
the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where the
specific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select
the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operating
system. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
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