Then restart your computer and boot to the CD to run the BIOS flash utility.This option does require that your computer has a CD-Writer, blank disc, and that the CD-Writer has the capability of creating bootable CDs.
Typically the utility runs some of the BIOS flash process in Windows, then restart your computer and run the remainder of the flash process when the computer starts up, within DOS mode.
If no Windows BIOS utility is available, create a bootable CD and copy the BIOS flash utility files to the CD.
Many CD-Writers have this capability, as do the CD creation software programs.
The best way to find out is to either check documentation for your CD-Writer or just try creating a bootable CD and see if it works.
If the Version and Date of BIOS available for download is newer than the one you have currently, then click the download icon next to the BIOS update utility. After extraction, make sure the check is placed for the “Install BIOS Utility now.” option. This works in most cases, where the issue is originated due to a system corruption.
If for some reason you can’t get the above method to work, simply type your laptop’s or desktop’s model under “Search Products”. In the search results below, executable and/or bootable cd (not available for all models) of latest BIOS will be available. Click yes for any all User Account Control warning that appear from now on till you are done with this guide. If the issue is with your computer or a laptop/notebook you should try using the Reimage Plus Software which can scan the repositories and replace corrupt and missing files.
The updates are done automatically after starting the server from the corresponding image and can take up to 1 hour to complete (when running it locally or on the same physical network - remote may take considerably longer).
Note: For security reasons, firmware for Power Supply Units (PSU) are not included in the ISO file.
This behavior is normal as the media attempts to update all components that might be installed in the specific server model.
If you need to flash your BIOS and your computer does not have a floppy drive, there are a couple options you could try to accomplish this task.
This article provides information about how to update all the firmware for your Dell Power Edge servers in one step via the ISO images (ISO-files) provided below.