Dell Dimension 8100 Blue Screen of Death bug patch
This question was answered on September 28, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
Dell has released a flash BIOS patch for the Dell Dimension 8100 that address the following issues:
1 Added beep for CTRL-ALT-F8/F10/F12 sequences in POST.
2 Added support for newer Pentium 4 CPU's.
3 Add additional functions to Int 15 Remote Lockout interface.
4 Display "F12 = Network Boot" on POST screen.
5 Fixed potential hang on Restart to MS-DOS w/USB mouse.
6 Alter ACPI S3 handling to better support WindowsXP.
7 Fixed chipset initialization causing printer problems when port is in ECP mode.
8 Adjust minimum speed threshold for system fan detection.
9 Changed the NIC detect to check for NIC_VENDOR_ID.
10 Fixed possible blue screen error during S3 Standby/resume.
11 Fix various USB issues.
12 Prevent BIOS from writing to user memory during flash updates.
13 Remove invalid IOAPIC support.
IF you are not experiencing any problems with your Dell Dimension 8100, DO NOT DOWNLOAD <a href="http://support.dell.com/us/en/filelib/download/index.asp?fileid=R31970" target="_blank"><font color="#003399">THIS PATCH!!!</font></a>
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on September 28, 2001
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