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HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 and dx2000 System BIOS (786B0 BIOS)

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Type: BIOS
Version: 1.43 Rev. A(14 Aug 2008)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
File name: sp40409.exe (2.7 MB)
This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the 
system BIOS on the supported HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 and HP Compaq 
Business Desktop dx2000 models with a 786B0 BIOS.

Several methods for changing the BIOS version are included in this package. 
Choose from the following methods:
- Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore diskette
- Upgrade the BIOS directly in the Microsoft Windows environment using the 
HPQFlash utility
- Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore CD

This package has the ability to be used with SSM, HPCMS, or PXE management 
software for remote updating of the BIOS.

NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target 
computer during system Power On to run the Setup Utility. Then select 
File/System Information. This information can be saved into a text file on a 
diskette or on a USB flash media device by selecting File/Save to Diskette. In 
order for a USB flash media device to be recognized by the computer, the device 
must be attached before the computer is Powered On.

TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 and dx2000 System BIOS (786B0 BIOS)

VERSION: 1.43 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the 
system BIOS on the supported HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 and HP Compaq 
Business Desktop dx2000 models with a 786B0 BIOS. 

Several methods for changing the BIOS version are included in this package. 
Choose from the following methods:
- Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore diskette
- Upgrade the BIOS directly in the Microsoft Windows environment using the 
HPQFlash utility
- Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore CD

This package has the ability to be used with SSM, HPCMS, or PXE management 
software for remote updating of the BIOS.

NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target 
computer during system Power On to run the Setup Utility. Then select 
File/System Information. This information can be saved into a text file on a 
diskette or on a USB flash media device by selecting File/Save to Diskette. In 
order for a USB flash media device to be recognized by the computer, the device 
must be attached before the computer is Powered On. 

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP40409
SUPERSEDES: SP29553
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 14, 2008
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq dc5000 microtower: All Models
HP Compaq dc5000 small form factor: All Models
HP Compaq dx2000 slim tower: All Models

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S): 
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

LANGUAGE(S): 
Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese(PRC Simplified)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hongkong
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Taiwanese Chinese
Turkish
US English

ENHANCEMENTS: 
- Improves the security of pre-boot authentication (BIOS-based) passwords by 
clearing data from volatile memory.

PREREQUISITES: 
None

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.


Copyright (c) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Version:1.43 Rev. A (14 Aug 2008)
Version:1.42 A (10 Jan 2005)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where a false USB overcurrent condition occurred when returning from a Sleep state.

Version:1.41 A (5 Jan 2005)
Enhancements
  • Updates microcode to support new Intel processors.
  • Adds support for the new 3.4-GHz Intel Pentium 4 F41 Processor.

Version:1.40 A (11 Nov 2004)
Fixes
  • Adds Video BIOS Version 3241, which resolves a DVI issue at startup when using a DVI add-in card and the internal graphics to support dual monitors.
Enhancements
  • Updates microcode to support latest Intel processors.
  • Adds "Limit CPUID Maximum Value to 3" option in F10 Setup. This option allows users to run Windows NT on some systems with newer processors. The option will not be displayed if the processor does not support this feature.

Version:1.00 (18 Mar 2004)

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Type: BIOS
Version: 1.43 Rev. A(14 Aug 2008)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Description

This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the 
system BIOS on the supported HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 and HP Compaq 
Business Desktop dx2000 models with a 786B0 BIOS.

Several methods for changing the BIOS version are included in this package. 
Choose from the following methods:
- Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore diskette
- Upgrade the BIOS directly in the Microsoft Windows environment using the 
HPQFlash utility
- Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore CD

This package has the ability to be used with SSM, HPCMS, or PXE management 
software for remote updating of the BIOS.

NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target 
computer during system Power On to run the Setup Utility. Then select 
File/System Information. This information can be saved into a text file on a 
diskette or on a USB flash media device by selecting File/Save to Diskette. In 
order for a USB flash media device to be recognized by the computer, the device 
must be attached before the computer is Powered On.

Release Notes

TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 and dx2000 System BIOS (786B0 BIOS)

VERSION: 1.43 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the 
system BIOS on the supported HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 and HP Compaq 
Business Desktop dx2000 models with a 786B0 BIOS. 

Several methods for changing the BIOS version are included in this package. 
Choose from the following methods:
- Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore diskette
- Upgrade the BIOS directly in the Microsoft Windows environment using the 
HPQFlash utility
- Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore CD

This package has the ability to be used with SSM, HPCMS, or PXE management 
software for remote updating of the BIOS.

NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target 
computer during system Power On to run the Setup Utility. Then select 
File/System Information. This information can be saved into a text file on a 
diskette or on a USB flash media device by selecting File/Save to Diskette. In 
order for a USB flash media device to be recognized by the computer, the device 
must be attached before the computer is Powered On. 

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP40409
SUPERSEDES: SP29553
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 14, 2008
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq dc5000 microtower: All Models
HP Compaq dc5000 small form factor: All Models
HP Compaq dx2000 slim tower: All Models

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S): 
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

LANGUAGE(S): 
Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese(PRC Simplified)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hongkong
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Taiwanese Chinese
Turkish
US English

ENHANCEMENTS: 
- Improves the security of pre-boot authentication (BIOS-based) passwords by 
clearing data from volatile memory.

PREREQUISITES: 
None

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.


Copyright (c) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:1.43 Rev. A (14 Aug 2008)
Version:1.42 A (10 Jan 2005)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where a false USB overcurrent condition occurred when returning from a Sleep state.

Version:1.41 A (5 Jan 2005)
Enhancements
  • Updates microcode to support new Intel processors.
  • Adds support for the new 3.4-GHz Intel Pentium 4 F41 Processor.

Version:1.40 A (11 Nov 2004)
Fixes
  • Adds Video BIOS Version 3241, which resolves a DVI issue at startup when using a DVI add-in card and the internal graphics to support dual monitors.
Enhancements
  • Updates microcode to support latest Intel processors.
  • Adds "Limit CPUID Maximum Value to 3" option in F10 Setup. This option allows users to run Windows NT on some systems with newer processors. The option will not be displayed if the processor does not support this feature.

Version:1.00 (18 Mar 2004)