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HP Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family 7050)

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Type: BIOS
Version: 1.00 A(25 Apr 2005)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
File name: sp30119.exe (1.4 MB)
This package contains a utility to update the System BIOS for the listed desktop models with a 7050 ROM Family. This utility works with the listed operating systems. The system BIOS can be updated directly from within the Microsoft Windows environment, or a bootable diskette or DriveKey can be created.
  • Provides the initial release of the BIOS.
HOW TO USE:
  1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.
  2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Choose one of the following three options when presented:
  • Create BIOS Flash Diskette
  • Create BIOS Flash DriveKey (the DriveKey must be bootable; this option creates the files needed to be able to flash the BIOS from the DriveKey).
  • Flash System BIOS Now! (this option enables the BIOS to be upgraded from within the Windows operating system environment)
TITLE: HP Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family 7050)

VERSION: 1.00 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains a utility to update the System BIOS for the listed 
desktop models (with a 7050 ROM Family). This utility works with the listed 
operating systems.

The system BIOS can be updated directly from within the Microsoft Windows 
environment or a bootable diskette or DriveKey can be created.

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP30119
SUPERSEDES: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 25, 2005
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP dx5150 microtower: All Models
HP dx5150 small form factor: All Models

OPERATING SYSTEM(S): 
FreeDOS
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional

LANGUAGE(S): 
Global

ENHANCEMENTS: 
- Provides the initial release of the BIOS.

PREREQUISITES: 
N/A

HOW TO USE: 
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

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

3. Choose one of the following three options when presented:
- Create BIOS Flash Diskette
- Create BIOS Flash DriveKey (the DriveKey must be bootable; this option 
creates the files needed to be able to flash the BIOS from the DriveKey).
- Flash System BIOS Now! (this option enables the BIOS to be upgraded from 
within the Windows operating system environment)

NOTE: After the files have been unpacked, the .EXE file that was downloaded in 
Step 1 can be deleted, if desired.

WARNING: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR ATTEMPT TO REBOOT THE COMPUTER DURING THE 
UPDATE PROCESS!



Copyright (c) 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Version:1.19 Rev. A (6 Oct 2008)
Version:1.18 B (3 Oct 2006)
Version:1.18 A (9 Aug 2006)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where the desktop cannot boot from a boot image on a DVD if the desktop has more than 2 GB of system memory.
  • Fixes an issue where the PCI Express NIC is disabled when running Microsoft Windows XP and the NVIDIA Quad Head Graphic Controller with PCI bridge.
Enhancements
  • Adds support for additional thermal sensor components.

Version:1.15 A (28 Apr 2006)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with AMD Sempron Processor where the AMD CoolnQuiet function does not work. This issue was introduced in BIOS 1.13.
  • Fixes issue where SuSe Linux was not able to reboot. This issue was introduced in BIOS 1.13.
  • Fixes issue where the hard drive self-test from the F10 BIOS Setup menu does not complete for very large hard drives. (This issue has been reported on 250-GB drives, but may also occur with other large drives.)
  • Fixes issue where the system stops responding (locks up) when the keyboard is used during preboot execution environment (PXE) downloads.
Enhancements
  • Adds an F10 Setup item to disable the AMD NX technology, which in turn also disables the Microsoft Data Execution Prevention (DEP) function.

Version:1.13 A (27 Feb 2006)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where the HP supplied Microsoft Windows Operating System CD (labeled "CD Kit 394378-xxx") does not start (boot) unless the desktop is also configured with a diskette drive.
  • Fixes issue where the Microsoft Windows operating system shows a diskette drive in desktops that are not configured with a diskette drive.
  • Fixes issue where an incorrect processor temperature reading is returned after resuming from Standby mode.
Enhancements
  • Adds Wake On LAN (WOL) Boot Order option to the F10 Setup Utility. Now, by default, if the desktop is awakened from the LAN, it boots to the LAN.
  • Adds remote password setting to SSM support.
  • Updates the preboot exectution environment (PXE) boot option ROM to version 8.1.55.
  • Provides user feedback that the F12 key has been pressed to boot from LAN.
  • Deletes the Video Display Devices menu from F10 Setup to prevent possible loss-of-video issue.
  • Displays the Internal Video Mode menu in F10 Setup (to allow disabling of integrated video) when the desktop is configured with a dual-head PCI card.

Version:1.09 A (9 Dec 2005)
Version:1.06 A (20 Sep 2005)
Fixes
  • Corrects grammatical errors in the Help file for the F10 Setup Utility.
  • Fixes issue with Boot Menu (press F9 during POST)to correctly display items from which is it valid to boot.
  • Fixes some issues that occurred with USB diskette drives.
  • Fixes issue where Hibernate mode (also referred to as S4 mode) does not work from certain keyboards.
  • Fixes issue where USB hard drives do not resume from Hibernate mode (S4) when operating in a Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System environment.
Enhancements
  • Adds support for dual-core processor.
  • Adds option to disable the Boot Menu option (F9) during Power-On Self-Test (POST).
  • Adds feature that searches all installed network cards when F12 is pressed during startup in order to find a server from which to boot.

Version:1.04 A (9 Jun 2005)
Fixes
  • Corrects Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and Multi-Processor Specification (MPS) tables to accurately reflect the hardware configuration.
  • Fixes issue where a desktop would stop responding (hang) when using a PS/2 keyboard to install the Linux Operating System.
  • Fixes issue with double clock time when operating in Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC) mode under the Linux operating system. (Desktops running a Microsoft Windows Operating System are not affected by this issue.)
Enhancements
  • Provides modifications to fan speed algorithm for small form factor (SFF) models.
  • Changes the amount of memory that is reserved for integrated graphics systems on desktops configured with 256 MB or less of memory.
  • Removes MBR security option in F10 Setup.

Version:1.03 A (25 May 2005)
Fixes
  • Corrects information in DMI area of ROM.
  • Fixes issue with certain USB barcode scanners where characters are read improperly.
  • Fixes issue where the system would not boot to the operating system when the desktop was not configured with a diskette drive and certain types of media were in the DVD-ROM drive.
  • Changes the power management Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) option to default to S3 (previously, this option defaulted to S1 and S3).

Version:1.00 A (25 Apr 2005)
Enhancements
  • Provides the initial release of the BIOS.


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Type: BIOS
Version: 1.00 A(25 Apr 2005)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Description

This package contains a utility to update the System BIOS for the listed desktop models with a 7050 ROM Family. This utility works with the listed operating systems. The system BIOS can be updated directly from within the Microsoft Windows environment, or a bootable diskette or DriveKey can be created.

Enhancements

  • Provides the initial release of the BIOS.

Installation Instructions

HOW TO USE:
  1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.
  2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Choose one of the following three options when presented:
  • Create BIOS Flash Diskette
  • Create BIOS Flash DriveKey (the DriveKey must be bootable; this option creates the files needed to be able to flash the BIOS from the DriveKey).
  • Flash System BIOS Now! (this option enables the BIOS to be upgraded from within the Windows operating system environment)

Release Notes

TITLE: HP Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family 7050)

VERSION: 1.00 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains a utility to update the System BIOS for the listed 
desktop models (with a 7050 ROM Family). This utility works with the listed 
operating systems.

The system BIOS can be updated directly from within the Microsoft Windows 
environment or a bootable diskette or DriveKey can be created.

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP30119
SUPERSEDES: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 25, 2005
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP dx5150 microtower: All Models
HP dx5150 small form factor: All Models

OPERATING SYSTEM(S): 
FreeDOS
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional

LANGUAGE(S): 
Global

ENHANCEMENTS: 
- Provides the initial release of the BIOS.

PREREQUISITES: 
N/A

HOW TO USE: 
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

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

3. Choose one of the following three options when presented:
- Create BIOS Flash Diskette
- Create BIOS Flash DriveKey (the DriveKey must be bootable; this option 
creates the files needed to be able to flash the BIOS from the DriveKey).
- Flash System BIOS Now! (this option enables the BIOS to be upgraded from 
within the Windows operating system environment)

NOTE: After the files have been unpacked, the .EXE file that was downloaded in 
Step 1 can be deleted, if desired.

WARNING: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR ATTEMPT TO REBOOT THE COMPUTER DURING THE 
UPDATE PROCESS!



Copyright (c) 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:1.19 Rev. A (6 Oct 2008)
Version:1.18 B (3 Oct 2006)
Version:1.18 A (9 Aug 2006)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where the desktop cannot boot from a boot image on a DVD if the desktop has more than 2 GB of system memory.
  • Fixes an issue where the PCI Express NIC is disabled when running Microsoft Windows XP and the NVIDIA Quad Head Graphic Controller with PCI bridge.
Enhancements
  • Adds support for additional thermal sensor components.

Version:1.15 A (28 Apr 2006)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with AMD Sempron Processor where the AMD CoolnQuiet function does not work. This issue was introduced in BIOS 1.13.
  • Fixes issue where SuSe Linux was not able to reboot. This issue was introduced in BIOS 1.13.
  • Fixes issue where the hard drive self-test from the F10 BIOS Setup menu does not complete for very large hard drives. (This issue has been reported on 250-GB drives, but may also occur with other large drives.)
  • Fixes issue where the system stops responding (locks up) when the keyboard is used during preboot execution environment (PXE) downloads.
Enhancements
  • Adds an F10 Setup item to disable the AMD NX technology, which in turn also disables the Microsoft Data Execution Prevention (DEP) function.

Version:1.13 A (27 Feb 2006)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where the HP supplied Microsoft Windows Operating System CD (labeled "CD Kit 394378-xxx") does not start (boot) unless the desktop is also configured with a diskette drive.
  • Fixes issue where the Microsoft Windows operating system shows a diskette drive in desktops that are not configured with a diskette drive.
  • Fixes issue where an incorrect processor temperature reading is returned after resuming from Standby mode.
Enhancements
  • Adds Wake On LAN (WOL) Boot Order option to the F10 Setup Utility. Now, by default, if the desktop is awakened from the LAN, it boots to the LAN.
  • Adds remote password setting to SSM support.
  • Updates the preboot exectution environment (PXE) boot option ROM to version 8.1.55.
  • Provides user feedback that the F12 key has been pressed to boot from LAN.
  • Deletes the Video Display Devices menu from F10 Setup to prevent possible loss-of-video issue.
  • Displays the Internal Video Mode menu in F10 Setup (to allow disabling of integrated video) when the desktop is configured with a dual-head PCI card.

Version:1.09 A (9 Dec 2005)
Version:1.06 A (20 Sep 2005)
Fixes
  • Corrects grammatical errors in the Help file for the F10 Setup Utility.
  • Fixes issue with Boot Menu (press F9 during POST)to correctly display items from which is it valid to boot.
  • Fixes some issues that occurred with USB diskette drives.
  • Fixes issue where Hibernate mode (also referred to as S4 mode) does not work from certain keyboards.
  • Fixes issue where USB hard drives do not resume from Hibernate mode (S4) when operating in a Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System environment.
Enhancements
  • Adds support for dual-core processor.
  • Adds option to disable the Boot Menu option (F9) during Power-On Self-Test (POST).
  • Adds feature that searches all installed network cards when F12 is pressed during startup in order to find a server from which to boot.

Version:1.04 A (9 Jun 2005)
Fixes
  • Corrects Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and Multi-Processor Specification (MPS) tables to accurately reflect the hardware configuration.
  • Fixes issue where a desktop would stop responding (hang) when using a PS/2 keyboard to install the Linux Operating System.
  • Fixes issue with double clock time when operating in Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC) mode under the Linux operating system. (Desktops running a Microsoft Windows Operating System are not affected by this issue.)
Enhancements
  • Provides modifications to fan speed algorithm for small form factor (SFF) models.
  • Changes the amount of memory that is reserved for integrated graphics systems on desktops configured with 256 MB or less of memory.
  • Removes MBR security option in F10 Setup.

Version:1.03 A (25 May 2005)
Fixes
  • Corrects information in DMI area of ROM.
  • Fixes issue with certain USB barcode scanners where characters are read improperly.
  • Fixes issue where the system would not boot to the operating system when the desktop was not configured with a diskette drive and certain types of media were in the DVD-ROM drive.
  • Changes the power management Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) option to default to S3 (previously, this option defaulted to S1 and S3).

Version:1.00 A (25 Apr 2005)
Enhancements
  • Provides the initial release of the BIOS.