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Q: How do I enter Dell Dimension system's BIOS?
Q: Should I update my system's BIOS to the latest version?
Q: How do I update my system's BIOS to the latest version?
Q: Processor fan does not shut off after selecting standby mode.

Q: How do I enter Dell Dimension system's BIOS?

A: To enter the BIOS, CMOS, Setup, or the System Setup on Dimension systems, perform the following steps: 1) Restart your system. 2) On all Pentium-based Dimension systems, press the [F2] key, or the [Delete] key as the system powers up (but before the operating system begins to load).

Q: Should I update my system's BIOS to the latest version?

A: You should only update your BIOS if one of the following applies to your situation: 1) You are having problems with your system that may be fixed by updating your BIOS.
2) You have been requested or recommended by Dell technical support to update your BIOS.
3)  You are upgrading the computer operating system or adding hardware, and a BIOS update may be necessary to support the new operating system or hardware.

Q: How do I update my system's BIOS to the latest version?

A: First, ensure that your Dell Support Profile is set. Then, to find the appropriate BIOS update for your system, perform the following steps: 1) Click the Downloads tab.2) Under "Select Your Download Category," choose FlashBIOS Updates. 3) Click Go. 4) Click Dell Dimension System BIOS. 5) Click on the latest available BIOS revision listed under FlashBIOS Updates [BIOS].

Q: Processor fan does not shut off after selecting standby mode.

A: The following Information is applicable for WindowsXP.

Solution 1: -System is still in original factory condition. (HD has not been formated).
In the C:\Dell directory, you will find three files: USBS3KB.reg.; Uwakeon.exe; Uwakeoff.exe.
To fully enable a USB keyboard or mouse to wake from S3, there is a two-step process:
1) Double-click on the USBS3KB.REG file and it will merge a registry key into the registry to enable USB keyboards and mice for S3 standby mode.
2) Double-click on the Uwakeon.exe file. This sets the USB keyboard and mouse settings in Device Manager to �allow this device to bring the computer out of standby�.
Once done, reboot the system and test.
3) Verify the power management settings for both the mouse and keyboard.
Go to Device Manager, Keyboard, in Keyboard properties goto Power Management.
Check the box for 'Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby'.
Then click Apply or Ok.
Follow the same steps for the mouse properties...

Option 2: -System has been formated or changed from original factory condition.
1) Download (Eable_S3.exe) from the Dell files page to your desktop.
http://support.dell.com/FileLib/Format.aspx?ReleaseID=R36030.
2) Launch the file and follow the install prompt.
3) Change the power management settings for the keyboard and mouse in the device manager.
Go to Device Manager, Keyboard, in Keyboard properties goto Power Management. Check the box for 'Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby'. Then click Apply or Ok. Follow the same steps for the mouse properties...

 

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