BIOS Update Error: problem allocating BIOS buffer.

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BIOS Update Error: problem allocating BIOS buffer.

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Hello,

I have an Aurora R4 with AO3 BIOS. I am trying to update to A05 and I keep getting this error: "Error: problem allocating BIOS buffer."

I am doing the flash through a flash drive since I do not have a floppy.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Mike

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  • Hey Skipper, 

    Download BIOS A05 to your desktop, no need to do it from a flash drive. Big Smile

    Luis Pardo
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  • Hey Skipper, 

    Download BIOS A05 to your desktop, no need to do it from a flash drive. Big Smile

    Luis Pardo
    Dell | Alienware Technical Support Alienware Arena
    Opening your case and/or replacing parts yourself does not void your warranty! Check out AW Artificial Intelligence
    For US and Canada, if you have any questions about upgrades contact us at alienwareupgrades@dell.com
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  • It says that I have to run it from BIOS from a dos bootable disk.

    This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable diskette. With the diskette in the floppy drive, reboot the system and run the program.

  • They should remove that line about booting from a bootable floppy since it does work just fine from Windows. Thank you Luis.

  • Pretty confusing line, thanks for the feedback! I'll check on that right away

    Luis Pardo
    Dell | Alienware Technical Support Alienware Arena
    Opening your case and/or replacing parts yourself does not void your warranty! Check out AW Artificial Intelligence
    For US and Canada, if you have any questions about upgrades contact us at alienwareupgrades@dell.com
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