TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family MS7254) VERSION: 1.08 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This package contains a utility to update the System BIOS (ROM) for the listed desktop models (with a MS7254 ROM Family). This utility works with the listed operating systems. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP35311 SUPERSEDES: SP34649 EFFECTIVE DATE: April 2, 2007 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP Compaq dx2200 Microtower PC: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition 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: - Enhances the BIOS so the computer beeps when no memory is plugged in (previously the computer would show the error only by using the LED on the front of the computer). - Updates ATI Surround View code in the ROM. - Enhances the BIOS so the computer posts a Warning message when different memory technology is installed in DIMM banks 1 and 2 (for example, if one DIMM is using 8 IC on the board and the other DIMM is using 16 IC on the board). FIXES: - Fixes an intermittent issue where the computer may stop responding (hang) when entering the F10 menu. PREREQUISITES: None INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: WARNING: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR ATTEMPT TO REBOOT THE COMPUTER DURING THE UPDATE PROCESS! 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 Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Vista operating system environment). NOTE: After the files have been unpacked, the .EXE file that was downloaded in Step 1 can be deleted, if desired. Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.