WHATSNEW.TXT Driver File Contents (HP_Vectra_VE5_BiosGL0511.exe)

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                    HP VECTRA VE 5/XX SERIES 1
                                 
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  Revision No       Revision date        HP Flashing utility &
                                         version
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  GL.05.11          9 February 1999      HPINIT  A.04.11 or later
                                 
                                 
  
                                 
                             LANGUAGES
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  This BIOS is available in English only
                                 
                                 
                                 
           FIXES / NEW FEATURES / UPGRADE RECOMMENDATION
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        Bug fixed or enhancements since GL.05.10:
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        Fixed the year 199x bug during the RTC correction:

1) Remove the '199' hardcoded digit.
2) Added code that turns back the RTC correctly when the RTC has made a decade 
   or Century change. (e.g.  if the PC has been off for a while and a user 
   turns it on Dec 31, 1999 just before midnight, if the RTC has drifted into 
   the new year, it will be corrected back into the year 1999.)
3) Added code to alert user if the PC has been off for more than a year.  
   (The RTC software fix only supports up to a year.)
4) Added code to update the special CMOS bytes used in the RTC software fix, 
   (69h - 70h), if the user set time using the SETUP utility.  This time will 
   be considered accurate. 
5) Modified routine set_time slightly to make it read less complicated.
6) Found a bug in adjust_from_drift routine, it was returning with a JMP 
   instead of a RET instruction.  This amazingly never caused a problem, but 
   was logically incorrect.


     
     UPGRADE RECOMMENDATION
       [ ] All users upgrade    [ ] Hardware subsystem specific
       [ ] OS specific upgrade  [ ] Motherboard revision specific
       [X] Problem specific     
                                 
                                 
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             WHY DOES HEWLETT-PACKARD ROLL THE BIOS ?
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  Minimizing the number of the revisions of the BIOS is an
  objective of Hewlett-Packard. However Hewlett-Packard may have
  to release new revisions for any one of the following reasons :
  
  ENHANCEMENTS
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  This is the case when a major new feature is available on the
  market. Good examples are Microsoft Windows 95, a new level of
  the Plug and Play standard, a new level of the PCI standard.
  
  PROCUREMENT ASSURANCE
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  Hewlett-Packard qualifies an additional supplier for a
  component in order to secure the procurement.
  
  COMPONENT ROLL
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  A semiconductor supplier introduces a new version of a
  component, and stops the production of the previous version for
  technological improvement reasons.
  
  QUALITY
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  To improve the quality, Hewlett-Packard has to make use of a
  more reliable component, or to implement a design change.
  
  COST
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  Hewlett-Packard uses a different supplier which can supply the
  equivalent component at a much lower price.
  
  BUG FIX
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  Bugs discovered in the previous version are fixed.
  
  
                            DISCLAIMER
                                 
                                 
  The information in this document is subject to change without
  notice.
  
  Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to
  this material, including, but not limited to, the implied
  warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
  purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors
  contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in
  connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this
  material.
  
  This document contains proprietary information that is
  protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of
  this document may be reproduced, photocopied, or translated to
  another language without the prior written consent of Hewlett-
  Packard Company.

                                 
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      END OF HP VECTRA VL 5/xx Series 3 BIOS REVISION HISTORY
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