PXIe-8840 Quad-Core Firmware and Additional Drivers Readme

June 2021

This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for PXIe-8840 Quad-Core Firmware and Additional Drivers.

BIOS Firmware Installation Instructions

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BIOS Firmware Installation Instructions

Note  The BIOS for this controller is larger than the storage available on a single floppy. You need a USB flash drive to boot the controller and flash the BIOS from DOS.

Complete the following steps to install the update:

  1. Obtain a USB flash drive that may be overwritten if necessary.
  2. Convert the USB flash drive to a bootable device that can boot DOS or EFI Shell by running CreateUSBUtilityDisk.exe.
  3. Insert the USB flash drive into your controller.
  4. Complete the following steps to set up your controller to boot first from the USB flash drive:
    1. While the controller boots, press <Delete> to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. (Note all changes made. You may need to reset them after completing the BIOS update.)
    2. Navigate to LabVIEW RT»Boot Configuration and ensure that Windows/Other OS is set. If you changed anything, press <F10-Yes-Enter> to save and reboot.
    3. If needed, while rebooting press <Delete> to enter the BIOS Setup Utility again.
    4. Navigate to Advanced»SATA Configuration»SATA Mode Selection and select IDE.
    5. Navigate to Advanced»USB Configuration and enable Legacy USB Support. This setting is not required for BIOS update via EFI Shell.
    6. Navigate to Advanced»USB Configuration»Mass Storage Devices and select Auto.
    7. Navigate to Boot»Hard Drive BBS Priorities and move USB to the top of the list (Boot Option #1).
    8. Navigate to Boot»Boot Option #1 and make sure USB is at the top of the list.
    9. Press <F10-Yes-Enter> to save and reboot.
  5. Once the controller boots into DOS or EFI Shell, follow the onscreen instructions to flash your BIOS.
  6. Once the system starts the BIOS update process, you must let the program complete. Failure to do so will corrupt the system and it will no longer boot.
  7. Once the program finishes, remove the USB flash drive and reboot the controller.

If a problem occurs during the flash, contact NI technical support for assistance.

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