I have to admit I am a little out of my depth here. I am trying to do a universal restore (to a computer with different hardware) on a Dell laptop using Acronis True image. Acronis needs the driver information to be in inf. sys. or oem formats. I have downloaded the complete set for the model in question as exe. files from the Dell website and am trying to extract them with Universal Extractor to a set of folders then tell Acronis were to look for them. All of the exe. format files extract Ok except the BIOS drivers. When I attemt to extract them I get the following message from Universal Extractor " F:\Dell laptop drivers\E6330A14.exe cannot be extracted. Filetype returned was: Microsoft Visual C++ v6.0 DLL [Overlay]* ". Can anyone tell me what the problem is (in terms I might be able to understand) and if there is anyway to get around it.
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Can't extract .exe file with Universal Extractor
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Progress at last thank you very much. The laptop is a Dell Latitude E6330 and the service tag number is 8RGFRY1 and here is the link to the page I downloaded them from
I had consdered the possibility that these were only updates not the original files, but were to from here.
Posted Today, 05:20 PM
Basically, unless you are aware of a problem with the BIOS, then I would advise that you leave it alone. If you are aware of a real need to update the BIOS, then you can check these out for instructions on how to do so - https://www.dell.com...s1/SLN129956/EN and/or
- as generic Dell examples. As stated above, the BIOS is NOT a driver, but is handled as a separate stand-alone procedure. Be very careful to follow instructions EXACTLY, because it is possible to completely brick your computer if things go wrong. Hence my suggestion to leave it alone unless you know of a real need to update the BIOS.
Since you say you were able to successfully extract the rest of the actual drivers, what other specific information do you need?
Cheers and Regards
Edited by bphlpt, Today, 05:21 PM.
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