troubleshooting Question

Sys file dumped on desktop after bios flash

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On a Dell 8930 W1064Pro I got a message to flash the bios. URGENT. I downloaded the package and flashed. This left two icons on my computer: "Removed apps.html" and, more problematic, the system file "amifldrv64.sys." Three months ago I also flashed the biosand just the amifldrv64.sys appeared on the desktop. Without too much forethought, I renamed it (I know don't mess with system files), and rebooted and the system went into BSOD loop of restarting. Tried everything to stop it. Went to DOS to try to find the file and rename it and it was gone. I called the local tech I use. They said the only way to recover the machine was to reinstall the OpSys, which, of course, wiped my programs and data. Data was triple backed up, no problem. And whatever the tech did then, he left a "Removed apps.html" list on my desktop.

Now, as I first said, after the "urgent" flash, the same sys file appeared as well as a html list of apps removed (none had been actually removed). It's easy enough to just delete the html file. (I wish I knew why that file, created in a reinstall was back.)  Real problem is the  amifldrv64.sys. Sure, I can set don't show hidden files then add the h attribute to the file and its icon disappears. That's fine of an .ini, but I think leaving a sys file on the desktop is begging for trouble.  

On the Dell forum site there are suggestions that, conflated, come down to this: make copies of the amifldrv64.sys that is on the desktop, put one copy in system.32 and another in sysWOW64, then go back to desktop and rename to something like, reboot, if all's well move the renamed file to a storage folder.

BUT THERE IS NO REPORT FROM THE USER WHO WAS ADVISED TO TRY THE ABOVE. Instead, he asked the same question again. Thus I bring the problem and a solution proposed by a user here, hoping one of you has had the same problem.
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