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HLDS GCR-8481B HH 48X CD-ROM, v.JV2DE108, A00
DOS based firmware flash utility update for "HLDS GCR-8481B 48X CD ROM Drive".
Release Date 11/10/2003
Importance: Optional
Version: JV2DE108,A00

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DOS based firmware flash utility update for "HLDS GCR-8481B 48X CD ROM Drive".

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Important Information

This is a DOS based utility. The update will create a bootable diskette that must be used under DOS (not under Windowed DOS box). This flash will update the drive's firmware to 1.08. You must remove the floppy disc and reboot the system before using the drive.If the firmware reflash fails ( e.g., system hangs, etc. ), reboot the system and try again.


Dimension 2100
Dimension 2200
Dimension 2300
Dimension 4200 (Germany and Japan Only)
Dimension 4300
Dimension 4300S
Dimension 4400
Dimension 4500
Dimension 4500S
Dimension 8100
Dimension 8200
OptiPlex GX150
OptiPlex GX240
OptiPlex GX400
OptiPlex GX50
Precision 330
Precision 340
Precision 530
Operating Systems
MS Windows NT 4.0
MS Windows 2000
MS Windows XP

Applies to

  • GCR-8481B HH 48X CD-ROM

Fixes & Enhancements

This firmware fixes a Linux Mandrake 9.2 and HLDS 48X CD ROM drive incompatibility issue.

Installation instructions

Hard Drive Floppy Disk Creation for BR69182.exe

1.	Get 1 blank, formatted floppy disks.
2.	Click the new icon on the desktop.  The Self-Extractor window appears.
3.	Click Setup.  An MS-DOS window appears with a message indicating that you need 1 floppy diskettes.
4.	Press the [ENTER] key.  A message appears prompting you to insert a blank floppy diskette. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
5.	Press the [ENTER] key.  A message appears indicating that all data on the disk will be erased.
6.	Press the [y] key and then press the [ENTER] key.  The files are copied to the floppy diskette.  Once the files have been copied to the diskette a message appears prompting you to insert the second diskette.
7.	Repeat steps 4 – 6 until you reach the end of the diskette set. 
8.	After all the files have been copied to the last floppy disk, press the [ENTER] key and the MS-DOS window closes.

Floppy Disk Setup.exe

1.	Insert the first disk of the set or the only disk.
2.	Click Start and then click Run.
3.	In the Open textbox, type a:\setup.
4.	Follow the on-screen instructions.            


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