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HLDS 8X CD-RW Slimline GCE 8080N, v. 2.06, A04
Firmware update for "HLDS GCE 8080N Drive"
Release Date 2/14/2002
Importance: Optional
Version: 2.06,A04

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Firmware update for "HLDS GCE 8080N 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

Firmware update for "HLDS 8X CDRW Drive" GCE-8080N 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 2.06. When flash update is complete, remove the floppy disc and then reboot the system.


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Applies to

  • 8X CD-RW Slimline GCE 8080N

Fixes & Enhancements

This firmware fixes a media interchange issue under Windows XP.

Installation instructions

* Follow these steps to install
You will need a blank formatted 1.44MB floppy disk to proceed with the 
flashing process.

Steps to flash drive:

1. Download the D4P66604.exe file to a known directory.

2. Once the download is complete, navigate to the file and double click on 
it to run the executable.

3. Follow the instruction prompts provided.

4. Once the flash disk has been created, restart your computer with the 
floppy in drive A. The flash process will begin automatically.            


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