HLDS GCR-8240N, Slim 24x CD-ROM, v.1.10, A01

This is a DOS based firmware flash utility that will update the HLDS GCR-8240N CD-ROM (Dell Part number P8403) to firmware revision 1.10.

Fixes & Enhancements

Version 1.10

-Firmware upgrade improves the HLDS GCR-8240N 24X Slim CD-ROM drive's ability to read marginal media.


Version 1.10, A01


Removable Storage

Release date

19 Oct 2005

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R110081.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 226 KB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft MS-DOS
Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
Red Hat Ent Linux 3
Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9.0
Novell Netware
Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000
Windows Server 2003 x64
Installation instructions
Instructions for R110081.EXE


1. Click the Download Now link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package
2. Click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
After the files are extracted the message all files were successfully unzipped will appear.
5. Click the OK button to exit from the installer.

Note: You will need to provide a bootable DOS Floppy diskette or a bootable DOS Memory Key.
This package does not contain DOS system files.

Warning! Do not power cycle system during Firmware Flash Process.

Firmware Flash Procedure

1. Copy the files extracted from the Zip package to a bootable DOS Floppy diskette or a bootable DOS Memory Key.
2. Boot to the bootable DOS Floppy diskette or bootable DOS Memory Key.
3. The autoexec.bat will run and the firmware flash will begin automatically.
4. When the firmware flash completes successfully remove the bootable DOS Floppy diskette or bootable DOS Memory Key.
5. Power cycle the System.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).