Driver Details

HLDS GCE-8160B 16X CDRW, v. 2.11, A03

HLDS GCE-8160B 16X CDRW firmware update to 2.11

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes Eject issue with IMAPI in Windows XP.
Fixes an issue with Roxio 5.1 in Windows XP when writing to CDRW with Direct CD.


Version 2.11, A03


Removable Storage

Release date

12 Oct 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011



Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:D3E51503.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 525KB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Supported Operating Systems

Windows 98
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP

Applies to

GCE-8160B 16X CDRW

Installation instructions

1. Download the D3E51503.exe to a directory on your hard drive. The file
downloaded is a self-extracting executable.
2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
3. After the files have been unpacked to a formatted diskette. Reboot the
system with the diskette in the floppy drive and follow the onscreen

Important Information

This software creates a bootable diskette that will update Firmware on the
HLDS GCE-8160B 16X CDRW to 2.11.
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