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HLDS GCR-8481B HH 48X CD-ROM, v.2.02, A01

DOS based firmware flash utility update for "HLDS GCR-8481B 48X CD-ROM Drive" Dell Part number 9N019.

Version

  • Version 2.02, A01

Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft MS-DOS
  • Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
  • Red Hat Linux 6.2
  • Red Hat Linux 7.0
  • Red Hat Linux 8.0
  • Red Hat Linux 9.0
  • Novell Netware
  • MS Windows Server 2003
  • MS Windows NT 4.0
  • MS Windows 2000

Applies to

GCR-8481B HH 48X CD-ROM;

Date

Release date
08 Jun 2004
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

Importance

Urgent. Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.

Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BR77604.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 873KB
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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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


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 2.02. 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.

Fixes & Enhancements

This firmware prevents an issue in which the HLDS GCR-8481B 48x CD-ROM drive does not properly support a particular command sent to it by some software applications. It has been reported to occur on Mandrake Linux 9.2, but may occur with other operating systems and applications. This problem can result in corrupted firmware rendering the drive inoperable. It is highly recommended that you update this firmware as soon as possible to prevent this from occurring.

Installation instructions



Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for BR77604.exe

Download

1. Click Download Now, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In:
window appears.
3. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
icon appears on your desktop.

Hard Drive Floppy Disk Creation

1. Get 1 blank, formatted floppy disks.
2. Double-click the new icon (it looks like a floppy diskette) on
the desktop. The Self-Extractor window appears.
3. Click Setup. An black 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.
5. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
6. Press the [ENTER] key. A message appears indicating that all
data on the disk will be erased.
7. Press the [y] key and then press the [ENTER] key.
The files are copied to the floppy diskette. If the procedure requires
more than one diskette, repeat steps 5 – 7 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.

Install

1. Insert the first (or the only) disk of the set into the Floppy
drive.
2. Click Start, click Shutdown, click Restart, and then click OK.
Windows XP Users need only click restart.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.





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