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GCC4240N
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HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N driver

All,
 
I am having some trouble with the DVD drive on my laptop.  When playing, (any), DVD's my laptop freezes and then "blue-screens".  The blue-screen states that it could be either a hardware fault or a driver error.
 
To remidy this I have been trying to find a driver update for the HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N supplied with my laptop.  The Dell driver download section does not hold the correct driver, (GCC 4241 but no 4240), and I have been unable to find a driver update on the net, (found lots of firmware updates that don't do anything!).
 
Can anyone point me in the direction of the nearest driver update please?
 
Cheers!
 
 
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SabreTooth
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Re: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N driver

The problem would be with your DVD software and not drivers. What are you using to play DVDs??? Have you tried several DVDs??? Use WinDVD. There's a WinDVD patch for XP as well
 
  
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GCC4240N
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Re: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N driver

Cheers for the reply SabreTooth. 

I have tried loads of DVD's and they all fall over in the same spectacular manner.  I am using WinDVD on XP, and have been for about a year without problems.  This issue only started over the weekend.....

 

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SabreTooth
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Re: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N driver

  • Flash the BIOS using the HDD version from the Dell Downloads section at support.dell.com
  • Once this is done, download and install the Video drivers
  • Download and install DirectX 9 from the internet
  • If still nogo, reinstall WinDVD
  • If still nogo, and the issue is only with DVDs,backup data & reinstall the OS

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