DVR-108 Firmware files not recognized in DOS

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#1

I know DOS quite well but I just can’t work this out. I can’t get the .118 files to be recognized in DOS. They won’t be recognized by DVRFlash either. It says “no such file or directory”.

Directories:
c:\108\win32
c:\108\dos

I’ve got the firmware files in all directories. in windows i’m using the win32 directory and dos in DOS. *** If i try to rename a file eg. “ren R8100008.114 08.144” (in DOS or cmd), it will say “system cannot find the specified file”, but if i do it in xp it can do it fine. *** my point being that it cannot see the files, so how is dvrFlash supposed to find them. I’ve read all the files about other people having the same problems (but they were having problems with lack of DOS knowledge eg. not having the files in the same directory as the dvrflash file) and all of them solved it, but I can’t get it to work. I’ve also re-downloaded the files and also tried the v1.18 files.

Please help me some kind person.


#2

Ehrm, I think you have a problem with folders & the flasher options…
Which files are in the SAME folder and which command have you tried???

BTW, what kind of DOS do you mean?
Do you try to access the hdd after booting from a floppydisk?


#3

C:\Documents and Settings\Mark\108\win32
DVRFlash.exe
R8100008.114
R8100108.114

C:\Documents and Settings\Mark\108\DOS
R8100008.114
R8100108.114
addDev.com
ASPI.SYS
cwsdpmi.exe
delDev.com
DVRFlash.exe

C:\Documents and Settings\Mark\108 (i know this is stupid but just trying anything)
R8100008.114
R8100108.114

With all of these I’ve tried
DVRFlash -vf 0.0.0 R8100008.114 R8100108.114
DVRFlash -vf f: R8100008.114 R8100108.114 (or e: in real DOS)
DVRFlash -v 0.0.0 R8100108.114
DVRFlash -v f: R8100108.114

shouldn’t i also be able to say “ren R8100108.114 108.144”? why won’t DOS recognize the file? it says it can’t find it (not so in windows explorer).

I’ve tried all in the command window and also Real DOS using a startup disk that i’ve made bootable. I’ve used DOS for 10 years but i’m clearly doing something wrong. Thanks for your help with this Chef.


#4

Chef I worked it out for v1.14 but not for v1.18.

I tried using a capital F: rather than f:. The programmer must have written it to look for a capital. I don’t know why 0.0.0 didn’t work but anywayz.

It’s saying the same thing for the v1.18. "fopen(): no such file or directory Can’t open firmware file ‘R8100008.118’ "

any ideas. again i’m doing the same thing. I’ve got the 2 firmware files in the win32 directory with the dvrflash.exe file. i’m within the win32 directory executing dvrflash -vf F: R8100008.118 R8100108.118


#5

That means you are using an old version of DVRFlash. Use v2.

It’s saying the same thing for the v1.18. "fopen(): no such file or directory Can’t open firmware file ‘R8100008.118’ "

any ideas. again i’m doing the same thing. I’ve got the 2 firmware files in the win32 directory with the dvrflash.exe file. i’m within the win32 directory executing dvrflash -vf F: R8100008.118 R8100108.118

In the w32 folder, just run DVRFlash only. You must use v2.
Don’t use the kernel file if it’s not necessary!

Try with

DVRFlash -v F: R8100108.118

FIRST.


#6

Hey Chef

didn’t notice your reply just then so i’ve been working away at this problem. It was really bizarre. I renamed them to R1.1 and R2.1 and then suddenly it could be seen by DOS. Now if i say ren R1.1 R01.1 it accepts it. when i was saying R1.188 R01.188 it couldn’t see the file, so how could dvrflash find the file. that’s why it was rejecting it all the time. why it couldn’t see a .188 file I am not sure. and why it would accept a .144 file after i finally learnt to type the drive letter as a capital, I’m not sure either. anyway it’s done. Yes I am using DVRFlasher V2.0. thanks for the suggestions though. Now it says that it’s still locked but user changes left n/a. does that mean that i have to worry about using region-free software still?

thanks Chef. Keep cooking!


#7

Older versions of DVRFlash wanted to see the driveletter in CAPITAL …
If you have used an RPC-1 firmware it should be RPC-1 now. You have to use a software like Regionkiller also.
Reboot after flashing. Windows region info sucks, don’t trust it. It should disappear anyway with an RPC-1 patch.


#8

Thanks Chef. May women find your cooking spicy.


#9

Huh, didn’t know I gave out freebies… :smiley:

As long as the tester not dies it’s eatable … probably.

OK, does it work now as expected?


#10

Yes sort of. I learnt a lesson. I ticked “enable dvd region killer” (in the and then saw default region and i clicked Australia. then i started up DISCInfo155 and it said that the region setting is set and I only have 4 changes left (whereas before it was 5). so i unticked “enable dvd region killer” and it now is back to “user changes left - n/a”. and dvd region killer says it’s region free. it’s so annoying that i’ve had to go through all of that. my last dvd burner was a TDK which i bought in Bangkok. it was region free already but was only 4x and pretty sh*t really lol. This pioneer is very nice but the region stuff is a hassle but at least it’s done now. Thanks again.