[QUOTE=nebulalbn;2566126]I tried all of the updates you suggested, plus the flasher software … none of them were able to update this particular OEM drive while in safe mode … appears the programming is able to recognize this drive in safe mode but unable to complete the update tasks involved …
OK, that is not normal … the process I described should work … or in the worst case scenario Flasher should work - at least it should dump your firmware without any problem! We need to know what the error messages are so we can see what’s wrong …
Also some details about your computer would be useful (which controller is your drive connected to, which drivers is your controller using and if the drive is set up in AHCI or IDE mode …
If its AHCI, this sometimes can cause problems…
HP’s OEM update software (which provides a brief description for each update, critical or recommended and for a particular os such as Vista and Windows 7) displays an error to the effect that the current system does not meet min. requirements.
Right, that sounds like the LG update program has been compiled specifically for Vista/Seven and its not working in XP. In this case what you can do is to extract the main and the core part of the firmware with Flasher (option -r) and then flash the main firmware with Flasher. Flashing the core is not necessary.
The retail programming produced errors (two errors - i believe may have been access errors, forgot to write them down) … the update program just hung and wasn’t able to either initialize or complete the update.
Again we need the exact error messages …
The flasher software was able to see the device ID using the -D switch but was unable to dump any of the memory from the drive while in safe mode GH12N or when flashed to GH10N.
First, the drive doesn’t need to be in safe mode for Flasher to work.
Secondly, just to make sure, this is what you did, right?:
Assuming the drive ID was 1, then you attempted to dump the firmware using:
flasher -d 1 -m main_firmware.bin
flasher -d 1 -c core_firmware.bin
Try it again, with the drive in normal operation mode, and post the log here so we can see the error message.
Safe Mode works for this drive … ID showed to be GH12L … (appears to have erased the main firmware memory leaving the core (COR O) memory intact … essentially disabling the drive’s functions, only the drive’s ID is available for processing)
Putting the drive in safe mode does not erase the main firmware. The main firmware is still there and once you reboot the machine the drive goes back to its usual self…
By the way, one important thing with LG drives: once you flash the firmware you need to power down completely (shot down rather than reboot, as a reboot doesn’t always cut the power to the drive completely, and this is necessary for the flash to succeed).
The GH10N firmware (I remember being downloaded from Lenovo’s web site as an update for one of their Thinkcentre computers, uncertain whether the update software is written OEM specific for their OE drive? did not try any of the other GH10N updates found on other sites) … the updated firmware used EV0-00, has no problem flashing this drive to a GH10N either as a GH10L or while in safe mode … GH12L.[/QUOTE]
Can you let me have a copy of this firmware please (you can upload it to mediafire.com) or post a link to it if you have it? I’ll have a look at it …
I suggest you try to dump your firmware with Flasher first and post the log here, along with some details about your computer (as requested above) and then we’ll take it from there…