Help updating firmware HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B

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#1

I just installed an old LG DVD-ROM drive model HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B, and I tryed updating the firmware but when I put in the command line in DOS it says “Vendor ID check error and Device ID check error” any suggestions?


#2

You have an OEM drive, your drive expects OEM firmware.


#3

Well I relized that and now when i’m in DOS and I start the firmwasre update it tells me I don’t have enough memory required??? how do I fix this cuase theres no way I actually dont have enough memory


#4

You dont have because you are in DOS.
Start from a clean bootable DOS disk, not using HIMEM.SYS etc.


#5

Thanks for the help, I’ll try that next and post again if I hae any more trouble :bigsmile:


#6

Is there any way to boot into true DOS on windows XP without a floppy disc, I have a computer I built with windows 98 but no floppy disc’s


#7

Nope. Not with XP.

You either could create a small DOS parition or use an usb drive.


#8

aahh, sorry the true DOS question was irrelevent to my problem, thanks for the answer though I appreciate your help alot


#9

Start from a clean bootable DOS disk, not using HIMEM.SYS etc.

how would I go about doing this, becuase all I need is to install this damn firmware update and I got everything going but the memory problem


#10

The bootable disk only needs the (hidden) .sys files and command.com.
If the flasher & firmware wont fit, put them on a second disk and swap them when you have booted up.


#11

thanks for all the help