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By Dom123
Jul 9, 2005
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  1. i just got battlefield 2 and it doest work as i need to update the firmware on the disc drive. i have a fujitsu siemens with windows xp and my driver is HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B. Can any1 help me please?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    If you go to your drive manufacturers website you should be able to find the fimware update you are looking for, if there is one.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    how do u install it???
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    There should be installation instructions either on the website where you got it from, or perhaps a readme file in the download itself.

    Other than that you may just need to run the setup file, and follow the on screen instructions.

    Regards Howard :cool:
  5. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    i had to install it on to a floppy disk, there is 2 files in it, flashup and TO42FOOB.DLD. When i double click on flashup it says it is not suitable for runnin in ms-dos but it has to be in ms-dos to work. puke: Please help
  6. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    There is no installation instructions.
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Ok. If you point me to where you got it from, I will try to find the installation instructions for you.

    Also have you tried booting from the floppy?

    Regards Howard :cool:
  8. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

  9. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Here is someting i found but i cant really understand any of it, im sure u computer pros will no wat to do :) How do u boot to real dos??????

    LG GDR-8161B Auto Reset Firmware

    An Auto Reset firmware is an RPC2 firmware where the counters and region
    selection are stored in RAM and not committed to flash. Every time you
    power up your system or reboot, the counters and region will reset so that
    no region is selected and you have 5 user changes. Your player software or
    operating system will prompt you to select a region whenever a disc from
    a different region is inserted. If you use discs from multiple regions
    this should not come as a surprise, but if you always use discs from the
    same region you will see it every time you restart the drive. It resets
    itself, if you don't understand this then you probably don't need to use
    this firmware.

    In all other respects the drive will function and report as normal.

    There is a BETA RPC1 firmware for those who absolutely have to have one.

    All these OEM firmwares have been tested on a singular drive, other
    users have tested them on their own OEM drives.

    F FUJITSU T042 3-Sep-2002

    U 0102 15-Mar-2003

    D HP/COMPAQ 0046 9-Jul-2003

    We suggest you use the firmware that matches what you have now.

    Firmware from a different OEM appears to work, but don't come complaining
    if it doesn't.

    Flashing this firmware requires some risk on your part. If you are not
    comfortable with this please do not proceed. We have tested them, but
    cannot guarantee they will work or flash correctly in any environment
    out of our control.

    The update requires a boot to Real DOS, and that you have ~500K memory free,
    so DOS will need to load high, and don't load any drivers. Booting a DOS
    hard drive is perfectly good. If you do not have a floppy drive, or other
    means of booting DOS, you should consider making a Boot CD and copying the
    program and flash image to a RAM drive before flashing. We would do this
    for you, but we are lazy.

    The command line to use depends on your system, thus

    flashup xxxxauto.dld 0 /C /O (Primary Master)
    flashup xxxxauto.dld 1 /C /O (Primary Slave)
    flashup xxxxauto.dld 2 /C /O (Secondary Master)
    flashup xxxxauto.dld 3 /C /O (Secondary Slave)
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Here`s what you need to do.

    Put a blank floppy into your drive, and from within my computer right click on your floppy drive and select format.

    Once your floppy disk has been formatted, right click on your floppy drive again, and select format, and create ms dos startup disk.

    Once this has completed, put the firmware files onto the floppy disk.

    Now reboot your computer with the floppy disk still in your drive. It should boot from the floppy disk. If it doesn`t you may need to go into your bios and set the boot priority to floppy(A)/cd-rom/hdd and save and exit.

    The command line to use depends on your system, thus

    flashup xxxxauto.dld 0 /C /O (Primary Master)
    flashup xxxxauto.dld 1 /C /O (Primary Slave)
    flashup xxxxauto.dld 2 /C /O (Secondary Master)
    flashup xxxxauto.dld 3 /C /O (Secondary Slave)


    You need to type one of the above commands at the dos prompt making sure you type it exactly including the spaces before the forward slashes.

    You type the command which corresponds to the position of the drive you are trying to flash. Example if your drive is set as secondary master, then you would type the third command in the list above which corrisponds to that.

    Regards Howard :cool:
  11. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Thanks alot for ur help, i installed the firmware but the game still isnt workin. :(
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Go HERE and read my post. This is because we need your full system specs.

    Does your sytem meet the minimum system requirements for the game?

    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game?

    Regards Howard :)
  13. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    It doesnt install, when i put the disk in the drive it makes a tickin noise but the computer doesnt detect the disk. My computer does meet the min spec and it plays games like half life 2 without any problems.
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    The ticking noise is your drive attempting to read the disk.

    Perhaps the disk itself is faulty. Have you run a cd lense cleaner through your drive.

    Regards Howard :cool:
  15. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    How do u do that?
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Does your drive read most other disks ok?

    A cd lense cleaner is a cd that has small brushes attatched to the playing surface of the disk. You simply put it in your drive and follow the instructions.

    Usually this means skipping to the cleaning track when prompted to do so.

    They are not expensive to buy typically around $10 or so.

    Regards Howard :)
  17. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Yea my drive never had any problems before
  18. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    That`s why I said it might be the game disk itself that`s faulty.

    Look at the disk carefully. Can you see any fingermarks, or scratches etc?

    Can you take the game back and get a new copy?

    Regards Howard :cool:
  19. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    There is a small scratch but its not deep.
  20. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Lets say the disk isnt faulty, is there anything u can do?
  21. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    If the disk isn`t faulty, then your drive should read it. The fact that your disk has a scratch on it may be all that it needs to not work correctly.

    Couple this with the fact that your drive reads other disks fine, and you are left with what appears to be a faulty game disk.

    Regards Howard :cool:
  22. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Other computers can detect the disk so it isnt faulty. "This game contains technology intended to prevent copyin and it may conflict with some dvd-rom disc drives. You may need to update your firmware to fix this problem" That is wat it says in the game manual, maybe the firmware update didnt work?
  23. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    When you did the firmware update unless you got any errors, it would`ve worked.

    The fact that your disk works on other computer doesn`t mean much.

    Perhaps your drive is just very picky. If you can`t run a cd lense cleaner though your drive, I can only think of two options.

    1 takes the game back and get another copy
  24. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    When you did the firmware update, unless you got any errors, it would`ve worked.

    The fact that your disk works on other computers doesn`t mean much.

    Perhaps your drive is just very picky. If you can`t run a cd lense cleaner though your drive,(and even if you do it may not help) I can only think of two options.

    1 take the game back and get another copy.

    2 change your drive for anotherone.

    I really can`t think of anything else that would solve your problem.

    Regards Howard :confused:
  25. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Ok np. Thanks alot for your help without u i would have been totally lost. :D

    Oh and one more ting, how much would a average drive that can take dvds cost??
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