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Old 20 Jan 2002, 04:59 AM   #1
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Angry No Help for flashing firmware

I read somewhere that the files required to flash the firmware are 2:
the file to execute (.exe or .com) and a BIN file
But usually there is an help or readme file with it.
I didn't find this readme file for

QSI dvd-rom sdr-081 EMR6

and i'm not sure how to safely proceed flashing without sending to hell my dvd hardware


Can somebody please help me?
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Old 20 Jan 2002, 05:51 AM   #2
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Ease,

If you are running Win95/98, all you need to do is put the .com or .exe file onto the root of your c:\ drive (makes things easier), then boot into pure DOS (not a DOS prompt), using the boot menu. Then simply run the file and that should be it. If you have Win2K/Me/XP you'll need to get a Win95/98 boot disc and do the same as above. Simple. Just DON'T try to flash your drive in Windows, as there is too much danger of Windows interupting the process and f*cking your drive.

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Old 20 Jan 2002, 06:18 AM   #3
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Ok. I've got windows xp
I have downloaded win 98 boot.
I put it now on a cd.rom
After i put the 2 files (.exe and .bin) in c:\firmware\
i boot from cd and get to dos
i tipe c:\firmware\Qfsdr081.exe (the name of MY file)
and this is all?
hoping for the best i send a big
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Old 20 Jan 2002, 07:12 AM   #4
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Yep, that's it!


Bit of a waste of a CD though isn't it? I would have used a 3.5 inch disk myself.



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Old 20 Jan 2002, 07:39 AM   #5
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Thank you again for your help.
Do you know where i can find a boot disk for win 98 on the web?

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Old 20 Jan 2002, 09:57 AM   #6
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Default boot with WIN XP

If you want the reply for my last question here it is!

"You cannot flash firmware from an MS-DOS Window within any version of Windows. Since you are using WinXP you'll need to flash from a "Real DOS" boot floppy. You can get one here:

http://www.putergeek.com/downloads/#winme_plain

I recommend that you use "winme_plain_boot_disk.exe" as this creates a minimal boot disk without drivers that is ideal for flashing. Put a good quality floppy in your drive and (within Windows) double-click on the EXE file. It will write the boot disk to the floppy. Also copy the flash utility and firmware files to this floppy. Reboot your machine (after setting the BIOS to boot from floppy, if necessary) and then run the flash program as per instructions. "
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