dvdflash.txt Driver File Contents (hitachi.zip)

FILENAME:  DVDFLASH.exe

SYSTEMS SUPPORTED
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2163, 2139, 2158, and 2164 model Aptivas with Hitachi DVD-ROM drives installed.


DESCRIPTION
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Firmware update for Hitachi DVD-ROM drives.


EXTRACTING THE UPDATE
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1. Select Start -> Find -> Files and folders.
2. Type 'dvdflash.exe' (without the '') in the search box then click on Find Now.
3. This will locate the dvdflash.exe file you just downloaded.
4. Double click the icon for dvdflash.exe
5. Place a clean 3.25" 1.44Mb floppy disk in the diskette drive.
6. Press the Enter key to begin extracting the files to the diskette.
7. Click the X in the upper right-hand corner of the dvdflash window to close it.


INSTALLING THE UPDATE
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1. Leave the disk you just extracted in the floppy drive.
2. Select Start -> Shutdown -> Restart, then click on Yes.
3. The computer will boot to the floppy disk and check to see if your system requires the update.
4. If the update is applicable, the program will update the firmware on the DVD drive.
5. After the update is complete, remove the disk from the drive and restart your computer by
   pressing the power switch and holding it until the computer powers off, wait 10 seconds, then 
   press the power button again to power the system back on.



Important NOTE:
Updating the firmware on the DVD-ROM drive MAY result in an error like
"You cannot play this DVD in this region" when you try to play a DVD
movie.  To correct this IF it occurs, do the following:

BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING STEPS!

1. Select Start -> Run, type Regedit in the box then press Enter.
2. Navigate the tree to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT.
3. Delete any registry keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT
   that begin with the letter 'G'.
4. Play an encrypted  DVD from the correct region.  (The region you
   reside in.  e.g. "1" for the United States.)  Do not use an
   unregionalized DVD first.




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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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