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Sarah on December 11, 2005
HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

I have a problem with my HL DT-ST-CD-RW GCE-8400B and I can't find a driver , can someone help me. Thank you.
Alan on December 22, 2005
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

There is no separate driver for the GCE-8400B.

I had problmes with question marks next to the drive in Device Manager. The following article from MS Knowledgebase helped (320553):

"CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive appears to be missing after you install Windows XP"

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320553

Best regards,
Alan
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Michael on March 21, 2006
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

When I insert a blank disc into this drive it says incorect fuction, but it reads other dics that have stuff on them. what can i do to fix this?
karl on May 13, 2006
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

yes i have the same error. please, i know that the drive/driver is supposed to be automatically installed and inside of windows, but it is not working. in my hardware tree inside of windows it doesn't recognize either my hl drive or my dvd drive. both have error messages as above in the hardware device profile
Edgar on June 23, 2006
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

my does not detetect
my HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B does not detect cds, not even of natural music cds
Snowbomb7 on August 21, 2006
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

Dude this blows.
Why doesnt XP recognize my drives???

Very Frustrating!!!
Wink Dinkerson on January 8, 2007
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

My HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B has an explanation point in the device manager tree,

I get this error...
Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)

---Info on Code 37---
Code 37
Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)


Recommended resolution


The driver returned failure from its DriverEntry routine. Uninstall the driver, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall or upgrade the driver.

On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.
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I did as the info said and still have the explanation point.
Kim on January 21, 2007
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

I have the same problem Wink does. Both my CD and DVD drivers have the exclamation point next to them. I have uninstalled and reinstalled my drivers and I keep getting an error message stating that the registry is damaged. It also states that I have no history to roll back to. How do I fix them?
Wink Dinkerson on February 2, 2007
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

Check this thread out http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dim_cdrom&thread.id=130456&view=by_date_ascending&page=1
I got the explanation point out of device manager, and my Drive is showing in My computer now.

Disc still are not playing but keep an eye on the thread we'll probably work that issue out also.
ken on November 6, 2007
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

autorun was working before i updated windows xp to sp2 now it stopped,can anyone tell me what i need to do to fix this problem.
bricol13 on September 12, 2008
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

I appear to have solved similar problem with my drive by downloading a FIRMWARE UPDATE off the following link:

https://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-45893&brandind=5000004
(Read the text file & follow installation instructions). I dont have an IBM machine so was a bit worried, but definitely same drive so gave it a shot
(I saved file to my system & virus scanned 1st - advise same, but checked out ok)
didn't check but mebbe applies to 8481B
good luck
ParadisePInk on January 3, 2009
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

My cd rom doesn't recognize a blank cd. Help
Mikemc on January 10, 2009
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

My device is recognized by my PC (No question mark, exclamation point or error message, it simply keeps ejecting - not recognizing anything I put in the tray. Any thoughts on how to fix this?
Norma on June 11, 2009
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B need some help

Maybe by a mistake I deleted the software, and I get a yellow (!) in my System hardware. As I can't use Windows installation CD... Where and how can I get and install the software for my CDrw-CGE-8400B.

Thanks in advance
Norma
Cookie Jerez on January 28, 2010
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

My cd-rw just stopped burning or reading discs. I also need help solving it. I shouldn't have to buy a new drive if it can be fixed by an update or reinstall. Does anyone have an answer? Thank you.
fsafs on February 11, 2010
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

Please help me to fix my CD RW in the registry.Thank you.
Ray on July 6, 2010
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

I am trying to save/burn an important word file to a CD on my HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE8400B drive and am getting G:\not acsessable or incorect fuction messages how in the heck do I get this silly thing to work?
niko on July 24, 2010
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

i think i lost my driver on this hl dt st cd-rw gce 8400b. tried to find a driver but i get the same error message on my device manager. tried every possible way on both cd and dvd drivers, NOTHING!!!
NEED HELP THANKS
Solution on November 22, 2010
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

Bricol3 thank you for your solution. It worked great!
Phillip on February 26, 2011
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

For those requiring drivers for the above go to following web address

www.dell.driversdown.com


hope this work forevery won.
julio on June 15, 2011
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

download
james on August 24, 2011
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

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Can you help me.
maged55 on February 21, 2012
RE: HL DT ST-CDrw- GCE-8400B

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