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old Sony CRX-100E/CH IDE CD/RW flash question?

Postby SkaarjMaster on Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:48 am

Right now I'm using this old drive that was in my closet temporarily for getting all the stuff installed on my Mom's new HD for her new computer. I figured since I have it connected, I might as well upgrade the firmware. It looks like the lastest is 1.0n, so I DLed that file from the firmware page and read the text file and I have a question on one of the options that must be in the DOS command line to run this firmware.

/AT >> PC/AT compatible
/98 >> PC-98xx

I don't know exactly what this means, but I need to use one of them in the command line. Which one?

Also, with one of these commands, I was going to use the following command line:

UPDCRX [firmwarefilename] [/AT or /98] /2 /M

The /2 /M is telling it the drive is on the secondary master. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you. 8)
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:00 am

would be helpful if you pasted here a copy of the instructions text file.
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:37 pm

I would recommend downloading the 1.4f, 22-Apr-2003 CRX810E firmware from The Dangerous Brothers' page here: http://tdb.rpc1.org/#CRX810E, this contains a newer version of the UPDCRX (3.5) flash tool. Here are the commandline options:
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UPDCRX.EXE   Ver.3.5                      (c) Sony Corp.  1998

UPDCRX filename /AT [/P|/1|/2] [/M|/S]

You must set [filename]

[Option]
FileName     :Update filename
/AT   : PC/AT compatible
/P,/1 : Primary           /2    : 2ndary
/M    : Master            /S    : Slave
Default Option : /AT /2 /M


Put 100e_10n.bin and UPDCRX35.EXE onto a floppy disk, then boot into DOS and make sure that the floppy disk contains the flash tool and firmware, then type "UPDCRX35 100e_10n.bin /AT /2 /M"
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Sat May 01, 2004 12:23 am

Got it! So, I'm guessing from your reply the AT extension is the one I want? Just out of curiousity, what's the difference between the AT and 98 extensions?
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Postby dhc014 on Sat May 01, 2004 1:04 am

PC-98XX is a very old type of computer: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... st=1&c=403

Modern computers would be PC/AT
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Tue May 04, 2004 3:02 pm

I tried that and it wouldn't flash and I can't remember what error message I got either. No big deal, I'm giving this old drive to someone soon anyway.
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Postby dhc014 on Tue May 04, 2004 3:39 pm

Hmmm, you could try the older version of the UPDCRX flash tool then if you want, otherwise don't mess with it.
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Tue May 04, 2004 9:56 pm

I think I tried both versions and neither worked. One thing I was wondering is if the new firmware allows use of 80-minute CD-Rs and overburning. I remember I had trouble doing this before.
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