The PCGA-CD51 is a CD / DVD reader manufactured by Sony. Problems such as drive is not found or is not recognized by Windows, or drive cannot read or write media can be solved when you update the driver. This version of "pcgacd51_dos_working.zip" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 3,510 downloads and 28 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows Vista. The total disk space used for this update is 612.8 KB.
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If you have a sony vaio pcga-cd51 pcmcia external cd drive and cannot get it to work in DOS then download the file i have submitted - most solutions i have tried haven't worked for me!
i have modified the config.sys file so it loads the drivers everytime! follow the readme and you're set.
there is a readme file which i strongly suggest you read beforehand.
make a bootable floppy disk, then extract the files to the bootable disk (if it asks, overwrite everything by clicking 'yes to all'). make sure the 'config.sys' file i made has been extracted to the floppy.
make your laptop boot from floppy, restart the notebook with the floppy in the drive and the cd-rom in the pc card slot.
Dave (DG Member) on 16-Feb-2004
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The following files are found inside the driver download file.
|pcgacd51_dos_working/RAMDRIVE.SYS||12.7 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/BTDOSM.SYS||31.0 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/FLASHPT.SYS||64.4 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/CONFIG.SY_.SYS||319 bytes||16 Feb 2004|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/FINDRAMD.EXE||6.9 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/VA16CLI.SYS||12.1 KB||18 Mar 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/VA16CD.SYS||17.9 KB||7 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/ASPI4DOS.SYS||14.4 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/HIMEM.SYS||33.2 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/DRVSPACE.BIN||68.9 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/DISPLAY.SYS||17.2 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/KEYB.COM||21.6 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/ASPI2DOS.SYS||35.3 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/ASPI8DOS.SYS||37.6 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/FDISK.EXE||63.9 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/readme.txt||2.2 KB||16 Feb 2004|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/KEYBRD2.SYS||31.9 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/SMARTDRV.EXE||45.4 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/MSCDEX.EXE||25.5 KB||6 May 1998|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/BTCDROM.SYS||22.0 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/sampleconfigsys.txt||515 bytes||16 Feb 2004|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/ASPI8U2.SYS||40.8 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/autoexec.bat||35 bytes||8 Jun 2001|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/VA16365.SYS||12.5 KB||7 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/SETRAMD.BAT||1.4 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/EGA2.CPI||58.9 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/EDIT.COM||69.9 KB||6 May 1998|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/OAKCDROM.SYS||41.3 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/KEYBRD4.SYS||13.0 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/MODE.COM||29.2 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/IO.SYS||116.7 KB||15 May 2001|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/EGA3.CPI||58.8 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/KEYBOARD.SYS||34.6 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/KEYBRD3.SYS||31.6 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/MSDOS.SYS||9 bytes||7 Apr 2001|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/CONFIG.SYS||319 bytes||16 Feb 2004|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/COMMAND.COM||93.0 KB||8 Jun 2000|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/EXTRACT.EXE||93.2 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/ASPICD.SYS||29.6 KB||23 Apr 1999|
|pcgacd51_dos_working/EGA.CPI||58.9 KB||8 Jun 2000|
To get the PCGA-CD51 driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.
If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Sony PCGA-CD51 into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.
Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Sony Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.
To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the Sony website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.
Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.
In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager
In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager
In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager
In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager
In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button
Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
Select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.
In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.
Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.
For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.