Sony PCGA-CD51 Driver Download

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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 "" 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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Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

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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.


Uploaded By

Dave (DG Member) on 16-Feb-2004

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
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

How to Update PCGA-CD51 Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

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.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

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.

How to Open Device Manager

  • 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

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. 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.

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