Maybe....but I have doubts. I did this a while ago with my hp7500 (became a sony crx100e/hp8100i) Increased my write speed form 2x to 4x.
I used Sony`s Updcrx21 flash proggie and it all went flawlessly.
Here is the
howtofile I wrote at the time - I did it EXACTLY like this (8100_10N.BIN was the name of my NEW firmware) :
Put all the files directly on C:\ (in no folders)
Reboot your computer holding down SHIFT + F5 and you are in DOS mode
DO NOT use the "reboot in DOS-mode" on the START-menu
Write: C:\UPDCRX21.EXE and you will see something like this:
UPDCRX filename /AT|/98 [/P|/1|/2] [/M|/S]
You must at least set [filename] and [/AT or /98].
filename :Update filename
/AT : PC/AT compatible /98 : PC-98xx
/P,/1 : Primary /2 : 2ndary
/M : Master /S : Slave
/C : Write sequence change
Now you have to know the location of you drive:
(If you are lucky you can see the machine scanning the IDE channels on boot)
1st IDE Master = /AT /1 /M
1st IDE Slave = /AT /1 /S
2nd IDE Master = /AT /2 /M
2nd IDE Slave = /AT /2 /S
My drive is 2nd IDE Master so the command line is like this:
C:\UPDCRX21 8100_10N.BIN /AT /2 /M
(write EXACTLY with the spaces above)
If your drive is localized you will be asked if you will replace
the .BIN file ....select Y
Now the Flash memory updates..........when DOS says it is finished,
you have a HP8100i !
Of course I can mail you my version of the sony flasher if you`d like.