Sony DRU-530 A Can't flash firmware



I have a Sony DRU-530 A drive and I can’t seem to flash the firmware.

The flash program tells me I have to reboot my computer in order to flash. I reboot, restart the program per the instructions and I get the same message about rebooting the computer.

I didn’t find an answer to my problem when searching the forums. I did find a few other people with the same problem though.

Any idea what I have to do? I am running windows XP and have followed Sony’s directions very carfully. I even tried to flash the drive while running the OS in safe mode…still no luck.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


I was finally able to flash my DVD drive. I put the drive into an old computer (Pentium I 90 MHz) running Windows 98.

This time when it said “you have to reboot your computer to continue flash”, the compuer rebooted and then the flash program continued!!

There seems to be an incompatibility between the flash program, and my newer machine running Windows XP.