I'm having immense with the external CD-ROM with my sony vaio laptop (SR1-K).
I can reload the operating system by allowing the computer to boot from the CD-ROM - that works.
Unfortunately the drive is just not recognised at all if one plugs in the PCMCIA card - either before switch on or after power-up.
I'm running Windows 2000 and have used the supplied Sony support discs - I tried talking with their support but they were useless.
Does the fact the drive can be used suggest I'm merely missing drivers? I've checked the driver is there for a Ricoh compatible cardbus
There are no ! in device manager