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Old 03-06-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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getting command line box?

I don't know where I am doing it wrong. I connect my 650 to my computer through micro-usb, then I downloaded prs650.flash.package.1.05k.zip, unzipped it, double clicked on flash_reader.bat, then I get command line box thing asking me to "enter the letter of the reader drive?"

Where am I doing it wrong, btw I have also just installed microsoft visual C++ 2008 redistributable x64 on my 64bit windows 7. Still getting the same command line box.

Can any guru here enlighten me to the right direct please?
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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warakawa,

hate to ask the obvious, but are you running this in the administrator account?
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:51 AM   #4
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okay I checked under "User Account", I am using administrative account as it is the only account on my laptop.

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:48 AM   #5
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I am using administrative account as it is the only account on my laptop.
And you're using WIN7? I'm pretty sure that's not true. Just because it's the only account you see doesn't mean it has admin privileges turned on. You can still get there from your account, they just aren't automatically enabled.

try this:

- Make a shortcut to the .bat (RIGHT click, select "create shortcut")
- Open the shortcut's properties (RIGHT click, select "properties")
- On the shortcut tab, click "advanced"
- check the box, "Run as administrator"

"OK" out (twice) and run the shortcut (after your reader is ready, of course).
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:22 AM   #6
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I hate to say this, but I have to.

This is so sad. Kids today have no idea what a command prompt is. Please go and read up on MS-DOS. Then you might know what a batch file is and what is going on.

The batch file needs to know what drive letter your system assigned the internal memory of the Reader. Given what's being asked, I would have thought that would be fairly obvious. But I guess not.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:34 AM   #7
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thanks, I managed to complete step 1.

2) Unpack corresponding launcher file into the root of internal memory. You should get test-startup folder if using launcher for boroda (porkupan) or simply test.sh if amutin.

can someone explain to me what is "unpack", where is the root of internal memory and what and where is the launcher file?
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Don't jump to conclusions... my computing experience goes back to before disk drives and even assembler but, using the Boroda, I had exactly the same experience and entering the drive letter simply resulted in the batch file terminating with no installation... whole thing then worked first time using Amutin so although warakawa might not know about command prompts, equally it wouldn't help if he entered a letter and had the process terminate.

Mind you, I tend to feel that if you don't know anything about the absolute basics then you're pushing your luck fumbling around in the internals of anything let alone readers...


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This is so sad. Kids today have no idea what a command prompt is. Please go and read up on MS-DOS. Then you might know what a batch file is and what is going on.

The batch file needs to know what drive letter your system assigned the internal memory of the Reader. Given what's being asked, I would have thought that would be fairly obvious. But I guess not.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:18 AM   #9
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elcreative: just ignore JSwolf, he didn't even read my question probably. I don't want to get off track.
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Open Windows Explorer and make note of the drive letter of your Sony. Use that when prompted for a drive letter.

On a side note I tend to never double click BATch files from Windows Explorer. Status / Error messages could be returned but the window closes before you can read them.

Open Windows Explorer and make sure "View->Toolbars->Address Bar" is checked on.

Next navigate to where the BATch file is located.

Highlight the address in the address bar and right click and copy the address of your current folder location.

Click "Start->Run" and type "cmd" without the quotes. In Windows 7 you can click start and I believe just type in "cmd" again with out the quotes. Hit Enter once typed.

Now you should have a text box in front of you with something like "C:\"

type in "CD ", without the quotes and note the space after CD, inside the window. Before hitting enter right click inside the window and select Paste. Now hit enter.

Now at the beginning of the address location you typed there should be a drive letter. Type this letter plus a : (colon) and hit enter. So if your address location was "C:\Program Files..." The drive letter is the first letter. In this case C. So type:
C:
and hit enter.

Now type in the name of the batch file as read from windows explorer. you can even switch back to windows explorer and highlight the BATch file. Then press F2 and right click the file name and click copy. switch back to the command prompt and right click and paste.

Once you have the name of the batch file typed in Hit Enter. You can also issue a DIRectory command by typing "dir" without the quotes and hitting Enter to see the files in the current folder (directory).

Hopefully this helps. This way if any message is returned from the batch file you can read it easily.

Good luck!
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:56 AM   #11
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wow, that's alot of things to learn just to flash a reader...
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:17 AM   #12
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Those are really just the old school steps on how to use MSDOS

When I hear BATch file my mind flips back pre windows days and its into a command prompt I go.

I missed a small step so I'm going to edit my previous post.

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Old 03-07-2011, 11:03 AM   #13
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Which is why Kartu recommends waiting for the new base flasher... it'll do it all for you... the boroda/amutin way is for those too impatient to wait and confident in lower level messing around who started using this stuff before there was even MS DOS...


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Old 03-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #14
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Or you could just install the MSVC Redistributable to get the flashing program to work. But if you bothered to read the FAQ, you would have known that already... BTW, you don't have to be the administrator any more in the latest flash packages.
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it's I am just going to wait for the prs+ base flash to be released. All these are getting too technical for me. I'm not an IT guy or anything.
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