FIRMWARE SOLUTION FOR CRX175E!!
If you have been having problems with the firmware update by getting the message about not seeing any updatable drives, here's a fix for it! You're going to need a hex editor for this (I used XVI), and the current version of your firmware (for most people it is 1.0j) so if you're kinda light on the computer knoledge, get a friend to help you out with this. If you open the update executable in an editor, you should find the strings:
"SONY CD-RW CRX175E 1.1a" and "SONY CD-RW CRX175E 1.1b 786462"
near the end of the file. The "SONY CD-RW CRX175E 1.1a" is the drive version that the flasher is looking to update, the "SONY CD-RW CRX175E 1.1b" is the target bios, followed by which I believe is the size of the .bin flash file. Now, change the "1.1a" which is the version that the update is looking for, to YOUR CURRENT VERSION. For instance, if your version was "1.0j" then you would replace "1.1a" with "1.0j". Now, once you've changed that, save the file, and execute it. Your drive should now be selectable for update!! For my CRX175E, my version was "1.0g" not "1.0j" like most people's. So if it doesn't show your drive as selectable, try experimenting around if you are not sure on your current version number.It could be differnent. Remember, you are messing with the flash rom of your drive, so if you end up frying your drive with some poorly hex'd code, it's not my fault! Just be CAREFUL! Good luck!