Presario 2175 us does not recognize cd-rom in bios
I have a Presario 2175us XP2400+ notebook with 512MB RAM and XP Professional. The cd-rom drive did not show up in the bios, and the drive was replaced. Now other know good cd-rom drives will not be recognized by the bios. I have upgraded the bios to the latest version (1.60), removed power and battery, used the reset button, and when i start the machine, the cd-rom light goes on and sends an apparent reset to the drive when the light goes on for a second. Then nothing until the system loads into Windows, when Adobe Acrobat opens automatically and XP Professional askes for a printer. After 24 years in IT, I should be able to solve this one, but I cannot. thoughts?
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I guess not. Drivers for compaq presario 5000/8000, are not the same as those for a compaq presario 2175us laptop. Now, actually that "notebook" looks to me rather outdated. You won't lose anything by trying. Worst case, format hard drive and install Windows XP SP3. Try to search internet for missing drivers.
You may have some malfunctioning hardware. When the computer boots up and you see the compaq screen, you should be able to perform hardware diagnostics by pressing one of the F keys. Look in the bottom right hand corner. My guess is going to be malfunctioning hard drive, especially since the computer is a bit "older" and age is rough on laptop hard drives.
I believe the key for diags is F9
All right, first you gotta check your BIOS settings goto to bbot tab and check the order of your drives at the top must be the CD-rom drive, then check that "boot to optical devices" and "boot to removable devices" are enabled then restart your computer with a bootable cd and goto repair mode, and perform check disk to the drive in your windows is installed.
The command is
"chkdisk C: /F /R"
hope that helps, please rate the answer
You may need a new CMOS battery.
For now, you will most certainly need to reconfigure your BIOS as it is probably not recognizing your hard drive.
Your PC should tell you which key to use to enter your BIOS setup, such as ESC, DEL, F2 etc. Press the appropriate key while booting to access the BIOS configuration. From there, see if there is an option to set the hard drive to AUTO.
Also, it's possible that the BIOS is recognizing the hard drive, but your Master Boot Record (MBR) has been corrupted. To fix this, insert your OS (windows) disk and load into a DOS command prompt via selecting the REPAIR option. Once at your command prompt, type in FIXMBR, and press <ENTER>. It will warn that rewriting the MBR may cause problems...just continue. Once successful, reboot your PC.
If that doesn't work, then you will probably need more help reconfiguring the BIOS, and may need to replace the small battery on your motherboard.
IT seems to me that If you were to push the delete key or F2 and go into the bios and go into bootup devices and make sure that the first device is cdrom or your Hdd if thats all ok, try to take out your cd rom drive and replace it make sure it is pushed snuggley into place and retry it see if that works,You may also try the F8 keys and start from last known good configuration or safe mode, try that and let me know if it helps you out, thanks Happy Holiday bear001