Question about HP Compaq Presario 2200 Notebook

Open Question

Hard drive vs cd/dvd drive

It doesn'tread the cd/dvd drive. The cd rom spins, etc. Is there something we should check. I even tried an external drive and it doesn't read that either. Thank You

Posted by on

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I would like to install windows xp on the hp hdx9150. But Sata disks are not recognised. So i find a driver for that, i can give to the systeme with touh F6 , wind cd-rom windows xp bigin to install


Hi,

According to your problem first check the hard drive status and make sure that it is ok. If it doesn't detect in bios setup then you can change the cable of the hard drive. Also make sure that the DVD Rom working fine. If the hard drive doesn't detect while you begin setup then clear the bios first. Then reset the bios properly. You may need a firmware update also. If you can not continue the setup then break the partition of the hard drive. You can use partition break up software, like partition magic etc also. If it doesn't solve your problem then you may need to replace the hard drive. To check the hard drive status you can try with another OS installation. Best of luck.

Aug 05, 2011 | Seagate 60GB 5400RPM SATA 100 – ST96812AS...

1 Answer

Cd/dvd rom cd not working


I would first suggest to clean the drive with a cleaning disc, can be purchased at any electronics store, it's a cd with microfober brushes on it that cleans the drive as this disc spins.

Sep 24, 2007 | Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

1 Answer

My cd rom is not reading or even showen


try to clean it with cd cleaner. after that try your known good cd maybe its just the cd/dvd that has the problem. if still doesn't work try using cd first then dvd. because some combo drive fail to read cd but can read dvd or vice versa. also check for the cd or dvd speed, type and class.

Apr 17, 2011 | Acer (91.42R37.001) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

1 Answer

My dell latitude c400 will not boot from external cd rom or the brand new hard drive i need to put windows xp on it but it will not boot from anything can you helpnow i have found i have no drivers...


try other known good windows installer. if it boot, then the problem is in xp installer, if it not. try other external cd-rom drive. also be sure the disc rom drive are dvd rom drive because a cd rom drive cannot read dvd disc but a dvd rom drive can read cd rom disc installer

Feb 15, 2011 | Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell xps400 branched to the weeds on me. can't even load windows 7 install disk. can't even load in safe mode, runs to where the password screen should come up, then nothing. bad hard drive? drvon, thanks


I didn't understand the first sentence but if you can't even start windows 7 cd then there is a hardware issue (most likely not hdd unless it hangs when it is trying to detect the hard drive) as all the software is on the cd vs reading from the hard drive, if you get to the hard drive and 7 sees it but fails on install then hdd is bad, try finding something called bart pe it's a boot disk you can run windows off of the disk and test the hard drive using western digital diagnostics utility. even more rare you may have a dirty lens in the dvd-rom. there are alot of possiblities.

May 21, 2010 | Dell XPS 400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

CD-ROM drive doesn't acknowledge DVD-ROM, what's wrong?


CD-ROMs dont play dvd becuase they are not designed to read dvd.

If a dvd drive for your model is not available, you can buy an external usb dvd drive.
That should solve your problem

Dec 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop

2 Answers

CD-ROM drive doesn't load/play CDs or DVDs on laptop computer.


Hi,
Check device manager for marks, red cross's etc...on the devices list, look in here,

Start, control panel , system/maintainance,
device manager, disk drive in here, right click, scan for hardware changes, update diver,

or double click it, driver tab, try roll back, or update & search, internet needed,
if no light's or no activity after this and all connections are good, ESD kit, needed to test that, then it's drive failure.

Check the media on different Computer, if it functions
You have just confirmed it.

Regards.
RPF.

Apr 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Toshiba tecra m2v s330


Try borrowing a compatible HDD instead of buying a third one for testing and check if the same error exists. Try also using an external DVD drive to see if your internal CD-ROM is defective. Try also using another Windows XP CD installer. You can also use other OS installation CD to check it. Otherwise, there is something wrong with your lappy's motherboard due to tear and wear, heat, vibration, misuse and shock.

Mar 20, 2009 | Toshiba Tecra M2V-S330 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Compaq Presario 2200 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

60 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...