I am at a loss. Rarely do I ever have to ask advice from tech guys. But, here I am. I bought a Compaq laptop (Mistake number one) I usually build my own system. But, at the time. I was a truck driver. And, didn't want to lug a tower, monitor ETC... It has worked fine since I got it. However, the DVD drive in it stopped working. I now want to do a clean install with my Compaq system dvds. But, can't. I went out and got an external DVD writer/reader. Hoping the problem would be solved. I did just that. However, in the bios it doesn't give me an option.
What am I to do? Is there a way to possibly update my bios to give me an option to boot from a USB DVD drive? In the words of a great man John Lennon. "HELP! I need somebody. HELP! Not just anybody. HELP! You know I need someone. HELP!!!!" LOL
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Base unit device is usually the memory card reader or the memory card reader enhancement driver to make it faster.Go to HP/Compaq and get the driver....(http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=1842076&taskId=135).Make sure you use your correct v6000 model number to get all the correct drivers and updates for your machine.
You can get the wireless drivers in the laptop itself. U need to type in the start search as recovery manager and when the window is opened, click on the advanced options and select the option hardware driver installation. Search for the sound driver and select it and it get re-installed. If this doesnt work try to go to hp.com and select support and drivers and enter the product number of the laptop and follow the onscreen instructions. Thanks and Regards Honey
If you are using Compaq Presario V6000 series Notebook, your notebook should be having a Wireless Network Adapter by default.
However, HP had identified a hardware issues with certain notebooks which also includes Compaq Presario V6000 series Notebooks for which it is offering free mail in repair for Notebooks that are currently available and purchased in US and Canada.
If your Notebook is installed with AMD Processor, purchased and currently available in US or Canada, you need to find out the Product Number of the Notebook whcih can be located printed on a white sticker at the bottom of the Notebook indicated with P/N and try if it is listed among the Product Numbers that are listed in the link below or not:
If the Product Number of your Notebook is listed in the link above, you need to contact HP Chat Support to get free mail in repair service.
You can find more details about this service offered by HP from the link below :
usually all drivers for Compaq and HP computer systems (portable and non-portable) can be found on the HP support website (Click here to go to it), simply go there, chose your region, than your country, enter your model number (not the series, the model number, you would usually find it on the service tag, or wherever you would find a serial number), but be sure to chose "Download drivers and software (and firmware)", and than chose your operating system. Hope this has helped.