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should recognize the cd rom /dvd unit automatically
lower picture is of the c300 cd unit
anything look different from the original ............lowest picture
CRX880A Compaq Presario C305LA C508US C551NR Optical Combo Drive CD-RW DVD- ROM
No all cds/dvd work in all cd/dvd drives. I suspect your drive cannot read that make of cd although anothers cd rom can. Try making a copy of the disk on someone elses pc and try that in yours and you will probably find it works. You could always copy the cd to a pen drive and install it on yours from that.
5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete 6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor 7) Reboot your computer 8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone
Right click on my computer icon then click on property then ->hardware ->device manager
then check there is any cd/ dvd drive showing in list. If you can see your cd /dvd driver then uninstall it. then restart computer. But if you cant seen then you need to refix your cd dvd rom. For that pull your cd drive from laptop but make sure there is 1 lock system near rom just press that lock and pull drive then refix it.
if the icon of DVD is there but when u try to open it doesnt bring any windows gives u error unable to read the contents then ur DVD drive lens is faulty try cleaning it with a very soft cloth open ur drive tray and u will a crystal eye shiny thing just clean it by rubbing very gently with a tissue paper or very soft cloth which is used to clean lcd's or if u have a lens cleaner cd it will be best , if it doesnt work then i will suggest changing the DVD ROM drive there are plenty of cheap DVD writer drives available on ebay under 60 $ or so try them pls vote if u find me helping