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Need to install CD/DVD drive on my compaq computer 2003

I have not CD/DVD disk drive and want to install one, but don't know how and the correct type. My compaq has a 512 memory, a 2003 model with windows home edition.

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To install a CD drive to the computer, you should physically insert the CD drive to the computer. then connect the power from power source inside to the computer and IDE cable came from the mother board connection.

Its a plug and play device so don't need to install anything jut the CD Rom itself to the computer.

Look for the proper place on where to put the CD drive to the computer.

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Need to put system recovery disc's 2 disc set on flash since dvd drive has quit on me.


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How to create a bootable Windows USB drive. A common use of a bootable USB flash drive is to use it to boot into Windows. Booting from removable media such as a USB drive allows you to perform diagnostics on a computer that is having trouble booting from the hard drive. You can also use the flash drive to install Windows, instead of using the Windows installation CD.
This guide will outline making a bootable USB flash drive with Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Before we begin, it is important to note that the computer you want to use your bootable USB drive must be able to use a USB drive as a boot device. Most computers built since Windows Vista was released are capable of booting to a USB device. Prior to the Windows Vista time frame, it is hit or miss with motherboards.

To determine if a computer is capable of booting to a USB device, access the computer's BIOS and check the bootable device list. If a USB device is listed, set the USB drive to be the first boot device. If you do not see a USB device in the list of bootable devices, your BIOS is not capable of booting to a USB device.
Note: You may need to have your USB flash drive plugged in when you access the BIOS).

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users To make a bootable USB drive for Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need to have Windows Vista or 7 installed on your computer. It is recommended that you have a flash drive of at least 4 GB in size, to store all the necessary files.
Tip: Before you start, plug in the USB drive and backup any files you have stored on the USB drive. The drive will be formatted during this process and all files on it will be deleted.
Note: You need to have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 DVD for these instructions to be successful.
1. Open an elevated Windows command line window by clicking Start, typing in cmd in the search text field, then pressing CTRL + Shift + Enter on your keyboard (at the same time). You can also access this by navigating to Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click with your mouse on the Command Prompt menu item and select Run as Administrator.
2. At the command prompt, type cd c:\windows\system32 to change the directory to the Windows system32 directory. Ensure your USB drive is plugged in, type DISKPART, then press Enter. Type LIST DISK and press Enter.

3. You will see a listing of the disk drives connected to your computer. Find the disk number of your USB drive and type SELECT DISK [USB disk #], where "[USB disk #]" is the disk # for your USB drive. It should now state that your USB drive is the selected disk. If you're not sure what disk is the USB disk, eject the USB drive, perform step number 2 again, connect the USB drive again, and compare the results. Usually the USB drive will be the last drive.
4. Type in the following commands, one by one, pressing Enter after each command.
CLEAN

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

SELECT PARTITION 1

ACTIVE

FORMAT FS=NTFS
(may take a couple minutes, depending on the USB drive size)

ASSIGN

EXIT
Keep the command prompt window open, but you can minimize it for a little bit.
5. You will now need your Windows Vista or 7 Installation DVD. Put the DVD in your computer's DVD drive. Open up My Computer and note which drive letter is assigned to your DVD Drive and your USB flash drive.
6. Go back to the command prompt window and type in D: CD BOOT (substitute your DVD drive letter for "D:", if necessary) and press Enter. Type CD BOOT again and press Enter. Lastly, type BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: (substitute your USB flash drive letter for "H:", if necessary) and press Enter.
7. The last step is to copy the entire contents of the Windows DVD to your USB flash drive. To do this, in the My Computer window (opened in step 5 above), right-click on the DVD drive and select Open to view the contents of the DVD. Copy all the files and folders on the DVD to the USB flash drive.
Your USB flash drive is now set up to be a bootable USB drive for Windows Vista or 7.
How to or can boot from CD or DVD

Good luck.

Jan 12, 2016 | Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop

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Computer freezes when cd inserted


what CD, of the 100s? of types/formats/file classes, (what's there?)
NO OS stated, XP the virus magnet.
why post lacking this key fact, what Operating system.?
or Linux, that is correct some came with Linux. SUSE
its 7 years old, 2 times a few, but who counts years,
well age matters..
yes, most users of PCs never leave confines of IE,
still running IE5?
well the list you made is near correct:
1: bad Disc or wrong disk. non stated.
2: bad drive.
3: bad driver. (cd/dvd HP driver) get it from HP
4: windows is corrupted. XP or w7 was shipped if windows.
a/v clean or reload XP or do F11 HP recovery to cure this.

First off, no CD stated, there are vast formats for CD
the first that must work are:
1: CD-DA a store bought CD..
2: any install disk, CD, with files on it , do yo see files"?
3: do you have the HP driver loaded for the CD drive?
4" was your, CD home made say burned CD-R ( recorded?)

if XP is Service PACK 3 loaded? it must be.
your PC came new with many CD/ DVD drive options even the LightScribe.


the software is here.
https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/compaq-presario-cq56-100-notebook-pc-series/4247498/model/4308236/drivers

Oct 22, 2017 | Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Laptop

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Hi Iam vijay I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY COMPUTER My system was infected with virus so i had to format it. i inserted a hiren boot cd and formatted c drive then i restarted my system to boot from cd i got...


The Hiren CD is a tool and you correctly formatted your hard disk, but Hiren CD does not install Windows on your hard disk. You need the Windows installation CD and the Windows installation product code to install a fresh installation on your hard disk.
The Windows version that was installed on your computer and the installation product code is on a Windows label that should be attached to the back of your computer.
If you don't have a Windows installation CD then contact Compaq/HP for a copy.

Sep 21, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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How to install xp


  1. Place the Windows XP installation disk in your Compaq Presario notebook's CD or DVD drive, and restart the computer. Press any key on your keyboard when prompted.
  2. Press the "Enter" button on your keyboard when you are brought to the "Welcome to Setup" window. Read the XP license terms and tap the "F8" key to verify that you have read and agree to them.
  3. Select the hard disk drive on which you wish to install the Windows XP operating system. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to toggle between options.
  4. Press the "Enter" key after highlighting the location where you would like to install XP. Windows XP will begin copying installation files to your computer. XP will restart your computer automatically upon finishing.
  5. Select the region you reside in and your primary language in the window that appears after your computer restarts. Type in your name and the organization your computer is affiliated with (if any).
  6. Enter the 25-character product key that was included with the Windows XP installation CD. Click the "Next" button to continue. Type in a name for the computer and a password for the administrative account.
  7. Choose your time, time zone, and the correct date in the following window, and click "Next" to continue. Select "Typical settings" on the "Network Settings" screen and hit the "Next" button.
  8. Enter a workgroup name if your Compaq Presario CQ50 notebook PC is a part of a connected network of computers (such as at an office), and click "Next" to proceed. Windows will restart and bring you to a "Welcome" screen, completing the installation of XP on your Compaq Presario CQ50 notebook PC.
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Aug 12, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Trying to boot from windows CD and not working


If its the full windows xp cd by booting it from the cd drive it will erase everything and ask if you want to upgrade or advanced install I think. Your correct in choosing the atapi cd-rom as 1st boot device. The cd should be in the drive on startup. IDE is the type of hard disk drive. I'm guessing the FDD stands for floppy disk drive which you might not have that many but you have that many bay windows available.

Put disk in, shut down computer, Start computer and it should give you the xp disk contents. Be aware of data loss though.

Nov 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Hi....trying to install vista into my laptop "presario c700"


check the boot sequence of your computer it must be on first boot from cd/dvd, if it is ok then thre is some problem with the DVD disk or drive.

Nov 08, 2008 | Compaq Presario C700T Notebook

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The drive for the CD keeps saying not accessable


Hi,
I don,t think this is a Driver Problem.
More likely to be that the Disk your trying to read, is not supported by the Drive Itself.
Certain DVD Drives, only support certain types of Media. Either DVD- Or DVD+.
Try using different disks in the drive. music cds. DVD Movies et,c.
Usually you,ll get an error warning. **No drivers are installed for This Device**

Mike @ Compurepair.

Apr 22, 2008 | Compaq Presario 1800XL190 (155841-003) PC...

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Cd burner


Simple solutions are easiest --

Do you have a combination of two cd and/or dvd devices on you computer?

If so, check to see if you are putting the CD into the correct drive. Often on factory machines the device type will be identified on the cover for the CD tray.

Dec 10, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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