Question about Compaq Computers & Internet
Click start control panel
administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom
drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X
right click to update driver
You might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd computer then plug them back in restart your this should activate the found new hardware wizard.
If this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
"you only need to do the following"
if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computerOpen 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.
if this fails to fix the problem
It could be a problem with the lens you could use a liquid type lens cleaner place 2-3 drops on top of a cd/dvd then run it
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You probably need an OEM version of XP...not that IBM version. If you buy an OEM version, you can use it many computers. A real XP disc will partition, format, and delete partitions on any functioning Hard drive. Don't buy a recovery disc, please. That just sounds WRONG.
A cheaper solution might be a new Hard Drive...but I don't trust your IBM version of XP.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
yes it has problem handling large hdd but not with dvd drives. it supports up to 120 gb hdd. as it has a low powersupply.
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
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