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Laptop not show cd or dvd when i put it

Hi sir i have a laptop of compaq c700. when i put CD or DVD it does not show it,now i want to instal window xp from cd disk but laptop does not show cd and how i install window xp. sir please give me suggestion want i can do to solve my problem.

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Well, for starters, is your cd/dvd turned on in the bios.  Some but not all computer have a setting for this.  If your cd/dvd drive is removable, shut down the computer, remove the drive.  Reboot the computer and shut it down again.  Then reconnect the drive and start the computer back up.  This will make sure that if your drive is working, windows will redetect it.  You can check device manager to make sure it is not disabled.  If none of this works, you may have a bad drive.  If you really must reinstall windows, you can get an external cd/dvd drive pretty cheap on Ebay.  Just make sure you go into your BIOS setting and change the boot menu to external drive.  I hope this information helps.

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