Question about Compaq Armada M700 Notebook
How do i repair my corrupt or missing cd rom drive on my laptop? In device manager it has an exclamation mark over it? Uninstalling and reinstalling it does not bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Either the drive has gone bad and will need replacing the Windows installation is corrupt.
I would first try reinstalling Windows and see if that fixes the issue. You will need to back up any data that you have before doing this.
If you still have the same problem then replace the drive. Below is a link to a manual on how to replace hardware on the laptop:
You can find more troubleshooting info on your laptop at the following link:
Hope this helps!
Posted on Nov 29, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
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 computer
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. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark? ! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
hope this helps you
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