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I have compaq 738 tu laptop. ''my computer'' is not showing cd-dvd drive in my laptop. how can i resolve my problem?

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If you have formatted your laptop without backup then it will not show CD-DVD drive

1) Please update the drivers.
2) Please get the data cable checked, it can also be the problem, in most of the cases data cable melts and disconnects the CD-DVD drive from the system.

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Im looking for to fix the computer thats keep coming on the it shows a blue screen then it cuts off and it comes back on and it does it agen.


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You don't say which version of windows you use.

This is a serious fault. You either have a hardware fault (hard drive, memory or graphics card), a corruption of windows or a virus infection.

If you can, use your cellphone to take a close up full frame picture of the Blue screen so you can read it carefully all the way through to see advice on what the fault might be and some recommendations on how to fix it.

First you must back up any important data you have on the computer.

If you know how to remove the hard drive, (unscrew small cover underneath with CDs icon next to it, then unscrew hard drive bracket containing hard drive and lift both up carefully) you should unscrew the bracket holding the hard drive and then insert the hard drive into an empty hard drive enclosure. connect the enclosure to another computer and back up all important documents, pictures, music, spreadsheets, designs, favourites, contacts etc.

Then put the hard drive back in the computer as before and use a Windows XP, Vista or 7 Tablet Edition CD or DVD to boot from the disc instead of the hard drive by tapping the F12, F11 or F10 function key a few times at the beginning of the boot and then attempting a Repair Installation of Windows.

Then restart, remove the CD or DVD and hopefully it will boot successfully.

Post a further comment specifying your Windows version if you need more help.

Hope this helps.

Aug 24, 2011 | Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC

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Forgot password, does not have cd rom drive, need to restore to factory settings. How???


Hi there,

How to obtain Vista Recovery Media and/or use the Vista Recovery Partition on your computer to put it back to Factory Settings.


There is no legal free Vista download available.

Contact your Computer Manufacturer and ask them to send you a set of Vista Recovery disk/s.


They normally do that for a small $ cost.


Also, ask them if you have a Recovery Partition on your Computer/Laptop to restore it to Factory settings.

See if a Manual came with the computer, or go to the Manufacturer's website, email or phone them for info on how to do a Recovery.


Normally, you would press F10 or F11 at Startup to commence the Recovery Process..


Another way I have seen on some models is to tap F8, and go to a list of Startup options, and start a Factory Standards Recovery from in there, by selecting the Repair computer option.


Also ask them if it is possible to make Recovery Disk/s from the Recovery Partition in case of Hard Drive failure or System Crash.

They will tell you how to do that.


Each Computer Manufacturer has their own way of making Recovery Disk/s.

Or borrow a proper Microsoft Vista DVD(not Dell, HP, etc).
A proper Vista DVD contains all Vista versions.
The Product Key determines which Vista version gets installed.

There are 2 Vista disks: one for 32bit Operating System, and one for 64bit Operating System.


If a clean install is required with a proper Vista DVD (not HP, Dell Recovery Disks):


Go into your Bios/Setup, or Boot Menu, at startup, and change the Boot Order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the Boot Order, then reboot with the disk in the Drive.


At startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, to go into Bios/Setup, or F12 for the Boot Menu


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918884

MS advice on doing clean install.

http://www.theeldergeekvista.com/vista_clean_installation.htm

A Tutorial on doing a clean install


http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_install_03.asp


Windows Vista Installation Super Guide


After installation > Go to your Laptop/Computer Manufacturer's website > Drivers and Downloads Section > Key in your Model number > Look for latest Vista Drivers for it > Download/install them.


Save all Data, as it will be lost during a clean install.


Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!!

Jan 09, 2011 | Compaq tc4400 Tablet PC (RL875AW#ABA)

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Compaq tc4200, does not have a boot drive, can I attach a USB dev


The TC4200 does boot from a USB device, if you connect the USB device to the system it should detect it right away. You may have to change the boot order/

When you booting and you see the Compaq boot screen press F10 to enter the BIOS
Go into the Advanced Menu, there you will be able to set the boot order.

Apr 15, 2010 | Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC

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I have a hp compaq 4400 and i accidently erased the hard drive and don't have a cd-rom or floppy drive what do i do???


You should use external cd-rom for this issue. You can solve your all problems related to internal cd-rom to using external cd-rom.


Good Luck

Dec 12, 2009 | Compaq tc4400 Tablet PC

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Reset bios


There's no need to reset your BIOS, only you do is to set in your BIOS Setup to boot priority like for example First Boot Priority is your CD/DVD Rom Drive, if you got some Bootable System Disc then the Second Boot Priority is your Hard Disk Drive. Good luck!

Jul 26, 2009 | Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC

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CD DVD drives


try antoher cd-rom to see whether it's the optical drive or the pc>>>

May 25, 2009 | Tablets & eReaders

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My Cd/dvd drive has quit working.


Hi,

If you are willing to buy a new DVD/CD drive, you can find it easily, only thing is you need someone to get it installed in your laptop.

One question is, whats the exact problem you are facing, please let us know the details, its quite possible that it would be resolved without even buying a new one.
1. Laptop model/CD Model make ?
2. OS/
3. How much old it is?
4. Stopped working after something like shock or just stopped ?


Thanks.

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2 Compaq TC 1100 - neither boots


Try first to clean you memory using the eraser and put it again. Then u can use flashdrive in installing your windows. It can be that your cd/dvd drive is the problem. Hope this can help.

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Disk error


Does the laptop have a usable cd/dvd rom drive?

May 13, 2008 | Toshiba Portege 3505 Tablet PC

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Installing windows without DVD


The hard disk is not recognized from USB because of SATA drivers not present on XP setup disk.

That happens because the BIOS uses a SATA controller that is not included in Windows XP install disk.

Usually you can solve the problem going to BIOS settings and changing SATA/RAID settings.Check your BIOS settings, and disable SATA RAID mode.This is done in different ways depending on the BIOS.

On HP/Compaq computers for example you press F2 on startup to enter BIOS, then disable SATA mode on bios settings.
On other makes the procedure can be slightly different.


Another way to fix the problem, is by creating your own XP setup disk with SATA drivers included, see:
Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows .

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