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No sound and will not allow me to install or play scrabble pc game or any cd

I had a virus on my compaq 5716, took it to a repair place. they fixed that, but when i brought it back home, there was no sound and it will not allow to play the atari/hasbro scrabble that it was before as well as any other cd,s or dvds. HELP!!!!!!!

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Re: no sound and will not allow me to install or play...

I have an older model 5716 Compaq computer. It will not open the CD drive. It reports the drive is not ready. I had this problem several years ago and it was resolved by a repair that I received on an Internet website. I have forgotten how to perform the repair but it was common problem with this model series of Compaq computers. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

Re: no sound and will not allow me to install or play...

I am sorry, but being a computer idiot i don't know what os i am running nor do know how to find out

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