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Go into the BIOS and see if the system detects the drive. Try the following solution if still not working then your drive could be dead.

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Change the Samsung dvd region code

If the drivers allows it, you can change the region, ! of course, its inside the drivers settings. over the device manager.

Sep 27, 2013 | HP Compaq Presario V5000Z Notebook

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I need a windows 7 driver for a 435778-001 CD\DVD RW. It is for a Presario C300 but HP said it will work for the Presario C551 NR. It reads in Vista but is not even there in Device manager in 7. Please...

In Computer => System Properties => Device Manager, right-click on the drive name, then select "Update Driver Software" and allow Windows to go on the Internet and find an updated driver.

Sep 03, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Compaq Presario V6500 laptop. Its been giving lot of troubles right from the 13 month (warranty was for 12 months). My DVD drive was able to read only CDs and no DVDs. I was still continuing...

wow a model stated, but NO OS , sad. why post with NO OS?
CIRCA 2007 (carbon dated by me)
NO MEDIA Stated just DVD (nuttn)

windows VISTA 32, that it? many were that year, 2010 or older
please tell the poster why anyone on earth warranties any 7 year old computer? must be wild men with cash to spend, ? endless?
who does that, or did you buy a service contract, from someone?
a service contract is not a warranty from HP not at all.

the DVD drive has name remove the drive read the label there.
post it and we can tell you what it can do an can not.
or ask HP that, we are not HP.
must BE XP after all only XP messes up DVD and many other things and needs, XP reg hot patches, sure.
why not upgrade this XP trash PC.
never ever RUN XP now, its a virus magnet, to you read the news
on COUNTERATTACKS, last 3 months on XP???? sad no?

or is this VISTA, it to has problems but IIRC DVDs work in VISTA OK. VISTA to must be fully updated from MS, (they shut down updates to vista last month( but there is one more patch from MS and is kEY to your survival with VISTA, ask HP or MS for it now)

as you can see DAY 1 this PC had 5 optical drive options with the limits clearly stated on page 3 here

not the massive NO's on the the first one, cheap one...!!!!

here is the key to testing DVD, unstated by you what you did.
THE drive needs a patch from HP to read some movies
we remove the drive read the label then read HPs spec on what you have.
2; You never once told what DVD is in you hand..
a movie from the store on DVD or on BlueRay.
a DVD install disk
A DVD you made on other PC say burned to DVD-R media some home movies, say MP4s whata?
or what I can make or buy 100 of other forumated DVD in vast ways. some work other dont for vast reasons.
tell me one reason, one disk, tell what the disk is.
like DVD from store, with Gone with the wind on it,or WIZ of OZ.

3: then we go to and load all drivers seen on there site
for you PC (only) and your unstated OS, , yes they must match.

see this.

if your media is ok (do not use DVD recorded disk now, as a test)
and the Drive is DVD drive, the label on it is clear as day.?
and the OS is still HP loaded and not infected or erased using some Microsoft disk then, load all the missing drivers see above.
and it will work, , if not the DVD drive is bad.

next time POST OS.
and tell which of the 6 optical drives you have,
some folks even put in other drives here, if you bought it used
it can be vast other drives here,
once we know that, we can get it to work, only if its still good.
after 10 years, many now are filthy optics or weak laser diode.

May 11, 2017 | Compaq 449901-001 - HP Presario V6500...

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No sounds

Try to check if you have installed an audio driver for your computer/laptop. You can see this under Device Manager.
Here's how to go there:
1) Right click My Computer.
2) Go to Manage
3) A window will appear. Click Device Manager.

If you see a yellow exclamation mark under Sound, Video and Game controller, that means that you have no driver installed for that corresponding device.

If that is the case, you should install a driver for your audio device in order for it to work. Your computer/laptop comes with a CD/DVD that contains all the drivers for your devices. If you can't find yours, try to search online for the audio driver of your computer/laptop.

Hope it helps!

Jan 28, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I have presario v6500 Notebook with Vista. In the past I was able to use this dvd. Recently i changed my OS vista to xp sp2 but the driver was disappeared on me and sometimes it will shows and I'm unable...

you have gone backwards in operating system and it is possible that the driver for the notebook is not compatible for win xp
as win xp is no longer being supported by microsoft it is better to stay on vista or install win 7 as all downloads are now orientated to the later operation systems

Jul 22, 2017 | Pioneer (DVR-K16) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Low sound and buzz from speakers / Hum noise from sub-woofer

Select Start > (right click) My Computer > Manage
In the Management window select > Device Manager
Next to Sound, Video and Game Controllers click the + sign
A yellow triangle will signify a problem so if one is present, right-click that device and select Properties
You can then choose to update the driver
For more details check Dell Xps 420 Manual.
Dell Xps 420 Manual

Apr 14, 2017 | Dell A525 Computer Speakers

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Compaq Presario CQ50 SD card reader not working

go to this website and you will find the driver for that model

Jan 05, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario CQ50-110US Laptop

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Disappearing DVD driver

Use device manager to remove the dvd/cd unit, and then reboot the computer. Vista will locate the unit and install the driver.

It is possible that the dvd/cd unit has failed and requires repair or replacement

Jul 05, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V6000T 15.4" Notebook...

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Sound card dvr for presario v6500 with Windows XP

This is from HP's website:
If an HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario, delivered with Vista isdowngraded to the XP operating system, HP may not provide drivers.Users are encouraged to search the Microsoft web site for informationon downgrading to XP and locating updated drivers.

See Issues with Downgrading HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario PCs to Windows XP and Restoring Windows Vista for more detailed information.

The Service Manual may tell you the chipset of the sound card(but I didn't see it just part numbers). Also, you can run this utility here(look for audio in the output), in the event that you can't figure out the chipset otherwise.

According to this post, it appears that it may be part of windows update, you can try that.

Mar 15, 2009 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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