My brother recently handed down his old laptop to me, which is great. It’s a Compaq Presario 1700. The only thing he said that I had to do is remove Windows Millennium and replace it with 98. No problem, I know how to do that part. Swap out diskette drive, insert CD/DVD drive and… I cannot get the CD/DVD drive to read a disc. I know I’m swapping it correctly ( I checked manual) , and Windows is recognizing it (drive menu in “My Computer” changes from A drive to E drive). But put in a disc (I’ve tried CD, CD ROMS, Burned CD’s and DVD’s) and all it does is say "Please insert disc into E:drive.
Someone else I asked thinks that because the C drive is partitioned into a system recovery drive (D:drive) that this may be interfering with the CD drive operation.
I cannot ask my brother as he is in Iraq and rather incommunicado.
I’ll try anything before I have to hand it over to CompUSA.