Windows 8.1 - CD/DVD drive missing

October 2016

Windows 8.1 - CD/DVD drive missing


After upgrading to Windows 8/8.1, your computer no longer detects your CD/DVD drive.

Solution 1

  • Press [Windows] + [R].
  • Type 'regedit' and press [Enter].
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0
  • Create a new Dword value (same bit version as for your system).
  • Rename it as "EnumDevices 1"
  • Double click on the EnumDevice1 and set its value to 1.
  • Close the registry and restart your system.


Instead of using the registy, you can use the following command:
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
  • Open an elevated command prompt and enter the above command.

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