Fix cd-dvd drive missing in Windows: 7, 8, 10

Fix cd-dvd drive missing in Windows: 7, 8, 10

After upgrading to Windows, your computer no longer detects your CD/DVD drive. This issue can be fixed easily, and should work for Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10.

Solution 1

  • Press [Windows] + [R] and 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) and Rename it as EnumDevices 1.
  • Double click on the EnumDevice1 and set its value to 1. Close the registry and restart your system.

Solution 2

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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