After upgrading to Windows 8/8.1, your computer no longer detects your CD/DVD drive. This issue can be fixed easily.
Windows 8.1 - CD/DVD drive missing
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.
Instead of using the registy, you can use the following command:
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- 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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