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Windows 8.1 - CD/DVD Drive Missing

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

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.


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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