Windows 10: DVD R/W drive has disappeared after upgrading to Windows 10

  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    DVD R/W drive has disappeared after upgrading to Windows 10


    I cannot find the DVD R/W drive on my desktop. I cannot play CDs nor DVDs.
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2

    Does it show up (unidentified) in "other devices" in Device Manager?

    If so, you could try removing it and rebooting.
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  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3

    Same


    My SATA DVD did not survive the upgrade from Win7 to 10. It does not even show as a ? device in Device manager. DVD/CD only shows the virtual CDs for mounting .ISOs. Should I hot plug it to make it force to install?
    This seems like a bad idea but its sitting right now with a cold boot after disconnecting the data cable.

    I think part of the problem may have been Magic ISO which I used in Win7. The "software" was removed during the upgrade (from media as I was impatient) but the driver remained and was stuck with the mounted driver. I removed all the vestiges of Magic Disc ISO from the registry (after exporting them to .REG files) and moved the drivers out so I think that is all cleaned up. But no joy bringing the auto discovery to work.

    I tried the FixIt from MS for Windows 8.1 which did nothing during its run. Found nothing claimed to "fix" something but not details and no joy.
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  4.    07 Aug 2015 #4

    Fixed mine at least


    CD/DVD drive not recognized - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums

    Fixed me right up with this reghack
    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001

    Original answer from answers.microsoft.com but I found it here.

    Thanks for this awesome resource.
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  5.    07 Aug 2015 #5

    bobkn said: View Post
    Does it show up (unidentified) in "other devices" in Device Manager?

    If so, you could try removing it and rebooting.
    "No, it does not show up anywhere. I tried to discover new devices and it was negative."
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  6.    07 Aug 2015 #6

    chiko said: View Post
    CD/DVD drive not recognized - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums

    Fixed me right up with this reghack
    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001

    Original answer from answers.microsoft.com but I found it here.

    Thanks for this awesome resource.
    "I tried the reg edit 3 times with reboots. No success after three tries. Thanks for the suggestion."
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  7.    12 Oct 2015 #7

    DVD Writer disappeared, but Blu-ray still showed up


    GDaddyo said: View Post
    "I tried the reg edit 3 times with reboots. No success after three tries. Thanks for the suggestion."
    Since my motherboard supports up to four SATA devices (two on channel 0 and two on channel 1), I was finally able to get my DVD Writer to be recognized by adding a registry entry for all four SATA devices and then rebooting:

    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice2 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice3 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice4 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001

    (Yes, I know that the EnumDevice probably starts with base 0 (EnumDevice0), but having the extra registry entry doesn't seem to hurt.)
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