Windows 10: CD/DVD drives disapear after a Windows 10 update

  1.    30 Aug 2015 #1

    CD/DVD drives disapear after a Windows 10 update

    After I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro everything was fine on my desktop PC. Several days went by as I learned the new OS' interface. Then I got an update message telling me that a reboot was required for the updates to take effect. Blindly I went ahead and rebooted as requested. To my astonishment after I rebooted my two DVD drives were no longer recognized by Windows 10. Mind you, they were working just fine after my initial upgrade from 7 to 10.

    I tried using the registry hacks I had seen on so many of these forums. None worked.

    My only fix was to do a restore to a date & time previous to the update. (Just go to control panel, select recovery and then select open system restore.)

    Hopefully, Microsoft will come out with an update that fixes their bad update soon. As I write this I have received another request from Windows 10 for e reboot so as to install more updates. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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       30 Aug 2015 #2

    Do they show up in Device Manager? Welcome to the Forum BTW:)
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  3.    30 Aug 2015 #3

    Gary said: View Post
    Do they show up in Device Manager? Welcome to the Forum BTW:)
    Yes they do.
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       30 Aug 2015 #4

    OK this happened to me once and I had The circled in red option unchecked. As soon as I checked it and rebooted they showed.
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