1.    03 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    DVD/RW Drive not showing up in "THIS PC" Windows 10


    I recently upgraded from Windows 8 to 10. Post upgrade I have just realized my DVD Drive is not observable/findable in the File manager.

    It is also not observable in the device manager.

    It is however, powered up and is recognized in the BIOS Menu as Sata 4 and recognized by the computer as Boot Device one.

    The computer will boot from the DvD Drive if I put a bootable DVD (my old windows 8.1 disc in this case) in the drive, I just tested this.

    Any help appreciated. Please let me know if there is any other information I can provide.
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  2.    03 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10

    I had to apply a small registry fix when I had the same problem.

    1. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator

    2. Copy & Paste the following line.

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

    3. Reboot the system

    Worked for me and a few others!
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  3.    03 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Worked like a champ. Thanks so much.

    Really. Wow.

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  4.    03 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10

    Glad to help.
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  5.    03 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 86
    Windows 10 Pro

    Good stuff. I remember the days where I had to enter an UpperFilter and LowerFilter just to get the drive to show up in earlier versions of Windows.
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