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  1.    15 Feb 2016 #11
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yes I did, to no avail.
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  2.    15 Feb 2016 #12
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 13
    Win 10

    What's really frustrating is I have a 5 year old Gateway laptop that I upgraded to Win 10 fro Win 7 four or five months ago that works just fine. and this Dell is less than 10 days old and completely updated, but it's not working! Eeeerrrr!
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  3.    14 May 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,137
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, just found this worked for me:

    1. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator.
    (Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (admin) )

    2. Copy/type the following and enter

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

    3. Reboot the system

    My DVD drive was then automatically recognised. Yippee.

    Solved Windows 10 - my dvd/cd drive is not recognised, at all - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums
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    Alternative:
    I used a tiny Autohotkey script to poll the DVD drive whilst autoplay wasn't working. That worked too.
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  4.    16 May 2016 #14
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 13
    Win 10

    Thanks for this reply! I'll give it a try and see what happens. Thanks for posting this on an older thread because I'm still having the problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, just found this worked for me:

    1. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator.
    (Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (admin) )

    2. Copy/type the following and enter

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

    3. Reboot the system

    My DVD drive was then automatically recognised. Yippee.

    Solved Windows 10 - my dvd/cd drive is not recognised, at all - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums
    ======================

    Alternative:
    I used a tiny Autohotkey script to poll the DVD drive whilst autoplay wasn't working. That worked too.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    16 May 2016 #15
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,137
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Oddly, alas, the registry fix worked after applying it several times, but then didn't. My PC was, however, noticeably slow to recognise removal of a disk and update explorer.

    I'm back to my little script which is reliable and effective.
    ;
    ; Poll DVD-RW drive for autoplay to detect drives
    ; and explorer to update
    ;
    Loop {
    Sleep, 900
    DriveSpaceFree, Space, z:\
    }

    In another thread this issue is said to be acknowledged by MS....
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  6.    16 May 2016 #16
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Dalchina, I sincerely appreciate the effort you made, but to have to add a 3rd party app and create a script that requires a keystroke for a service that should run automatically is not a proper solution. Just saying.

    MS needs to step up its game.
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  7.    16 May 2016 #17
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 13
    Win 10

    Agreed! What I don't understand though is why it only affects certain machines? I have several running windows 10 and this is the only one with this issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmikef View Post
    Dalchina, I sincerely appreciate the effort you made, but to have to add a 3rd party app and create a script that requires a keystroke for a service that should run automatically is not a proper solution. Just saying.

    MS needs to step up its game.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    16 May 2016 #18
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I'm beginning to wonder:
    1) If it is due to folks having a SSD boot drive (C: )and a regular HD for files (D: ) - I do
    2) Or, the type of motherboard

    It is not an issue with the registry, it's a problem with timing and DLLs that kick off the read DVD service.
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  9.    16 May 2016 #19
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,137
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Quote Originally Posted by jmikef View Post
    Dalchina, I sincerely appreciate the effort you made, but to have to add a 3rd party app and create a script that requires a keystroke for a service that should run automatically is not a proper solution. Just saying.

    MS needs to step up its game.
    You misunderstand the script and what Autohotkey can do. I launch the script from Startup, and do nothing - all automatic. You can create entire programs with Autohotkey, not just hotkeys.

    Quite agree, but I've more important issues than investigating autoplay (which I'm not bothered about) and if I've a workaround that makes explorer respond well without spending lots of time hoping for a fix, that's great and life can move on. (I use Autohotkey anyway, so no overheads there for me!)

    Meanwhile let's give lots of feedback to MS (Windows key + ?) on this.
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  10.    14 Jul 2016 #20
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Optical disc drive not working - OFF/ON Autoplay fixed it


    Hi all
    I had purchased a brand new HP laptop last week. It came with WinX 1024 and I eventually managed to get it updated to the latest 1511 version.
    Last thing I checked (before delivery to the intended user) was whether the optical drive worked. I was dumbfounded to find that it wouldn't read a disc. When I tried to open the drive the disc was ejected. Any disc I put it the drive just ground away continually and wouldn't open - and no sign of Autoplay.

    I spend hours - literally hours - trolling the internet for a fix.
    I tried setting different Autoplay settings with mixed and intermittent results.
    I found the registry edits but was loathe to use them because the behavior I was seeing didn't really seem to fit :
    • I could see the optical drive but discs wouldn't open when inserted
    • I could add an external optical drive and I could see it as a new drive but discs wouldn't open when inserted
    • I fiddled with the Autoplay settings - once or twice this worked but most times it didn't
    • I could add a USB stick - it was recognized by Autoplay
    • Strangely I could burn a blank disc
    • The device manager seemed to have all the right drivers and no errors (I did a re-install at one stage)
    • I checked the WinX registry against a Win 8.1 registry - it was missing NoDriveTypeAutoRun in HKCU but other posts on the internet suggested this wasn't really an issue.


    Then I decided to turn off Autoplay in the Control Panel, Save and restart the laptop.
    Voila ... I could see the discs mounted on the optical drive and I could right mouse click to open them.

    So then I turned Autoplay back on , saved and restarted the laptop.
    Autoplay started working as expected ......... what the ?????

    I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth at this point and I'm hoping the fix 'sticks'.

    I am also hoping that this simple fix works for someone else.
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