Windows 10: Wins 10 does not see my dvd drive

  1.    23 Feb 2016 #1

    Wins 10 does not see my dvd drive

    Crossed over Fri. and all went well,BUT for one thing the system does not see the drive..if you click hidden folders on Manager it shows up with the following the drive is not connected to the computer ( 45)....which i get a laugh from.It is not reads it well enough to tell me it is not connected..??

    I am rather new to Windows and have spent 2 days online trying to find the unicorn my dvd drive become.

    ANY HELP will be greatly appreciated
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  2.    24 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi, a good number of people have experienced this - me too on one PC. Always worth searching the forum for possible answers.
    Here's one of many such threads that should help.

    1. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator. (E.g. 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."


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    Last edited by dalchina; 24 Feb 2016 at 06:47.
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       24 Feb 2016 #3

    Did you go to File Explorer
    Should show up as D drive
    Also in Device Manager
    If none work then do a
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    Or an SFC Command
    the link is in my signature
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