1.    02 Jan 2017 #1
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    DVD drive not showing in File Explore. (Im really tech savvy).


    The DVD drive on my ASUS laptop is not showing in file explore. It does show in Device Manager. In Disk Management it shows no DVD drive but it says "Not Initialized" it has a selection for either GPT or MBR. Both don't work. Please see screenshots / photos.

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  2.    02 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steamus View Post
    The DVD drive on my ASUS laptop is not showing in file explore. It does show in Device Manager. In Disk Management it shows no DVD drive but it says "Not Initialized"...
    The DVD drive should not appear in Device Manager under 'Disk drives', it should be in a section of its own called 'DVD/CD-ROM drives'. It has been incorrectly identified as a disk drive. As a consequence the Disk Management screen is trying to treat it as a hard drive, it should be listed in Disk Manager as 'CD-ROM 0', not 'Disk 1'.

    Try right-clicking on the 'PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTD11RS' entry in Device Manager and select 'Uninstall'. Then use Device Manager > Actions > Scan for hardware changes. Hopefully it will be recognised correctly second time round.
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  3.    02 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Hopefully it will be recognised correctly second time round.
    It may not though, others have reported that the AMD SATA Controller driver may need updating in order for the DVD drive to show. See this thread...
    AMD SATA Controller Windows 10 Driver | Community
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  4.    02 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Could be a corrupt driver, bad cable or the drive itself may be bad. I would go to device manager and remove the driver then do a restart. This will reload the driver. If that doesn't work I would try a new cable. If it still doesn't work I would suspect that drive went bad.
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  5.    02 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    UK
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    Win/*nix

    Run cmd as admin
    Copy the following and paste in to cmd window
    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
    Reboot
    Should be fixed
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