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How to enable a CD/DVD drive? It is not listed in "My Computer"


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#1 shaa

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 01:53 PM

How to Edit the Registry for a CD/DVD Drive

There are several steps that you can take to edit the registry for a DVD drive on your computer if Windows does not recognize it. In some cases, problems may occur if you tried to upgrade your computer from Windows XP to Windows Vista, or Windows 7 or 8 , 10 and the registry entries becomes corrupt. Use Windows features to help you manually remove the corrupt registry entries and get the not working DVD drive on your computer to start operating again.

Windows 7 & 8 & 10 :

Step 1 :
Press the Start button on your taskbar. Select Control Panel from the menu list.
Step 2 :
Use the search box located near the top right of the window. Type the keyword troubleshooting in the text field and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
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Step 3 :
Click on the "Troubleshooting" link that appears. Look for the Hardware and Sound option and then click on the Configure a device item found under it.
Step 4 :
Click Next. Follow the onscreen instructions when you are prompted. Windows attempts to resolve any issues and conflicts that you may be experiencing with your system's hardware and DVD drive.

Using Windows Registry Editor for Vista

Step 1 :
Press the Start button and then click on All Programs and Accessories. Click Run and type regedit in the run box. Click the OK button. Type the Administrator password or Allow if you are prompted.
Step 2 :
Go to the navigation pane and click on the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Step 3 :
Click on the UpperFilters registry entry located in the right pane. Go to the "Edit" menu and click "Delete." Click "Yes" when you are prompted to confirm the deletion. If you don't see the registry entry, you may have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry.
Step 4 :
Go to the right pane and click on LowerFilters. Click Edit from the menu and then click Delete. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
Step 5 :
Click Exit and restart your computer.

Using Windows Registry Editor for Windows XP

Step 1 :
Press the Start button on your taskbar. Click on Run and type regedit in the run box. Click the OK button.
Step 2 :
Go to the navigation pane and click on the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Step 3 :
Click on the UpperFilters registry entry located in the right pane. Go to the "Edit" menu and then click on "Delete." Click on "Yes" to confirm the deletion. If you don't see the registry entry, you may have to remove the LowerFilters entry.
Step 4 :
Go to the right pane and click on LowerFilters. Click Edit and then click "Delete. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
Step 5 :
Click Exit and restart your computer

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#2 KingDavidlll

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 03:53 AM

Also I find the most common problem with not connected CD/DVD drive that doesn't work is that the cables are not plugged in.  Always check the cables.






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