You may experience that DVD drive is not recognized in Windows 8


Symptom:

After you install Windows 8, you may find the CD/DVD drive is not recognized.

 

Resolution:

1. Run Command Prompt as an  Administrator. Type cmd in Windows 8 Metro UI and press cltr+shift+enter

2. Type following and say enter

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

3. Reboot the system

4. Verify if the problem has been resolved.

Comments (142)

  1. Anonymous says:

    did not work for me. ram CMD as administrator. Successful. reboot. still no cdrom??

  2. Anonymous says:

    Window said operation was successful, but did not change anything – still no DVD/CD

  3. Anonymous says:

    aaa, this man is a god, thank you!!!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    worked

  5. amit sahu says:

    that's really worksss…………..thankssssss

  6. Nino ten Voorde says:

    Also it works for me, thanks πŸ˜€

  7. Brian says:

    Unfortunately it didn't work with a HP dv6809wm laptop.  DVD not showing in Device Manager either (but drive opens during POST).  Any other recommendations?  Thank you.

  8. arshad says:

    Thanks man…..it worked for me….

  9. dakota says:

    I just wanted to say thank you. I've had this problem a few times installing Win8 on different systems, and this cleared it right up ^_^

  10. jim says:

    I tried that but get the message "ERROR: Access is denied.

  11. poor1 says:

    I got access denied too.  Not sure what is meant by Metro UI

  12. T. says:

    Problem solved πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot!

    To Jim & poor1:  run Command prompt as Admin (Right click on Command Prompt icon), otherwise you'll get this access denied error.

    UI is User Interface.

    Just type in Search "Command Prompt", then right click on the icon and then "Run as Admin" nad copy the text mentioned in the beginning, reboot and jabadabaduu πŸ™‚

  13. bhagy 619 says:

    thnxxx very much dude  it really works

  14. 'Jatin' says:

    still I am not able to solve problem

    DVD drive is not recognized in Windows 8

    can I get you tube of the same

  15. Gadi says:

    Thanks, tried 20 other things – nothing worked till this

  16. Bogdan says:

    Thank you very much. It worked like a charm! Excellent hint, I had no DVD writer available in Winblowz8.

  17. Kapes says:

    Thank you it worked for me, and it looks like another awful attempt of Windows 8 to avoid including a simple and "cheap" hardware item that I would like it to be able to support, I can't afford all new hardware like everybody else who seems to have ca$h flowing out of their pockets all the time, I would rather put the dollars to GOOD use…………

  18. Glyjanna says:

    This problem had been driving me nuts. Did what the man said and it solved the problem in 30 seconds. Thank you

  19. Shreyas says:

    had  this prob 4 long time….dis worked in seconds..~!!!

  20. mike says:

    I get

    ERROR: Invalid syntax

    Type "REG ADD /?" for usage

  21. Margean Narcis says:

    cannot find this name on my regedit.exe "HKLM" i don't get it? what HKLM mean?

  22. Tpain says:

    I tried this with an external USB ODD and it did not work.

  23. v says:

    Thanks a ton Pal – this was the quickest fix ever ….

  24. Goose says:

    I used that and it worked but it gave me a black flashing square in the video, i then downloaded VLC player and works perfectly now

  25. lmacs says:

    copy paste the command as admin:

    path not found. regedit instructions please

  26. sriram r says:

    works great.. thanks. is this a bug in the OS??

  27. HARISH says:

    Wooowwww it worked for me as well πŸ™‚ thanks alot

  28. Disgusted no wonder everyone keeps XP says:

    I get this error!!!

    ERROR: Invalid syntax

    Type "REG ADD /?" for usage

  29. Dave Kelly says:

    I tried this and thought it was going to work.  After the first reboot, the DVD drive showed up and worked fine.  Second reboot, still OK.  Third reboot – no DVD drive.  This is not the solution.  Windows 8 has a (nother) serious bug.

  30. Harry Matharoo says:

    Ok.. I have tried everything from this forum and others and nothing helped. So I came up with my own solution. Here it goes:

    Go to registry as mentioned above and go under above HKEY…. now here is the trick

    I did not find Upperfilters or LowerFilters but I did find something missing (Installer32) string. I have another computer (Win 7) I checked same HKEY under Windows 7 and found that my Windows 8 does not have [b]Installer32[/b] string.

    How to insert new string:

    1. Click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    2. Go to right pane and right click>New>String Value

    3. Name it Installer32

    4. Right click on Installer32>Modify..

    5. Under Value data type [b]storprop.dll,DvdClassInstaller[/b]

    6. Click OK

    7. Reboot Your Machine

    8. Now you will be able to see the DVD drive without any trouble.

  31. thomas says:

    thanks very much friend it really works… many thanks

  32. Hugo says:

    Wow it really works thanks a lot dude,by the way just copied and pasted the command string in to windows searching bar a way faster way to make it works than typing it

  33. Melita says:

    Just lost my DVD drive when I upgraded Windows 8 to 8.1.

    Harry Matharoo, I can't find the specific path you are referring to in order to insert a new string.

  34. kasha99 says:

    The cmd tips worked for me, and my dvd drive shows up. However when i put a cd in it, it hides again. What should I do???

    Please help.

  35. RLH says:

    This approach (from MS support site) did not work for me on brand new HP 500-210qe. DVD drive shows up in BIOS view.   Restoring using HD factory recovery, Win8 still did not recognize drive.   I tried a different DVD drive and WIn8 still would not recognize.  HP support sending a factory recovery CD to rebuild drive.  At this point, not sure who is at fault MS Win8 or HP manufacturing (see notebook comment above).

  36. Anonymous says:

    Pingback from windows 8 will says all disks are blank

  37. Eric says:

    it works! thanks a bunch!

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  39. Albion user says:

    I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I can’t get it to go past the command prompt. In administrator mode, I go to the command prompt and type “cmd”, then press ctrl + shift + enter. Doesn’t do anything. Thinking that maybe I’m dumb, I type “cmd in Windows 8 Metro UI”, then press ctrl + shift + enter. Still nothing. Cursor doesn’t move. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve used a DOS prompt, but can you help?

  40. Darren says:

    Nope, it just says "Windows cannot find the path specified"

  41. tony says:

    didnt work for me

  42. f.y says:

    When i plug in the DVD Drive power it doesn’t let win8 to run and i encounter a screen like this πŸ™
    my win8 works fine when DVD drive is not installed

  43. Ron says:

    Such a common problem, shouldn’t Microsoft wright a fix and offer it in an exe file

  44. ernest ace says:

    i also tried but had the feedback to be access denied

  45. Niraj Nirala says:

    Tons of thanks to u…it worked

  46. TJ CAT says:

    i typed cmd into “command prompt” then pressed ctrl+shift+enter and nothing happened… :L please help

  47. watling says:

    didn’t work, ran command prompt as admin and pasted the text in. any other ideas?

  48. Praveen SIngh says:

    It’s really work..thank……..

  49. sapna says:

    Tried a lot bt again and again it is showing invalid syntax error…i just copied all d above texts in a line, so is there any mistake??? Please someone help me out!!!

  50. sapna says:

    Tried a lot bt again and again it is showing invalid syntax error…i just copied all d above texts in a line, so is there any mistake??? Please someone help me out!!!

  51. sapna says:

    Tried a lot bt again and again it is showing invalid syntax error…i just copied all d above texts in a line, so is there any mistake??? Please someone help me out!!!

  52. Aman says:

    thanks it realllllly helped πŸ˜€

  53. Zidan says:

    Thanks a lot…it works.

  54. Brian says:

    Worked on Windows Server 2012 as well. Thanks!

  55. sanchit says:

    thanxxxxx…it really works

  56. Lara says:

    Worked like charm, thanks πŸ™‚

  57. Greatly appreciated says:

    Just follow the directions and then you can once again play your dvds. Bravo to you danma. Appreciation is due where it is due and our dear of Microsoft techs couldn’t even make it so clear for the novices. We buy their software and they can’t make a simple fix clear/

  58. THANK YOU - WORKS FOR 2012 R2 AS WELL! says:

    You can extend that headline. I had the same weird experience with Windows Server 2012 R2. The DVD drive was detected perfectly well in BIOS, I could clean-boot from it and all, but no DVD drive ever showed up in 2012 R2. So I took the liberty to see if it wasn’t just the exact same case with 2012 R2 – and what do you know … your suggested fix Works *perfectly* well for Windows Server 2012 R2. Thank you!

  59. m'kay .. uhm .. it works "somewhat" says:

    The fix worked when applied to a raw install of Server 2012 R2. The DVD drive now shows up in this “outer” context. But the problem seems to spill over into a Hyper-V instance of Windows 8.1 (on that very Server 2012 R2 with the initial DVD drive detection problem). The weird thing is, that in this “inner” context the drive -is- clearly detected when you check the virtual machine settings. You can therefore attach ISOs to it. But if you launch Explorer the drive doesn’t show up.

    It certainly does not make Things less weird that for any other Hyper-V instance of Server 2012 R2 there is absolutely -no- problem regarding DVD drive detection.

    ——————————————————————————————————————
    If you check the device settings for the Windows 8.1 instance, the problem is exposed:

    “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)”
    ——————————————————————————————————————

    I’ve tried applying the same suggested fix for this Hyper-V Windows 8.1 instance. It does not solve the problem for this particular case. I’ve tried uninstalling the device in this Hyper-V Windows 8.1 context. This also does not solve the problem.

    If anyone knows of a quick fix for this case, it probably comes as no surprise that I am very interested.

    Weird.

  60. m'kay .. uhm .. it works "somewhat" - CORRECTION says:

    ok. I’m clearly an idiot here. Sorry for that last post.

    I shot Down the Hyper-V instance of Windows 8.1. Rebooted. And there it was. My precious DVD drive. Back up, running, showing, working … alive.

  61. Gromit says:

    This site has been extremely helpful so I wanted to contribute what could be the missing link for those still having issues.

    1) I did run the registry class add command as initially instructed, but that did not have any affect and my Windows 8 OS still didn’t recognize the disc drive. Refresh/Restore OS is excessive and still doesn’t address the issue which could persist after such
    drastic measures, so I did not do either of those.

    2) Harry’s suggestion from Oct 10, 2013 got good, but brief results. That allowed the OS the recognize the disc drive for only a singular reboot. Thanks, Harry, because that got me looking for other missing class properties (none worked), but the search led
    to a site which suggested that corrupt files could be at fault.

    3)Here is the site – see the post from SpiritX on Dec 22, 2012 where it states "Do these to clear corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.":

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/dvd-drive-is-not-recognized-in-window-8/cf435bed-e1d4-44dd-9726-1b7f397332b0?auth=1

    Essentially, I ran the following with WinKey +X, Command Prompt (Admin): SFC /scannow. That came back position for corrupt files. I was too impatient to run the next command chkdsk /r so I’ll do that later.

    4) I reinstalled the driver for the disc drive: Control Panel, Disk drives > right-click and select "Browse my computer for driver software". Choose "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer". Then select the device driver and click Next. Follow
    any further instructions.

    I’m on reboot 2 and the device is still recognized for the first time in over a week. I’ll post later if this fails again or if Check Disc "fixes" some of those corrupt files and breaks it.

    Thank you to everyone.

  62. Jagadeesh says:

    thank you very much it works for me……. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  63. natalie says:

    Hi there …. I did it … it now reads both my dvd writers, but it now comes up wih a "low memory error"??? Any suggestions

  64. nick says:

    It worked perfectly. Thanks a lot!

  65. Sohail says:

    it worked thnx

  66. Philip says:

    Hi, I had the same problem. I have Samsung Notebook NP350E5C-SO1IN which is a year old. My DVD drive did not show up on my computer. As I searched for a solution on the internet, I came to know that the problem must be due to Windows 8.1. I tried all the
    fixes suggested by Microsoft including changes in the registry, checking disk manager etc for three days but to no avail. That was frustrating. Thought for going to the service center and spend some extra bucks for repair. Then today, I used the support center
    and did a diagnosis. It showed only one problem (error: boot speed slow). I clicked on the error to resolve it and it showed (Superfetch auto fixing. Enable superfetch to make boot and application speed faster). I shut down the PC as I had to go out for a
    few minutes. Later, when I switched it on, after a few minutes a popup showed up at the bottom near the hidden icon (sata unknown disk removed) and heard the similar purr of the DVD drive. I checked out β€˜My computer’ and the β€˜DVD RW’ icon had showed up. I
    played a cd and it works fine. Hope it stays that way.
    I would request all IT geeks to explain what had gone wrong with my pc and how the problem was solved.

  67. Jitendra Vawadra says:

    Thank You, very much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. ravindra says:

    thanks

  69. True Disciple says:

    Thanks a lot guys it worked… Much appreciated πŸ™‚

  70. True Disciple says:

    Thanks a lot guys it worked… Much appreciated πŸ™‚

  71. Eileen says:

    It worked second time for me too (I expect I did something wrong first time!!). Thanks a lot.

  72. Ahmad iqbal says:

    reg.exe add "HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesatapiController0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 this one cmd helps

  73. Cathrine says:

    I think I followed the instructions re what to do yet it said to me "the system cannot find the path specified" so what do I do?

  74. Sabrina says:

    Hey! I’ve just noticed that I have the same problem. I did open Command Prompt as Administrator and I copied the text exactly as described, yet I get an Error! It says: ERROR: Invalid syntax Type "REG ADD /?" for usage.
    Any idea what I’m doing wrong???

  75. Tina Davies says:

    It worked for windows 8.1 !! we copied and pasted it. you do need to put the reg.exe add
    Copy and paste it cause there are spaces in there and if it is not exact it wont work….and don’t forget to press enter after! Yay so happy.

  76. Chuck says:

    Worked perfectly. But why not just go to the desktop and open the command box from there? You end up there anyway.
    Thanks again for such a quick fix.

  77. Alireza says:

    So thankkkssssssss.it works for me πŸ™‚

  78. diho says:

    thanks so much πŸ™‚ :X

  79. Vasily says:

    Excellent! It works. Thank you!

  80. AlbertO says:

    I did do all that and it’s still not playing the DVD

  81. John says:

    Worked a treat. Many thanks for this…

  82. jito says:

    Thank you !! worked great hp200 notebook

  83. yoga says:

    It says path not found

  84. DANIEL says:

    HELLO TO EVERYBODY. I HAVE SAME PROBLEM WITH DVD-RW ITS SHOWING IN BIOS BUT NOT IN WINDOWS.

    I HAVE TRIED THIS METOD MENTIONED HERE BUT DIDN.T WORK.

    I MANUALLY OPENED **REGEDIT** BY PRESISNG THE WINDOWS LOGO KEY AND TYPING *REGEDIT* EXPANDEDHKEY_CURRENT_CONFIGSystemCurrentControlSetEnumSCSICDROM&VEN_TSSTCORP&PROD_CDDVDW_SU-208DB . ON CSCONFIGFLAG HIT /RIGHT CLIK AND SELECT MODIFY/ . ADD VALUE 1 INSTEAD
    OF ZERO RESTART SYSTEM ,

    IF STILLL NOT WORKING REPEAT STEPS AND MODIFY AGAIN THE CSCINFIGFLAGS BY ADDING BACK VALUE OF **0** INSTEAD OF **1** that u added earlier. it worked for me ..

    thank you

  85. ML49448 says:

    hey I have windows 8.1 and my dvd rom is not listed in file explorer nor device manager and the I try running this command in cmd admin (HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesatapiController0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001) and it says
    pathway doesn’t exist please help thanks.

  86. Kapanala says:

    Also works on Windows 10 Pro technical preview. Got "ERROR: Access is denied", so made the change using regedit instead.

  87. vihanga says:

    access is denied

  88. Mathew says:

    wonderful. it worked. many many thanks

  89. Pizzonia says:

    Helped me on win 10.. thanks!

  90. henriy says:

    thanks

  91. Ron Prondzinski says:

    I have a 2014 Dell with Windows 8.1. Suddenly my DVD is not working. Device Manager shows a yellow /! triangle for my Matshita DVD+-RW. When I read Properties>General it states: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be
    corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
    {Unable to Load Device Driver} %hs device driver could not be loaded. Error Status was 0x%x
    I have updated driver, uninstalled, and reinstalled the latest driver, but when I place a DVD or CD in it whirs a bit then stops. Nothing on the screen or audio.

    I tried your Comd Prompt (Admin) approach, whereas after C:WINDOWSsystem32> I type in what you show, and receive the Error message: INVALID SYNTAX. Type "REG ADD /?" I’ve typed that in without the quotes instead of the reg.exe add, but that doesn’t work either.

    I’m wondering if perhaps I’m reading your spaces or quotation marks incorrectly. I’m new to this.
    Thanks,

  92. Tushar Patel says:

    thanks a lot.
    i had same issue in win 8.1 and it is solved now.
    I was almost started thinking that my dvd drive has some fault.

  93. Seth Moupre says:

    Thanks for the tip!

  94. arnilis says:

    uhooo, thanx guys I had this problem for very long time even bought new cd/dvd because thought that one is damage, wow I done it on my win7 Ultimate just had to swap few things, so first search cmd.exe and run as admin, Type:
    REG ADD HKLMSystemCurrentCentralSetServicesatapiController0 /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 /f
    Enter what should say successful, then restart 
    Next right click on the Computer, run Manager as admin go to DeviceManager delete your CD/DVD next search regedit.exe run as admin go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE then SYSTEM, CurrentControlSet,  Control, Class and select {4036E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} 
    Up there my Installer32 was fine and I had only UpperFilter which I delete and another restart. Done CD have to work. My do till now, good luck.

    solvani, harvonic 

  95. arnilis says:

    uhooo, thanx guys I had this problem for very long time even bought new cd/dvd because thought that one is damage, wow I done it on my win7 Ultimate just had to swap few things, so first search cmd.exe and run as admin, Type:
    REG ADD HKLMSystemCurrentCentralSetServicesatapiController0 /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 /f
    Hit enter and should say successful, bla,bla then restart 
    Next right click on the Computer, run Manager as admin go to DeviceManager delete your CD/DVD next search regedit.exe run as admin go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE then SYSTEM, CurrentControlSet,  Control, Class and select {4036E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} 
    Up there my Installer32 was fine and I had only UpperFilter which I delete and another restart. Done CD have to work. My do till now. You might be able to do all that at ones what would save on double restart, not sure. Good Luck.

     

  96. arnilis says:

    uhooo, thanx guys I had this problem for very long time even bought new cd/dvd because thought that one is damage, wow I done it on my win7 Ultimate just had to swap few things, so first search cmd.exe and run as admin, Type:
    REG ADD HKLMSystemCurrentCentralSetServicesatapiController0 /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 /f
    Hit enter and should say successful, bla,bla then restart 
    Next right click on the Computer, run Manager as admin go to DeviceManager delete your CD/DVD next search regedit.exe run as admin go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE then SYSTEM, CurrentControlSet,  Control, Class and select {4036E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} 
    Up there my Installer32 was fine and I had only UpperFilter which I delete and another restart. Done CD have to work. My do till now. You might be able to do all that at ones what would save on double restart, not sure. Good Luck.

  97. Tushar Patel says:

    It only worked for single time, then again from next restart same problem and this time given solution was not worked.

    Tried "sfc /scannow" and then "chkdsk /r" but it also didnt work. In face one more problem I faced that "chkdsk" stopped at 11% (also seems to be a known issue in win 8.1)
    Also refreshed my PC using recovery but still same problem.
    Any suggestion except format.

  98. Robbie says:

    We are running Windows Server 2012 R2 on a Dell T110 II and have a bizarre problem.

    There are two DVD drives on the system. The original CD/DVD drive which is read only and a Pioneer BD XL with is CD/DVD/BD read write. Either drive works fine when the original port 5 SATA cable is connected to the drive. It has not been possible to add the
    second drive when using any of the other SATA ports.
    It is most likely a registry problem, but we haven’t resolved it as yet.
    We finally installed a StarTech 2 port (internal) PCIe SATA controller card (PEXSAT32). The card is recognized by Server 2012 R2 and it was not necessary to load a new driver.

    Everything now works well with the CD-ROM on the original port 5 and the BD XL on the PEXSAT32 controller.

  99. Emre says:

    Thanks.It is working

  100. Vyomesh says:

    It worked for me in Windows 10 also. Thanks a lot.

  101. mike says:

    It worked for me today on Windows 10 as well
    Thanks for the fix

  102. Pasqual JJ from UK says:

    Thanks a lot for the superb advice. Worked straight away. Thanks again…

  103. J says:

    Worked for my new Win10 install too. Thanks!

  104. Jos says:

    Thanks, it even works on Windows 10.
    My LG DVD was not recognized, but after de reboot is was recognized.

  105. Jarod King says:

    This is still an issue with Windows 10. The fix still works for it at least. Come on Microsoft. Get your stuff together.

  106. JD says:

    will this work on window 10?

  107. Dave says:

    Also just had this problem after the free upgrade to Win 10 from Win 7and took a chance with Danma’s solution and it worked OK. DVD drive had completely vanished off the face of the earth – not even in device manager (showing hidden devices) as an error.

  108. Bearthazoid says:

    After win10 upgrade lost my DVD drive. This registry entry creation made it come back !

    You’re the MAN !

  109. Anirudh Katti.. says:

    Brilliant !!
    Worked for me..
    Thanxx a lot! πŸ˜€

  110. StefΓ‘n B. says:

    Í tried this code for Windows 10 yesterday and it worked. DVD is there as it should be. Thanks.

  111. lcachola says:

    This works for me. TKU you are a genius

  112. Woodburner says:

    I had this issue on Windows 10 and this registry tweak worked for me too. Thanks. Solution needs to be shared around other forums as loads of users are having this issue after Windows 10 is "forced" upon them!

  113. Nate says:

    Windows 10 wouldn’t recognize my bluray drive, tried this and it worked!!! Thanks for this mate

  114. Thetan207 says:

    This instantly resolved my issue on Windows 10 Pro. Thank you!

  115. skye2 says:

    Confirmed: Also works for the same problem in Windows 10. Thanks random internet person!

  116. thorrigan says:

    After upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10 wasted a whole day trying to solve this problem until I found the above solution from danma. Worked in 5 seconds flat. Thank you

  117. William says:

    This did work for me on a Win 7 to Win 10 upgrade. Did not see my optical drive at all after upgrade. Now works perfectly. Thank You.

  118. William says:

    Before pasting the string in be sure you are running command prompt as an Administrator. Right click the icon, select "run as administrator" then paste the string. If you get a success message then REBOOT!

  119. This is cool! I was having the same issue..I am lucky that I got this blog in couple of searchs πŸ™‚
    Thanks!

  120. evan says:

    Thanks,
    worked for me too!

  121. Jeffjohns says:

    Thanks, it worked for Windows 10

  122. MBM says:

    I tried this after installing windows 10 and it worked. thanks

  123. Dave says:

    This works for windows 10 as well. I just tried it because I had the problem – worked perfectly!

  124. WINISUE says:

    tried everything microsoft said and never work

  125. Johno says:

    Thanks for the Resolution tip, works for Windows 10 as well.

  126. Mohand says:

    It did not work on gateway pc, windows 10, When I restarted the PC, it failed to start. In conclusion windows 10 SUCKS!!

  127. C_of_Sweden says:

    Confirmed: this worked for Windows 10 as well. Thanks to the author. I was on the verge of doing a "rollback" to Win 7, but searched for a solution, needless to say, Microsoft didn’t provide any, but this info did.

  128. C_of_Sweden says:

    (That is, info/solutions about Windows 10 problems/errors are almost non-existent atm.)

  129. Chris Robertson says:

    doesnt work for windows 10. all hardware was regonized in windows 7 bit the bullet and upgraded to windows 10 dvd unregonized now. "asus DRW-24B1ST"

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  132. batdevice says:

    Just did this on my mom’s Windows 10 PC, she now has a working DVD drive.

  133. Manoj limbu says:

    I am not getting controller0 in atapi box now how can i get it?

  134. james says:

    Thank you! Even in the Retail Release of Windows 10, this work around still works! However, I am wondering that ever since Windows 7 they still have not really fixed this problem? I’m hoping one day I won’t have to do this.

  135. ano says:

    Thank you very much. It is worked on windows 10.
    Thank you again.

  136. mostafa says:

    I solved this problem with software called (DriveTheLife)
    from this site :
    http://www.drivethelife.com/windows-drivers/lenovo-drivers-for-windows-10-upgrade.html
    I think the problem is from (Disk Controller SATA AHCI Controller)
    and with upgrading that the problem will be solved

  137. Francis Lee says:

    The command runs, no problem. Drive still not reading.

  138. kirktab says:

    "The cmd tips worked for me, and my dvd drive shows up. However when i put a cd in it, it hides again. What should I do???"
    Nadia I used the solution at
    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/CD-DVD-DRIVE-NOT-DETECTED-AFTER-UPGRADE-TO-WINDOWS-10/td-p/5172346
    for the same problem after upgrade from Win 7>Win 10 – it worked perfectly for me.

  139. Deano says:

    works your magic

  140. Nayan Jalela says:

    How to REBOOT