Fix DVD Drive Not Detected in Windows 7/8

We have methods to fix DVD Drive not recognized in Windows 7/8. Here I’m gonna guide how to fix DVD Drive not detected in Windows 7 or Windows 8.


Sometimes although DVD Drive is connected to computer or laptop, but Windows 7/8 fails to detect it. Most of the users complains that after upgrading their laptops or desktop computers from Windows 7 to Windows 8, the Windows 8 fails to recognize DVD Drive hence it is not shown in Windows Explorer as well as in device manager.



Also Read: Fix/Repair MBR in Windows 7/8

How to Fix DVD Drive Not Detected in Windows 7/8

The root cause of this problem is still unknown but no worries as we gave found few fixes to get rid of this problem.

Fix # 1) Check Connections

First of all if you are facing this issue on desktop computer, then check your DVD drive cables. Sometimes this error may be because of loose connections. If the problem is still there, then follow fix # 2.

Fix # 2) Using Command Prompt

Launch CMD as administrator from start menu. Once CMD is launched, copy and paste the command below and hit enter key.

reg.exe add “HMLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0” /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0X0000000

Once this command is executed, close the command prompt window and restart you PC to check DVD Drive not working in Windows 7/8 error still there or not.

Fix # 3) Freeware Tool

If none of above method worked in your case to fix DVD Not Working in Windows 7/8, then download the free utility named CD-Drive Icon Repair and launch it. Click on “Repair CD-DVD Icon” button and then let the utility do the rest.

These were 3 methods to fix DVD Drive Not Detected error in Windows 7/8. Let us know which one of above worked in your case. If you know any other method, please share that with us too, we would love to include that too.


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