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CD/DVD Drive Not Working In Windows 10

Monday, June 20th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

Another Windows 10 concern that you’ve shared is that some hardware is having issues: “I have gotten used to Windows 10 and like it as much as I used to like Windows 7. However, a friend’s DVD/CD drive was not detected anymore after upgrading from 7 to 10. There are other people on the Internet speaking out about that issue, and Microsoft has not done anything about it. I can imagine it’s very disappointing to lose an important part of your operating system because of upgrading to Windows 10.”


Unless Microsoft is the manufacturer of the CD/DVD drive, there’s really not anything they can do about it. It’s up to the maker of the drive to provide updated Windows 10 drivers. Many of them have. Have your friends tried going to the manufacturer’s website to check if Windows 10 driver updates are available?

It’s quite possible that all they need to do is download and install the drivers.

~ Cynthia

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3 Responses to “CD/DVD Drive Not Working In Windows 10”

  1. Walter Nezbit says:

    This worked for me on Windows 8 and Windows 10.

    1. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator.
    2. Type or copy/paste the following command and press 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.

  2. Jo says:

    Driver update is not compatible. Only the factory driver will work. I have had experience with this. I tried every tech support given me which did not work. A tech support went to the registry and got my factory driver and that was the only solution to this issue. With windows 7 ,I could do a roll back driver after an update and that solved the driver problem. An incorrect driver will never work on a CD/DVD Drive.

  3. Charles Rojano says:

    Cynthia, I wonder if folks are just not going to Microsoft support for help. I upgraded 7 to 10 and then dvd/cd did not work. I contacted The support desk and
    Chatted with a Technician. In in about 10 minutes, or less, I was back in business.
    They were extremely helpful and courteous. Just a wonderful experience. And I want to thank you so much for all your good help. I have learned a lot from you and WorldStart newsletters.

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