Fix DVD Drive Not Detected in Windows 10


Some USB devices like external CD/DVD drive not detected in Windows 10, today I will show you solutions to fix CD/DVD drive not showing in Windows 10, you can refer these methods if your PC with Windows 8 or Windows 7.



1. Some laptops like Surface, even though it run Windows 10, it can not run some external drives, why? As I known, the USB ports on surface series products without enough power for these external devices, so we can try a USB 3.0/2.0 Y Cable to supply additional power.

2. If you need a HUB devices to extend your USB ports, in order to your external drives can play normally, recommend the powered USB HUB.

3. Here we talk “DVD Drive not Detected in Windows” mean the DVD drive don’t appear in This PC and neither the Device Manager.

OK, let’s start to introduce the steps that fixing CD/ DVD drive not detected in Windows 10 problem.

Solution 1

CD/DVD drive work in Windows 7 but not in Windows 10 after upgrading the system.  You can try this solution firstly, if now work, you can try the solution 2.

1. Right click the left Windows icon and select the Command Prompt (Admin) (Must run as Administrator)

2. Copy and paste the following command and press Enter. [Do not need to typing manually]

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

3. It will show “The operation completed successfully.” as below picture.


4. Reboot the system, connect the CD/DVD on Windows 10 again. The DVD/CD should be recognized automatically.


Solution 2

1. Keep connecting CD/ DVD drive on your PC/laptop.

2. Right click Windows icon at the left corner and find Device Manager

3. Find the CD/DVD drive and Uninstall the DVD drive (The drive name should be removed from the list and the DVD/CD-ROM drives category will also be removed if there is only one CD/DVD drive.).

uninstall the dvd drive

4. Click Action, select Scan for hardware changes, then wait for Windows to find and install the DVD Drive.

click action and scan for hardware changes

5. Now, the drive name should appear in a Windows message and in Device Manager. If not, please continue reading below.

6. Open the Device Manager again and do the following actions depending on what is shown:

–  If the CD/DVD drive name is missing, try to reboot your PC and reconnect CD/DVD drive after uninstall in Device Manager.

– If a drive name is shown with an alert icon (alert icon in device manager), double click the drive name to find the error message. Clear the registry filters for Device Manager error codes 10, 19, 31, 32, 39 or 41 using the following steps:

  •  Try Microsoft Fix it Solution to clean the registry filters automatically

  •  If you cannot use the Microsoft Fix it Solution, continue using below steps
  •  Log in your account to Windows 1o as an administrator.
  •  Press Win + R () on your keyboard, it will appear a Run dialog, type in “Regedit” and press enter.
  •  Expand My Computer in Registry Editor, and expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  •  Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet.
  •  Expand Control, then expand Class.
  •  In the class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
  •  In the registry editor pane, delete UpperFilters on the right side.
  •  If you do not see UpperFilters, delete LowerFilters.
  •  Reboot your computer and reconnect your CD/DVD drive in your Windows 10, the not detected problem should be fixed.

– If the CD/DVD drive show with a disabled icon (disabled icon in device manager), the drive has been disabled. Right click the drive name and select Enable. Then reboot your computer to complete the enabling process. If the drive cannot be enabled, a required software service or driver is disabled or not functioning properly.

  •  Click the plus sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
  •  Right click each devices and Uninstall.
  •  Reboot your computer and connect your CD/DVD drive to check whether it appear in Device Manager.



Above solutions, you can try them one by one from easy one to complex, hope these solutions can fix your CD/DVD not detected in Windows 10 problem. Any questions, please leave message below.

Read Also: How to Fix External DVD Drive Common Problems?

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