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How to solve DVD / CD drive is not detected in Windows 10

How to solve DVD / CD drive is not detected in Windows 10

Boot to the Windows 10 desktop, then launch Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X and clicking Device Manager. Expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the optical drive listed, then click Uninstall. Exit Device Manager then restart your computer. Windows 10 will detect the drive then reinstall it.

  1. How do I fix my DVD drive not detected?
  2. Why is my computer not detecting my CD DVD drive?
  3. Can't find DVD CD ROM drives in Device Manager?
  4. How do I check if my DVD drive is working?
  5. How do I reinstall my CD drive?
  6. Why my CD is not detected?
  7. How do I enable my CD drive?
  8. Where is CD drive in Device Manager?
  9. When I put a CD in my computer nothing happens Windows 10?
  10. Why is the DVD drive not working?
  11. How do I know if my CD drive is working?
  12. Why can't I play dvds on Windows 10?

How do I fix my DVD drive not detected?

What can I do if the DVD driver for Windows 10 is not detected?

  1. Delete the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers from Device Manager.
  2. Create new registry keys.
  3. Check if your DVD drive is properly connected.
  4. Set your DVD drive as the first boot device in BIOS.
  5. Remove Virtual Drive Software.
  6. Use the Hardware Troubleshooter.

Why is my computer not detecting my CD DVD drive?

Check the drive name in Device Manager, and then reinstall the drive in Device Manager to determine if Windows is able to recognize the drive. In Windows, search for and open Device Manager. Double-click DVD/CD-ROM drives to expand the category. If DVD/CD-ROM drives is not in the list, skip to Reset the computer power.

Can't find DVD CD ROM drives in Device Manager?

Try this - Control Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click the device - Driver's Tab -click Update Drivers (this will likely do nothing) - then RIGHT CLICK the drive - UNINSTALL - REBOOT this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if drive is not shown continue below.

How do I check if my DVD drive is working?

Verify the optical disk drive is recognized in Device Manager

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type devmgmt. msc then press the Enter key.
  3. In the Device Manager window, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives. Verify that the optical disk drive is listed.

How do I reinstall my CD drive?

In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab. On the Hardware tab, in the Device Manager box, click the Device Manager button. In the Device Manager window, click the DVD/CD-ROM icon. Under the DVD/CD-ROM icon, click to select the drive to be reinstalled.

Why my CD is not detected?

If the CD-ROM works in Safe Mode but not in normal Windows, a running program is causing the issue, or the drivers are corrupt. Open Device Manager, highlight and remove the CD-ROM by pressing the delete key. After deleting the CD-ROM, reboot the computer. Windows should then detect the CD-ROM and reinstall it.

How do I enable my CD drive?

Enable or Disable CDROM and USB Port

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate, and then click the following registry key: ...
  4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
  5. In the Value data box, type 3 to Enable and 4 to disable, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.

Where is CD drive in Device Manager?

Check to be sure that a cable isn't loose, the drive is not broken or disabled in the system BIOS settings. There should be a category name titled "DVD/CD-ROM drives" and if you double-click on it, or if you click on the plus sign next to it, you should see your device name.

When I put a CD in my computer nothing happens Windows 10?

This probably occurs because Windows 10 disables autoplay by default. Hold down the Windows + R keys to open the Run window. ... Select Browse and navigate to the TurboTax CD on your CD/DVD/RW drive (usually your D drive).

Why is the DVD drive not working?

Boot to the Windows 10 desktop, then launch Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X and clicking Device Manager. Expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the optical drive listed, then click Uninstall. Exit Device Manager then restart your computer. Windows 10 will detect the drive then reinstall it.

How do I know if my CD drive is working?

How Do I Tell If My CD Drive Is Working?

  1. Press the button to open the CD-ROM drive. The drive should open to accept a CD.
  2. Insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive tray. Press the button to close the tray. ...
  3. Observe the front of the CD-ROM drive. The operation light should be lit or blinking, and you may be able to hear the drive mechanism spinning the CD.

Why can't I play dvds on Windows 10?

Microsoft has removed the built-in support for video DVD playing in Windows 10. Therefore DVD playback is more troublesome on Windows 10 than on previous versions. ... So we recommend you to use VLC player, a free third party player with DVD support integrated. Open VLC media player, click Media and select Open Disc.

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