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Sunday, November 24, 2013

How to fix your undetected DVD drive on Windows at Ease

Nowadays, computer is a common word and when we mention it, I believe we all are not strange about it. However, It is no exaggeration to say that although every one of us has been using computer for years,when there are something wrong with our computer, we can not solve it with help. Thus today this article we will talk about the issue of our computer DVD Drive and when we can't find the DVD drive, how do we to fix the undetected CD/DVD Drive.

Internal mechanism of a DVD-ROM Drive. See tex...
Internal mechanism of a DVD-ROM Drive. See text for details. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Symptoms description:

I bought a DVD from Europe last week and when I back to Washington I want to enjoy the DVD with my DVD player. As we all know it is necessary to remove the DVD region code by a DVD Ripper for us before playing it, so I get a DVD Ripper and insert the DVD into my DVD drive of my PC. But as a result, I can get my DVD drive; it is missing and not recognized by Windows.

Well, some day if you get into the same situation with me and cannot play or access a CD or DVD. Do not worry about it, and try these follow solutions to fix the problem.

Solution One:Using the third party software to fix your problem(windows 7/8)

1: Hit the combination shortcuts “Windows+R”. Then you will get a window as below. Type into and then hit “Enter” key.

2: The Search box in Control Panel will pop to you. Type into “troubleshooter”, and click Troubleshooting.

3: Then go to the Hardware and Sound item, click Configure a device.

Solution Two: Uninstall and reinstall your DVD drive

According to your computer and Uninstall and reinstall your DVD drive, the specific step of reinstalling your DVD drive, you can search it in Google.

Solution Three: Fix the undetected CD/DVD Drive automatically

If you want to solve the problem automatically, you should go to the Microsoft website, and then click Run now: how to fix your undetected CD/DVD Drive. Then hit “Run” and finish the steps in the wizard.

Solution Four: Using the registry subkey

1: Hit “Windows+R” and type “regedit” in the Run box, then press Enter.

2: Then you will get the navigation pane. Locate the following registry subkey:

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi”. And then Right-click on “atapi”, point to New yet, then hit “Key”.

3: Type Controller0, and then press Enter. Right-click “Controller0”, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.

4: Press Enter after typing “EnumDevice1”. Right-click EnumDevice1 all the same, click Modify.... Type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK. Exit and restart your PC.

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