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It’s not unusual for your optical drive to be working just fine in a previous version of Windows or Windows 10, then the minute you upgrade to a new version, it stops working.
As Windows 10 continues to modernize the operating system, support for such older hardware technology as optical drives is becoming increasingly spotty.
This is unfortunate since many users still depend on CDs and DVDs.
1) Close all open programs 2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter 3) Click on the plus signs ( ) next to the following folders * HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE * SYSTEM * Current Control Set * Control * Class * 4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry.
Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
This problem can happen due to corrupt registry entries and hence fixing them can also solve this problem.
Your CD/DVD drive isn't appearing on "Computer", this sometimes happens when you have just installed or uninstalled a program. To roll back these changes you can try restoring the system.When the Windows Vista OS is updated or a program is installed or uninstalled, the CD/ DVD drive may not be seen in My Computer.The problem of the missing CD-ROM/ DVD drive in Windows Vista can be fixed.But out of the blue, you could not find the DVD drive option in This PC (Windows 10 OS) window like the following screen shot. You can’t even see the DVD/CD-ROM drives option when you choose to Show hidden devices. 7) Your computer will be able to help you with the detection of the DVD for Windows 10.You figure that it might be a driver issue so the first thing comes to you is to install a DVD/CD-ROM driver provided by the computer manufacturer. will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it.This tutorial done on Windows 10 shows you how you could fix this problem by yourself. Or you can update all your missing and outdated drivers automatically with just one-click with Driver Easy Pro version.