Can’t find DVD CD ROM drives in Device Manager? Don’t worry. This article details on how to fix DVD/ CD drives missing or not showing up in Windows 10.
Even in today’s fast-paced digital world a lot of users still depend on DVD or CD-ROM drives to read software and media distributed on disc and to perform installations. However, when those CD or DVD drives are not recognized by Windows computers or other programs, people are left in a state of angst.
So, if you are one of the many unlucky users whose CD or DVD drive is not showing in File Explorer Windows 10, and the device is denoted by a black exclamation point (!) on a yellow triangle in Device Manager, you’ve come to the right place!
Here in this blog post, we are going to teach you how to fix CD/DVD drive missing in Windows 10. Our next segment focuses on the same.
Solutions to Fix CD DVD Drive Not Showing or Missing in Windows 10
Following are the best ways to fix the CD or DVD drives not working or missing in Windows computer.
Solution 1: Update Your Device Drivers
A faulty, outdated or mismatched driver may cause the error DVD disc or CD drive not showing up in File Explorer. You can get the correct drivers for your CD and DVD devices using manual and automatic means. Since updating drivers manually is a lengthy and error-prone process, we recommend users performing the task automatically with Bit Driver Updater. The software automatically downloads and installs the correct and most recent drivers for a range of computer peripherals, including DVD/CD-ROM drives.
Here’s how to update CD and DVD device drivers with Bit Driver Updater:
Download and install Bit Driver Updater.
Start the application and click on the Scan Drivers button to identify the hardware devices with outdated or corrupt drivers.
Next, you just need to click on the Update Now button to automatically download and install the most recent driver version for your CD and DVD device.
After updating your disc driver, restart your computer, and see if Windows can now detect your CD or DVD drive. In case the CD/DVD disc drive is still missing, you can try the next solution.
The DVD/CD-ROM drives not showing in device manager Windows 10 problem may be caused by corrupted registry entries. Here are the steps you need to follow to fix corrupt registry in Windows 10.
Note: Before you use this method, ensure that you logged in to Windows as an administrator. To verify that you are using an account with Administrator privileges, open the Control Panel application and navigate yourself to the User Accounts > Manage User Accounts.
Open the Windows Registry Editor. To do so, bring up the Run box (Windows logo + R keys), type regedit in the dialog box, and then click the OK button or press Enter on your keyboard.
Next, you need to look for and select the below-written registry subkey in the navigation pane.
Above we have shared some of the most effective solutions that helped quite a lot of users fix DVD/ CD drives not showing or missing on Windows 10. Hopefully one of these solutions solved your problem.
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Monil is a professional writer whose forte is absorbing a lot of data and help large technical organizations convey their message clearly across multiple products. An engineer by qualification, his affinity for design enables him to write to inspire, energize, and influence various audiences to uncover their true potential. When not writing, Monil is likely to be found listening to music, traveling, or simply excavating into his favourite cuisines.
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