[Solved] Fix CD or DVD Drive Does Not Show in My Computer and Does Not Respond After Inserting Disc

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on March 21, 2013

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There are many readers of ours who reported about this common problem when my computer doesn’t shows cd or dvd rom drive in my computer neither does it take any action on inserting a disk. If you have faced same or similar issue like nothing happens when you insert a CD or DVD or you cant read a DVD or CD on your PC or laptop, then you can follow some of the solutions mentioned below, at least one of them will work for you.

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Please note that the following methods to fix your CD or DVD drive will only work when CD or DVD drive in your PC or laptop does not have a physical defect so in short all the methods below are software fix but if there is something wrong with hardware, you should better get it checked.

Edit Registry To Fix CD or DVD Drive Reading

Press Window Key + r and type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor and  following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

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Delete the keys which says "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" keys in right-side pane and restart windows.

Another similar method is related ATAPI key

Open registry and navigate to the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\

You can create a new key Controller0 under atapi key.Now Select the new Controller0 key and in right-side pane, create new DWORD EnumDevice1 and set its value to 1 and close Registry Editor and restart your system.

Use Microsoft CD or DVD Drives Tool

You can use this tool to auto fix the Cd or DVD drive issues like your CD or DVD Drive does not read or write and is shown as disabled, the media in your CD or DVD drive cannot be read and the media cannot be written to by your CD or DVD drive

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This way if you use this tool, you will be able to Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can’t read or write media without any editing of registry.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Deepak Kumar March 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

In my PC on inserting a bootable DVD it boots but the CD/DVD drive is not listed in computer and the computer Does Not Respond After Inserting Disc.
I tried all 3 methods posted by you but none of it could help me.
There are no filters in my registry.
Any other suggestions please…

Deepak Kumar March 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

In my PC on inserting a bootable DVD it boots but the CD/DVD drive is not listed in computer and the computer Does Not Respond After Inserting Disc.
I tried all 3 methods posted by you but none of it could help me.
There are no filters in my registry.
Is this to do with the OS???
Because this happened after i installed win8.
Any other suggestions please…

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