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.
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
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
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
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.