CD drive not displayed in «My computer»

By | 10.12.2018

CD drive not visible in My computer

If Your CD or DVD drive does not appear in «My computer», the problem may be as software and hardware.

To hardware problems include: CD or DVD drive is completely broken, moved the power cable or ribbon cable, incorrect location of the drive.

Does not appear the drive: check the equipment

First, check whether you open the drive. If not, try to connect another power cable.

If the drive opens when the button is pressed, it should check the IDE cable or SATA. Perhaps the ribbon cable came off. Check the location of jumper. If You are on the same cable connected to two devices, one must be in the Master position and the other to Slave. This applies to the IDE ribbon cable. SATA cables can be connected only one device.

Learn more about hardware repair CD or DVD, read the note repair DVD drive.

Does not appear the drive: check the software part

If the drive is fully functional, but does not appear in the list of drives in «My computer», then try the following:

— check whether you specify the drive in the BIOS (how to go to BIOS).

— try to change the drive letter of your CD or DVD via computer management.

— edit the registry. To call up the registry window, click START> RUN (or the key combination start + R) and type regedit, then click on :

Navigate to the branch HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Class > {4D36E965-E325−11CE — BFC1−08002BE10318} and remove the two parameters UpperFilter andLowerFilter by right-click:

Exit registry editor and restart the computer.

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