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Your CD or DVD drive is not showing up in File Explorer Windows 10, and the device is marked with a yellow exclamation point in Device Manager. After you open the device's Properties dialog box, one of the following errors is listed in the Device status area:

  • Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
  • The device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31
  • A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)
  • Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
  • Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:

  • You upgrade the Windows operating system.
  • You install or uninstall CD or DVD recording programs.
  • You uninstall Microsoft Digital Image.

Resolution

Quite a lot of users find their CD or DVD disc drive not showing up in File Explorer, Disk Management or Device Manager because of the reasons above. So, to help troubleshoot the problem, here we introduce 7 best ways that proved to be able tofix CD/DVD disc drive missing in Windows 10. Apply each of the solutions until the CD/DVD drive icon is back on your Windows computer.

7 solutions to show hidden CD/DVD devices:

PAGE CONTENT:
Solution 1. Show hidden (Unhide) CD/DVD Devices in Windows 10
Solution 2. Uninstall IDE ATA/ ATAPI Controllers
Solution 3. Update or reinstall CD/DVD Driver
Solution 4. Fix CD/DVD Drive Missing by Command Prompt
Solution 5. Fix Corrupted Registry Entries
Solution 6. Create a Registry Subkey
Solution 7. Download a Third-party CD/DVD Repair Tool

Solution 1. Show Hidden (Unhide) CD/DVD Devices in Windows 10

Have you attempted to show the hidden device in Windows 10? At times, Windows 10 update will do a reset, and restore some settings to an earlier state. As soon as your disc is not showing up as normal, try at first to unhide CD/DVD device.

Navigate to This PC -> Manage -> Device Manager -> View -> Show hidden devices.

Solution 2. Uninstall IDE ATA/ ATAPI Controllers

If solution 1 (show hidden devices) does not solve the problem, please continue.

Step 1. Locate the DVD/CD-ROM drives and IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers items. Right-click on each entry present under both 'DVD/CD-ROM drives' and 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers' sections one by one and select Uninstall.

Step 2. Right-click again these items and select 'Scan for hardware change' this time.

Step 3. Reboot your computer after these changes.

Solution 3. Update or reinstall CD/DVD Driver

To update the driver, search for the driver on the device manufacturer's website, and then follow the installation instructions on the website.

Step 1. Press the Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. Type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box, then pressEnter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

Step 3. In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the CD and DVD devices, and then click 'Uninstall'.

Step 4. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click 'OK'.

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Step 5. Restart the computer.

Solution 4. Fix CD/DVD Drive Missing by Command Prompt

Using command prompt usually increases the chance to fix CD/DVD disc missing in Windows 10, and it's comparatively simple to operate.

Step 1. To open elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10, only type CMD in the start menu search box. Right-click on the Command Prompt desktop app and choose Run as administrator.

Step 2. Copy(Ctrl+C) and paste(Ctrl+V) the following command in the Command Prompt and press Enter.

reg.exe add “HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesatapiController0” /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001

Step 3. A message 'The operation completed successfully' then appears. Close the Command Prompt window and go back to check if the CD/DVD icon is back.

Solution 5. Fix Corrupted Registry Entries

Warnings: Registry entry needs to be taken very carefully, as any improper modifying of it can result in severe consequences. So, use the best free backup software to backup Windows 10 registry before fixing corrupted registry entries to make CD/DVD show up again.

Step 1. Press Windows+R keys simultaneously to launch a Run command. Type regedit and pressEnter.

Step 2. Follow the path
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Step 3. Look for UpperFilters and LowerFilters strings on the right side panel.

Step 4. Right-click them and choose 'Delete'.

Solution 6. Create a Registry Subkey

Warnings: Again, Registry entry needs to be taken very carefully, as any improper modifying of it can result in severe consequences. So, use the best free backup software to backup Windows 10 before fixing corrupted registry entries to make CD/DVD show up again.

Step 1. Open Registry, as solution 4 step 1 taught.

Step 2. Follow the path
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesatapi

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Step 3. Right-click on the blank space on the right panel, when the New option pops up, choose Key.

Step 4. Create a new Controller0 key under atapi key.

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Step 5. Select the new Controller0 key. On the right side of the pane, right click on the blank space and choose DWORD(32-bit) Value.

Step 6. Set the name as EnumDevice1 and press Enter. Then double-click it to set the Value data as 1. Press OK to save the setting.

Step 7. Exit Registry Editor.

Step 8. Restart your computer.

Solution 7. Download a Third-party CD/DVD Repair Tool

In case that all the free methods failed to fix CD/DVD missing problem in Windows 10 unfortunately, don't give it up so early. Some third-party CD/DVD repair software is powerful enough to repair many disc problems, though most of which are not free, it's still worth a try.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading. I truly hope the solutions in this article solved your problem. If another method solved the DVD drive not showing in Windows issue, please let me know and I will make sure to mention your method here.

CD-ROM Drivers

MS-DOS and Windows 3.x
(CD-ROM's for Windows are installed via MS-DOS but may have a Windows Setup available)

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In order to use a CD-ROM Drive, your computer must first have a CD-ROM software driver installed. This is usually supplied with the drive but may not necessarily have been installed. The CD-ROM software driver is normally supplied on a floppy disk and includes a SETUP or INSTALL program. Following installation, the CD-ROM software driver is normally loaded at system startup time via a series of entries in the machine's C:CONFIG.SYS & C:AUTOEXEC.BAT files.
For example:


[config.sys]

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DEVICE=C:DOSHIMEM.SYS
DEVICEHIGH=C:DOSoakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
LASTDRIVE=F

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[autoexec.bat]

LH C:DOSMSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /l:D

The first /D: switch is the drive number, which must be the same in both config.sys and autoexec.bat. In the above example its '/D:mscd001'. (If you had 2 drives fitted the second may be /D:mscd002) The /l:D switch sets a drive letter for your CD-ROM. (In this case DriveD:) You can make this anything you want after your Hard Drives that is not taken, but make sure you put a 'LASTDRIVE=' line at the end of config.sys to allow for enough environmental space. This can be made as the letter after your last drive in use (i.e. =F) as each letter used, uses a small piece of available environment. (LASTDRIVE=Z would enable ALL available Drive Letters) In this example HIMEM.SYS is used to load driver into upper memory block.

oakcdrom.sys = CD-ROM Driver (Which is named differently by each manufacturer) and can be located in its own directory.

MSCDEX.EXE is provided as part of MS-DOS and sometimes on Install Disk as well.

HIMEM.SYS is provided as part of MS-DOS and enables use of the upper memory area.

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Windows 95

Windows 95 does not need a CD-ROM Driver installed as above, as it installs its own driver. However you may want to install a DOS Driver in this way to enable you to use your CD-ROM at the DOS Prompt. Remember that Windows 95 stores its DOS files at C:WINDOWSCOMMAND not C:DOS as in older versions!

Some CD-ROM Drivers you can try:

Oak Technologies Universal IDE CD-ROM Driver ~ 162Kb Download
This will get you into almost all of the IDE CD-ROM Drives on the market. ~ Oak Technologies manufacture the Semi-Conductors fitted into almost all CD-ROM Drives.(With Setup Program)

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Goldstar (LG) CD-ROM Driver.~ 148Kb Download
Also a very good CD-ROM Driver, that starts almost any IDE CD-ROM Drive. (With Install Program)

Adaptec Drivers part of the Adaptec Support Site. Or available here:
Adaptec SCSI Driver Kit for DOS and Windows

CD-ROM God v5.5
CD-ROM God Ver 5.5 is a boot disk that has 50+ CD-ROM drivers.(Including SCSI) It has basic ATAPI drivers, and model specific drivers. This version unzips drivers to a ramdrive! It has a better - sleeker - shareware free menu. This disk uses DEVICE.COM to load. This way you won't have to re-boot a million times! ISO-9660 CD Support and SMARTDRV.EXE

Bootdisk Page~A selection of DOS Bootdisks with Add-On IDE & SCSI CD-ROM Drivers.
Note ~ The MS-DOS 6.22 Emergency Boot Disk (EBD) has been replaced on this site with the Bootdisk Project Files, to give a wider selection of MS-DOS versions and to include both IDE & SCSI drivers while reducing download size and web storage space..

http://www.cdrom-drivers.com/
Try this link to locate your CD-ROM Manufacturer to see if a MS-DOS or Windows 3.1 Driver is available.

http://www.bootdisk.com/ or http://support.mpccorp.com/downloads/boot.html
Have a nice selection of CD-ROM Bootdisks that will start most systems. The Autoexec.bat & Config.sys files and drivers can be copied and used to start your system, Or in the case of Windows 95/98, To start your CD-ROM to install Windows.

The following Pages may provide additional help:

The CD-ROM Drivers Guide~ A Guide to CD-ROM driver resources on the Internet!

PCMCIA Card Services Resource Download Page ~ PCMCIA Support for DOS & Windows 3.1