How To Enable DVD Drive in windows 8, Detect it Easily

Sometimes we find a new troubleshoot in windows 8. After successfully installing windows 8 preview version, computer window does not show internal DVD drive. Then we get ourselves in trouble and think, why DVD drive is vanished from windows 8 after installation. But don’t worry, a process having some steps are being provided. Follow these tips and solve this troubleshoot quickly.

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Enable DVD Drive in Windows 8 - 

  • At first, Press Ctrl + C shortcut to Open Charms bar.
  • In charms bar , Click on Search option.
  • Now type Command Prompt in Apps search box.
windows 8 command prompt search
  • Now command Prompt link is showing in search results at left panel.
  • At this time we press right click, a setting panel come at the bottom.
  •  Here, click on Run as administrator button to start command prompt with admin right.
window 8 command Prompt start
  •  Type this command –

Reg.exe add “HKLM\system\currentcontrolset-services\atapi\controller0” /f/v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0×00000001 

  • Press Enter button after typing this command in command Prompt.
  • Now we have to restart the computer.

When we open computer explorer window, DVD drive will display with drive partition.

windows 8 DVD drive enable

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