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 the 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 0x00000001 

  • 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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  3. you can follow another procedure by third party tool which is named CD-DVD Icon Repair to recognize DVD drive in windows 8.
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  5. it gives me the following message>

    C:\Users\vfshoadmin>Reg.exe add
    ERROR: Invalid syntax.
    Type “REG ADD /?” for usage.

    C:\Users\vfshoadmin>”HKLM\system\currentcontrolset-services\atapi\controller0″ /
    f/v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
    The system cannot find the path specified.

    What am I doing wrong?

  6. Hi, I had the same problem in my notebook. I owns Samsung Notebook NP350E5C-SO1IN which is one year old. DVD drive did not show up on my PC. As I Googled for a fix on the web, I came to know that the problem must be caused by Windows 8.1. I tried all the solutions advised by Microsoft like changes in the registry, checking disk manager (Under DVD icon TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208BB which was greyed out, properties displayed error 45) for three days but to no avail. That was annoying. Today, I used the support center and did a diagnosis. It showed only a single problem like – error: boot speed slow. I clicked on the error to fix it and it displayed Superfetch auto fixing. Enable superfetch to make boot and application speed faster. I shut down my computer as I had to go out for minutes. Later, when I power on, after a few minutes a popup launched at the bottom near the hidden icon (sata unknown disk removed) and heard the similar purr sound from the DVD drive. I examined ‘My computer’ and the ‘DVD RW’ icon had showed up. I inserted a cd and it works fine.
    I would appeal all IT geeks to elaborate what had gone wrong with my computer and how the it was fixed.

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