CD/DVD player disappears after Win8 install + reg edit fix doesn't work

  webtiger 13:01 31 Dec 2012

Having installed WIn8 for a third and final try, I now find that my CD/DVd player has disappeared from the system so I can't install any further software.

I've done the reg edit fix for this available online but it hasn't corrected the problem. Also, I've downloaded the free MS Media Centre add-on, which is also supposed to resolve the issue, also without success - I have the media centre function, but not DVD/CD player.

Can anyone help with advice on beating this bug?

  rdave13 14:50 31 Dec 2012

When you ran the reg fix did you get any errors? Did you run CMD as admin?

  webtiger 18:17 31 Dec 2012

There were no errors when I ran the edit. And, yes, I used the admin version of the prompt to run it.

  rdave13 20:14 31 Dec 2012

Left corner, right click, Device Manager, DVD/CD-ROM drives right click and try 'Scan for hardware changes.

Left corner, right click, Disk manager, if you scroll down do you see CD-ROM O. If it's there without a letter you will need to change drive letter and paths.

  rdave13 20:23 31 Dec 2012

This one is slightly different, save to notepad as Drive.reg then merge.

click here

  fullywired23 15:00 02 Jan 2013

I thought I had cured this fault but after a few reboots it has gone again.I tried the regedit but it didn't work for me ,I don't know if I did it correctly but I pasted it in and I used the admin command ,perhaps someone could give me a step by step instruction as I am not all that good with computers

  fullywired23 19:07 02 Jan 2013

Tried again ,this time using

reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 this was successful I can now see the DVD However only time will tell whether the cure is long lasting

thanks to everyone viejo

  Pine Man 08:02 03 Jan 2013

I had this and other problems with Windows 8 and found that the easiest solution, which cured them all, was to re-install Windows 7. I liked Windows 8 but I'm going to leave it for a few months before trying again.

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