Computer Tip: Optical drive not recognized in Windows 8.x
January 17, 2014 2 Comments
After you install Windows 8.x, you may find the CD/DVD drive is not recognized. To fix the problem:
- Run an elevated Command prompt (as an Administrator). Type cmd in Windows 8 Modern UI and press cltr+shift+enter
- Type in the following and press the Enter key:
reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0” /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
Reboot the system. Drive should be available.
[As usual read my Notes page when working with the registry.]