[Solved] CD Drive not Detected

There may be a case that your CD/DVD drive is ejecting properly but it is not showing up in the My Computer. This was the problem with one of our readers and here are the solutions for that.

Solution 1:

•    First ensure that your device is enabled from the Device Manager.

•    Go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware tab and then click on Device Manager.

•    Find your CD drive and if it has a red cross on the icon just right click and click “Enable”.

Solution 2:

If the CD drive is enabled then perform following steps:

1.    Open registry Editor and go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

2.    Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

3.    Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

4.    Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Solution 3:

Make sure that your IDE cable inside the CPU are attached properly and not broken. This is also one of the reasons for the problem.

Hope the above solutions help.

One Reply to “[Solved] CD Drive not Detected”

  1. hi dude am having problem with my CD-DVD ROM driver it is not detected by my sys.and in other sys it is detecting very well and i have done hardware update but displaying “cannot do hardware update wizard”… in my sys others CD-DVD ROM s are detecting and woking well…. i know this is strange problem pls help me…. and that driver repaired directly from company.
    ihave the driver of SAMSUNG SH-S202J/IDDH DRIVER…

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