DVD drive not recognized in windows 8

My DVD drive installed Windows 8 and can also boot from DVD, but Windows 8 does not recognize the drive after the operating system is loaded. How can I get drivers loaded for this version of Windows?

Update: If I boot with the Windows 8 DVD in the drive, ignore the option to boot from the CD or DVD, when the OS loads, the drive is recognized and I can use it for that session. If I reboot without the DVD in the drive, it is gone again.


Could you please try to do following and let us know if solved the problem.


1. Run Command Prompt as an  Administrator. Type cmd in Windows 8 modern UI and press cltr+shift+enter


2. Type following and say enter


reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001


3. Reboot the system


4. Verify if the problem has been resolved.


Thank you!


If after you perform the suggestions above and if your DVD drive is still not recognized please reply to this thread to let us know.




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Last updated November 25, 2020 Views 222,028 Applies to: