DVDACCSS error message when booting up CPU on my Dell Leap top

I am running Windows 7.  Every time I boot up the computer I get an error message that says  " dvdaccss could not be opened.  The system can not find the file specified.  This has been going on and continues to go on since I sent my computer for service after a problem with my disc drive.  this is an ongoing problem.  The computer does not seem to recognize the disc drive and I must control the actions from the control panel such as eject or install.

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Last updated December 3, 2018 Views 1,342 Applies to:


You may follow these suggestions:

Method 1:

Step 1:

Restart computer in safe mode and check if the issue persists. Follow the steps in the link:

“Start your computer in safe mode”


Step 2:

If the issue does not occur in safe mode, restart in computer in clean boot and check if any third party application is causing issues. Follow “step 1” in the link to enable to clean boot:


Follow step 7 from the article to “Reset the computer to start as usual”, after performing the clean boot troubleshooting.

Method 2:

Follow the steps in the link:

“Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs”


Note: If running fixit does not fix the issue, follow the manual steps from the above link.

Registry Disclaimer:

This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the link below to follow steps to back up registry:

“Back up the registry”


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