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29 Jul 2015

CD/DVD Icon Not Showing in My Computer Window

Tutorial [教程] • 29 JULY 2015
Lately my PC desktop does not read any cds or dvds when loaded into it. I've tried inserting a couple of times into my desktop yet it cannot be detected. Could it be a dirty DVD or dirty lens. I clean off the DVD with a damp soft cloth yet it doesn't work.  I was really frustrated. Luckily I found the tutorial below and Method 2 solved my problem. 


1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3. Look for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" strings in right-side pane. If you find them, delete them.

4. Restart the system and now you should  have access to your optical drives.


If the above method doesn't work for you or if you can't see "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" keys in Registry, then following steps will help you:

1. Open Registry Editor and go to following key:


2. Create a new key Controller0 under atapi key.

3. Select the new Controller0 key and in right-side pane, create new DWORD EnumDevice1 and set its value to 1

4. Close Registry Editor and restart your system.
That's it. Now you'll be able to see your CD/DVD drive in My Computer window.

Articles credited to ASKVG
(Thanks, it worked for me)


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