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[FIX] Optical Drives (CD/DVD) Icon Not Showing in My Computer Window

Many times Windows users face strange problem when they can't see the
icon of optical drives in My Computer window. The drive icon doesn't show in
Explorer but the drive works fine even in other computers.

If you are also facing this problem and can't see your optical drives (CD/DVD
Drives/Writers) in My Computer window, this tutorial will help you.

Simply follow these simple steps to fix the problem:

METHOD 1:

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\ {4D36E965E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Delete_UpperFilters_LowerFilters_Keys.png

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.

METHOD 2:

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:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\

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

3. 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.

METHOD 3:

If the above mentioned method doesn't work for you, you can directly add the
DWORD in Registry by executing following command in Command Prompt:

reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v


EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001

Make sure you open Command Prompt as Administrator as mentioned here.

METHOD 4:

If you don't want to modify Registry yourself, download following ZIP file,
extract it and you'll get a ready-made Registry script which will modify
Windows Registry automatically:

Download Registry Script to Fix CD/DVD Drive Missing in Windows

PS: You can also check out solutions for other common PC problems in
following exclusive topic:

[Help & Support] Frequently Asked Problems with Solutions

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Comments

Emma King

Worked like a charm! I wish I came acorss this 2 hours ago!

chirag jain

wow..!!! it worksss..... thkss thankss alot...:)

Ben C

Thank you so much. Using the Registry Script I solved this problem. It needed
a restart but all is now working fine. :)

Dipu Mahmud

Thanks. The 2nd method is working. Many many thanks

Sujith

Thanks alot... it's awesome

umgmgsein

Thank you very much since I have fixed my PC by using your METHOD 1.

Rob

For some reason Windows 8,.1 removed my 2 Optical drives,


Thank you method #1 did the trick.

Ankit

Wow, thanx alot the step first worked for me....... Thanks again....

Filloz

Fixed my 8.1 installation easily using the reg script.


I've spent countless hours looking for a solution.
Thanks a lot !!!!!

Saman

Thanks lot.i had above problem and contacted few friends but no one had
answere. Then I just type my problem in google. Thanks to you I did what you
ask to do and I resolve my problem. Once again thank you millions of time

Fred

Thank a lot, I like the Fixed cd/dvd. It's fix my windows 8.1 so my dvd/cd rom
is back in action.
Many thank to you!!!!!!!

Ivica

Thank a lot method 3 worked

Feroz

Thanks friend it worked perfectly fine now.

kenny rogers

method one worked for me..... THANKYOU... THANKYOU... THANKYOU :)

Tony

Working on windows 8.1! Thanks!

krodami

Thank you for this, not sure why this happened but your fix worked great!

Fred

Your a fliping genius! Works like a charm, Thanxs.

haasd

2nd method worked perfectly! thank you! :)

viviana

Thanks! Method #2 Worked!!

Abdul Mabood

Thank You....Very Very Much....now i Found My dvd ....it's work...thank


you ....once again .....

Dulemek

THANK YOU VERY MUCH! METHOD 2: WORK FOR ME ON WINDOWS 8


ENTERPRISE 32bit. Awesome :)

nahis

Bro you r just awesome!!! I tried method 4 and it works like magic.. Thank
you so much

RAMEEZ RAJA

very gud,,2nd method worked,,u r genius

cfar

Thanks so much for you solutions. #1&#2 worked for one day then would
disappear again until I checked "share drive". Now everything works great.

Dave

7 May 2014 - Windows 8.1Pro, fresh install.

Terrific work. Thank you. Your tips got my optical drive recognised again in no

time. Dave.

JR

Method 1:

I didn't have the Lower Filters but I deleted the Upper Filters and it worked
great, Thanks!

Sharath

It worked! Thanks

RPOP76

#1 worked like a charm in less than 2 minutes!! I have Windows 8.1. Thanks
for saving me probably hours!

Chuck

Worked #1 on one machine, and #2 worked on second machine.


Thank You

daniel onwardd

it works like magic..thumbs up.thanks.

prapradhan

thanks , problem is solved

Rakib

Saved my life........i was so frustrated.......reinstalled windows bt had same


prob again..
thnx for this wonderful post

Shane

Hey guys,

Thanks for that, method 3 worked for me.

Have been searching everywhere for a fix for this.

Cheers,

Shane

Anthony

Wow!! method 1 worked perfectly well (Windows 8.1 64 bit). Thank you so so
much

eswar

thank you bro method1 worked for me

joshua

this really works!!!!!!!!!!!! must say thanks to y'all..... so happy it works

utkarsh

Thanks man, you solved my problem.


Your 1st method totally works.

Murad bd

U know i had an important file in a dvd disk but suddenly i found there were
no dvd drive in my pc.....try a lot but not worked....thanks a Lot for giving me
this....

samuel

thanks alot, it worked for me instantly

Muhammad Tariq

Thank You My Problem is Solved. My Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

mark

Guys try in 2nd method, if it doesn't work, delete the "EnumDevice1" file and
then follow the mathod 2. Works for me.

helena

method 1 worked like a charm! Thanks a lot!

xrotek

Thank you, you'r the best!

Shrads

Thanks step 1 worked for me :) Genius!

lucky

option no 3 works for me

Naresh

Hey thanks man.. my problem solved ... thank u so much

Aleksandar

Step two worked for me, clean and useful instructions!!! Thank You So
Much!!!!

Ankur

Thanks a lot.. It really worked

abdul

thankssssssssssssssssssssssssssss dude ... u saved my life

Sadie-Michaela Harris

Brilliant! thank you for the clear concise instructions - a pictorial guide is
always appreciated by me! Method 1 worked perfectly.

Rimpy

Perfect solution! It really worked :) Thanks a lot man!!

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