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How to Fix Disk/DVD/CD Missing/Not Showing Up Error in Windows 10/8/7?

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 by Tracy King to Partition Manager

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DVD, CD failed to show up in Windows 10, hep!

"So here is the problem: I connected a CD into my computer but it didn't read the content. I then insert another new DVD into the ROM, still, I got nothing. 
Neither disk showed up. Something must go wrong on my computer. And do you know how to fix this problem? Is there a way to fix DVD or CD missing error in Windows 10? How?"

If you are having a similar problem that any disks, CDs or DVDs cannot be recognized by your computer, don't worry. You can fix these problems on your own now. How? Follow to find solutions right here in the below passages.

Quick Fix: Connect disk, dvd or cd to another PC

If you are not sure where does the problem exist, you can directly try this quick fix to connect your disk, dvd or cd to another PC and check out where the new computer can detect or read your disk or not.

If not, your disk has some problems and you have to find other solution to repair the damaged or not working disk.
If the new computer recognizes your cd or dvd, the problem is on your PC and you have to find solutions to fix it.

Don't know how to repair damaged disk driver? Relax! Here below you'll find wanted solutions to fix CD/DVD drivers not showing up error in Windows 10/8/7 now.

Solution 1. Update, uninstall and reinstall Disk/DVD/CD and IDE/ATAPI drivers

When DVD/CD-ROM drivers and IDE ATAPI controllers drivers are outdated, Windows PC will not be able to recognize or read relative data on CD, DVD. Your first move is to update, uninstall and reinstall drivers of DVD/CD and IDE/ATAPI drivers:

  1. 1. Press Win + R to open Run dialog;
  2. 2. Type: devmgmnt.msc and hit Enter;
  3. 3. Sign in as administrator with your password or click Allow;
  4. 4. Enter Device Manger > Click and expand DVD/CD-ROM drivers or IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers;
  5. 5. Right-click on DVD/CD devices or IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers > Select Uninstall;
  6. 6. After uninstalling drivers, select Scan or restart PC to reinstall drivers for DVD/CD and IDE ATA/ATAPI.

Solution 2. Fix corrupted registry entries to solve DVD/CD missing issue

If Windows registry entries corrupted, you may also not be able to read or view CD or DVD disks on computer. Registry Editor will help you to fix corrupted registry entries so to allow PC detect and read dvds or cds for you again:

  1. 1. Press Win + R to launch Run dialog;
  2. 2. Sign in as an administrator with your account and password;
  3. 3. Type: regedit and hit Enter;
  4. 4. Follow below path to locate registry subkey:
  5. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  6. 5. Select UpperFilters on the right pane > Click Delete on the Edit menu;
  7. 6. Select Yes if you are prompted to confirm the deletion > Click LowerFilters on the right pane;
  8. 7. Select Delete on the Edit menu > Click Yes when you are asked to confirm the deletion;
  9. 8. Exit the Registry Editor and restart PC.

Solution 3. Fix internal system error on Windows 10/8/7 to make CD/DVD readable by PC

When system internal error exists in your PC, you may not be able to do normal operations on your PC, even including reading DVD or CD disks. If you can find a way to fix and repair system internal errors in your Windows 10, 8 or 7 computers, it would also help to fix the disk ready problem.
Professional partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master will help you fix this problem with simple clicks. Just free download, activate it and follow below steps to fix internal system errors in Windows 10/8/7 and make your computer can detect CD/DVD now:

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1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Free and right-click the system partition by clicking "Check partition".

Fix CD/DVD not showing up error in Windows PC.

2. Choose the way that you want to use to check partition: Check Partition Properties, Call Windows Chkdsk to fix errors, Surface Test.
Click OK

Make DVD/CD to show up in PC.

3. Let EaseUS Partition Master automatically check hard disk partition errors and repair errors for you. Click OK to finish the process.

Repair system errors that stops DVD/CD show up in PC.

Solution 4. Use Hardware and Device troubleshooter to solve CD/DVD/Disk not responding error

  1. 1. Launch Run dialog by pressing Win + R keys;
  2. 2. Type: control and hit Enter;
  3. 3. Type: troubleshooter in the Search box on Control Panel > Click Troubleshooting;
  4. 4. Click Configure a device under Hardware and Sound;

Enter your administrator password and continue the process.