Windows 7 does not Recognize DVD Drive, How to Fix?

I have seen many people complaining about their DVD drive not being recognized. Recently, my friend told me that Windows 7 did not recognize his DVD drive. He told me that when he went to device manager and checked out for the drive. He found out that the drive was not recognized and it was marked by a yellow exclamation mark.

How to Fix “Windows 7 does not Recognize DVD Drive”?

Here’s a quick solution that worked for many users. Follow the below instructions carefully:
In the start menu search, type in ‘regedit’ and hit enter.
The registry editor will now open. Look for the below registry key-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Class \ (4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318)
In the right window, right click on UpperFilters and delete it. Also, right click again on LowerFilters and delete it as well.
Restart your computer for changes to take effect.

Another Solution to the problem:
Go to Start> All programs> Accessories> Right click on Command Prompt> Run as administrator.
Type the following and press enter.
bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS

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Discussion

10 comments for “Windows 7 does not Recognize DVD Drive, How to Fix?”

  • Adithya

    Dude, my W7 does not recognize it. I tried the following procedure, but then, i don’t have the ‘upper filters’ and ‘lower filters’ in the right pane. What do i do?

  • Adithya

    Where is my solution Bizzntech? :P

  • http://www.bizzntech.com Joel

    Ooops! I’m really sorry. i was busy with assignments. You can try updating SATA drivers for your laptop. Hope it helps..

  • a7a

    this shit doesnt work fuck

  • leeamsi

    Hey I get this response when I run the bcdedit command:

    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
    The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    It might help to know that, when I try the registry fix no upper or lower filters are found, even if I do a search for them in the registry. My CD/DVD drive doesn’t show up in Device manager too. It might also help to know that I am using a Linux boot loader (GRUB) because I am dual booting with Win7 and OpenSuse 11.3

    Does anyone know what I can do to get this CD/DVD drive working or at least recognized?

    Any help is appreciated, thanks!

  • Ankur

    Worked for me. I had both drives MIA in “Computer” and X for the device manager. Solution 1 worked great!

  • MANIL PATEL

    THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH …..BIZZZ……. U R SO GREAT …..JUST BCAX OF U I SAVED MY 3000 RS ……I WAS GOING 2 BUY A NEW DVD ROM BUT BCAUX OF UR TIPS I WAS ABLE 2 REPAIR IT………….U R A GREAT SCIENTIST

  • Henste

    Used it, and it works, BUT, when I start iTunes, I get the following message:

    Warning! The registry settings used by the iTunes drivers for importing and burning CDs and DVDs are missing. This can happen as a result of installing other CD burning software. Please reinstall iTunes.

    I haven’t installed any other software, only removed those registry settings. Will try a reinstall of iTunes and post an update.

  • Henste

    Reinstalled iTunes and have the same issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.huston.790 David Huston

    I haven’t installed any other software, only removed those registry
    settings. Will try a reinstall of iTunes and post an update.

    http://www.fitsavers.com/

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