26 December 2012

Missing CD/DVD drive in Windows 8

I need one week to find out why CD\DVD drive isn't recognized in newly installed Windows 8. There was two strange things:
1. CD/DVD is listed in BIOS.
2. Windows 8 was installed from DVD

But in Windows 8 CD/DVD drive wasn't recognized. After many hours searching on the web, I found a simple solution on Microsoft forum.

1. Open Command-Prompt window as an Administrator.

2. Run the command:
reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001

3. Reboot.

I'm sure Microsoft will add this line in next update... but until then, you can use this solution.

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