Note: If you installed Windows 8 on a freshly installed and are experiencing the problem, we suggest that you check the cables from the optical drive before following any of the methods listed below.
Step 1: Start Command Prompt with administrator rights. To do this, switch to Start screen, type CMD and then simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to access Elevated Prompt. Click Yes to confirm access to User Account Control prompt.
Step 2: Elevated Prompt, paste or type the following command and press Enter:
reg.exe add “HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesatapiController0″ / f / v EnumDevice1 / t REG_DWORD / d 0 × 00000001
Step 3: Exit the Command Prompt, reboot your computer. Now you should see the DVD drive in Windows Explorer and Device Manager.
For some users, the above procedure may not work. If the above procedure is not working or you’re too lazy to access the Command Prompt and run the command, download and run the free utility called Icon Repair CD-DVD .
Icon CD-DVD Repair is a portable tool that helps you repair Windows if your CD or DVD drive is missing or not recognized. Although the program was designed for Windows 7, works fine on Windows 8. Start the tool, click the Repair button Icon CD-DVD and then restart your PC.
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