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Repair or Replace a DVD or CD Drive that Cannot Read Discs in Windows 10: If you recently upgraded to Windows 10, you might encounter this problem. This error is not necessarily something you should replace. There are many fixes that can fix it. Today we will discuss how to solve it. This issue can be caused by incompatible drivers or corrupted drivers. Let’s now see how to fix CD/DVD drives not reading discs in Windows 10 using the below-listed troubleshooting guide.

Windows 10: Fix CD/DVD Drives Not Reading Discs

If an emergency occurs, create a restore point.

Method 1 – Rollback DVD or CD drive drivers

1. Press Windows Key +R, then type devmgmt.MSc, and hit Enter.

2. Extend DVD/CD-ROM drives. Then right-click on your CD/DVD drive to select Properties.

3. Click Rollback Driver.

  1. Wait for the drivers to be rolled back, then close Device Manager.

5. Reboot your computer to save changes

Method 2 – Uninstall CD/DVD drive

1. Press the Windows key + the R button, to open the Run dialog box.

2. Type devmgmt.MSC, and then hit the Enter key.

 

3. In Device Manager expand DVD/CDROM drives. Right-click CD/DVD devices, then click Uninstall.

  1. Restart your computer. The drivers will automatically be installed after the computer is restarted.

Method 3 – Run the Troubleshooter for Hardware and Devices

1. Type control into Windows Search, then click Control Panel from the search results.

2. Search Troubleshoot, and click on Problem shooting.

3. Next, click To view all in the left pane

4. Click to run the Troubleshooter For Hardware and Device.

5. The Troubleshooter mentioned above may be able to fix the CD or DVD drives not reading discs in Windows 10.

Method 4 – Disable the DVD/CD drive and then enable it.

1. Press Windows Key +R, then type devmgmt.MSc, and hit Enter.

2. Expand DVD/CDROM and then right-click on your device to select disable

3. Click again on your CD/DVD drive to enable

8. Reboot your computer to save the changes. See if Windows 10 can fix CD or DVD drives not Reading Discs.

Method 5 – Registry Fix

1. Press the Windows key + the R button, to open the Run dialog box.

  1. Type Regedit into the Run dialogue box and then press Enter.
  2. Now, go to the next registry key:

4.Search in the right pane for UpperFilters or LowerFilters.

Note: If you are unable to find the entries, then please try the next method.

  1. Delete both entries. You should only delete the specific entries.

6. Restart your computer after exiting the Registry Editor.

6: Create a RegistrySubkey

1. Press the Windows Key + R t to open the Run dialog box.

2. Type Regedit, and then hit the Enter key.

  1. Locate the following registry key
  2. Create a new key controller0 in ATAPI.

.Select Controller0 and create a new DWORD Device1.

5. Change the value of 0 (default) to, and then click OK.

  1. Restart your computer to save changes
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