Why is my CD DVD drive not detected?

Why is my CD DVD drive not detected?

You might need to uninstall your disc recording software, restart the computer, reinstall the CD/DVD writing software, and then restart the computer again if the software no longer recognizes the drive. See Software for burning discs does not recognize the drive.

How do I fix my Dell CD drive?

Troubleshooting Steps

  1. Verify if the drive is recognized in BIOS/System Setup.
  2. Run the Dell PC Diagnostics on the Optical Drive (CD, DVD or Blu-Ray drive)
  3. Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.
  4. Run the Microsoft CD/DVD Fix it troubleshooter.
  5. Update or reinstall the driver for the optical disk drive.

Why won’t my Dell play dvds?

Set the Auto-Play settings in windows to defaults. Run the Dell personal computer Diagnostics on the Optical Disk Drive (CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drive) Update or reinstall the driver for the optical drive. Uninstall and reinstall the Dell provided playback software (DVD or Blu-ray movie playback issues)

Where is DVD drive in Device Manager?

Check to be sure that a cable isn’t loose, the drive is not broken or disabled in the system BIOS settings. There should be a category name titled “DVD/CD-ROM drives” and if you double-click on it, or if you click on the plus sign next to it, you should see your device name.

How do I make a read only DVD writable?

How to Burn a Read Only Data CD

  1. Double-click on the “My Computer” icon on your desktop.
  2. Double-click on your CD/DVD burner drive.
  3. Start a new window explorer menu by double-clicking on My Computer again to open a new window.
  4. Drag the files that you want to burn to the CD/DVD drive window.

How do I run a DVD as administrator Windows 10?

Run as administrator using “Ctrl + Shift + Click” on its Start Menu shortcut or tile. Open the Start Menu and locate the shortcut of the program you want to launch as administrator. Hold down both the Ctrl and the Shift keys on your keyboard and then click or tap on that program’s shortcut.

How do I install a DVD drive?

How to Install a CD/DVD Drive in a PC

  1. Power down the PC completely.
  2. Open the computer to install the CD or DVD drive.
  3. Remove the drive slot cover.
  4. Set the IDE drive mode.
  5. Place the CD/DVD drive into the computer.
  6. Attach the internal audio cable.
  7. Attach the CD/DVD drive to the computer using an IDE cable.

How do I install a DVD driver on Windows 10?

How to Update Your CD/DVD Driver

  1. Launch Device Manager. Right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager.
  2. Right-Click Your Device. Double-click to expand the DVD/CD-ROM section, then right-click your device.
  3. Update the Driver. Click the Update Driver option.
  4. Install the New Driver.

How do you remove write protection from a DVD?

The only way to disable write protection is to format the DVD; do this through the Windows 7 operating system.

  1. Open the optical drive on your computer and put the DVD into the DVD tray.
  2. Click on the “Burn Files to Disc” option in the right-hand side of the screen.
  3. Click on the “Live File System” option from the menu.

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