Resolving Missing CD/DVD driver Issue on Windows® 7
Get to know more about ways to resolve missing CD/DVD driver issue on Windows 7
Windows is one of the most user friendly Operating Systems ever manufactured by Microsoft. Windows 7 is the latest product developed by Microsoft. It introduces lots of new features as compared to its predecessor Windows vista. The basic system requirements for Windows 7 computer is one Giga bytes of RAM, one GHz or faster processor, 16 GB available hard disk space and suitable graphic device. Additional hardware is also available for extra features. Driver is very important in connecting hardware with the user. Missing CD/DVD driver is a common issue in that might be occur Windows 7. All the required drivers can be downloaded directly from the Microsoft website. You can also contact Microsoft for help and support in the case of errors.
Here we are going to discuss about the causes of missing CD/DVD driver in windows 7, its symptoms and tips to fix this issue:
- Conflicting software
- Restore registry keys
- Extra tips to fix
Software conflicts are the main reason for CD/DVD missing in Windows 7. In such cases you have to find out the conflict causing software first. Keeping system restore point at each installation will help this task easier. If you don’t have the restore point, you can stop each running programs from the task manager and find out the problem causing software. Then uninstall the program completely from your computer and delete all the related files including registry keys. Then after the restart open my computer and check whether you are able to view CD/DVD drive icon.
Restore Registry keys
This issue can be easily fixed by restoring the registry key. For that first click on start and run then type ‘regedit’ then navigate to the following registry key. From the registry, you need to find particular key and delete all the value data from the registry key. Do not delete the key completely. Exit the registry key and reboot the computer. After that, check whether your CD/DVD drive is present in the computer. You can also download .reg file directly from the Internet. And double clicking the file will insert the file in to the registry.
If the issue is still there even after performing the last two steps update your Operating System from the Microsoft website. There will be options to update the Operating System in Windows itself. After downloading and installing the updates reboot your computer and after log on as administrator open my computer and look for the CD/DVD icon. If it is there the issue is fixed. Otherwise download the required driver from the Microsoft website. Install it and perform a reboot again. This will bring your CD/DVD back. If the issue is not fixed perform a clean install of your Operating System.
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