How To Troubleshoot DVD /CD ROM In Windows 8

Windows 8 support

Troubleshooting DVD /CD

Microsoft had recently released the latest version of its popular operating system brand, Windows 8 for use in the desktops, laptops and tablets. The beta version however, has been doing the rounds long before the official release.  The three test versions that were released to the public were to receive feedback from developers and users alike.

The release of Widows 8 was primarily focused on improving the user experience on mobile equipments and to compete with other players like Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Windows 8 supports technologies involving cloud computing, near field communications, ARM architecture along with security protection features like malware filtering and built-in antivirus programs.

It uses the UEFI feature that permits the operating system to be digitally signed. This will prevent malware programs from making changes to the booting process. It allows synchronization of a variety of apps and settings involving multiple devices by providing alterations and performance enhancements.

Many new features are included in the Windows 8 OS like the Windows File Explorer for advanced search. File explorer features additional tasks involving the ability to provide a detailed statistics, along with preventing any conflicts and the management of file transfers. Windows task manager is provided with provides the details of running programs and background processes.

Most users of the beta version face the problems with the display of DVD/CD ROM. The possible errors can be resolved by troubleshooting.

Instructions from the Windows 8 support for troubleshooting

  •  You need to run the command prompt in the Admin mode. For this purpose, enter by typing, cmd in metro UI and press down ctrl+shift+enter to access the cmd window.
  • Otherwise, you can move on to the system management tools and then choose the command prompt in Admin mode.
  • In the Command Prompt Window you need to  type & enter
  • reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0″ /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0×00000001
  • if you using more than one cd/DVD room type
  • reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0″ /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0×00000001

    Windows 8 OS

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Now, you need to reboot the computer. And insert a disc to test. The drive will be displayed.

Like this way,you can easily show up the DVD/ CD Rom in the Windows 8 OS.

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