Wednesday, 4 January 2012

How To - Get DVD / CD Icon Back [FIX]

So you want to burn or play a DVD/CD and you found DVD drive icon to be missing in “Computer” window of laptop? We will guide you through the basic steps to troubleshoot the DVD icon missing issue in your laptop.
Instructions:
  1. Click on start. Type “Device Manager” in start search and hit “Enter”.
  2. In device manager, expand “Dvd/Cd Rom Drives”, right click on DVD drive listed there and click on “Uninstall”.
  3. Now restart your laptop and check if the DVD/CD drive icon is back or not. If its back then insert a disc and it will function properly. If icon is still missing, go to step 4.
  4. Click on start and type “regedit” and hit enter.
  5. Now in the registry editor window we need to look for corrupted CD/DVD drive sub keys and delete them. Expand the following registry path : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
  6. Under Class, click on 10th folder which is {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}upper-filter
  7. In the right pane look for UpperFliter and LowerFilter. If you find both or any of them, right click on it and click on “Delete”.
  8. Follow Step 6 and Step 8 for the other two Control sets as mentioned below: 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Class
Click on “Exit” and quit registry editor. Restart the laptop computer.
Now check in “Computer”, the DVD/CD icon must be back in its place. If the icon is still missing, you need to go to BIOS (depending on make and model of laptop, BIOS key differs) of your laptop and check if DVD drive is listed and enabled. Even after this if the icon doesn’t appear, try re-installing the windows, as it is possible that some of the associated files might have gone corrupt. Now after re-installing windows also if the icon doesn’t come back, the chances are of the hardware failure that might need a repair or replacement