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CD DVD icon missing from Explorer & Yellow exclamation in the Device Manager. Your CD or DVD drive is not seen in Windows File Explorer (called Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows), and the device is marked with a yellow exclamation point in Device Manager.

Reason for the cause:

CD DVD icon missing from the Explorer issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:

  • You upgrade the Windows operating system.
  • You install or uninstall CD or DVD recording programs.
  • You uninstall Microsoft Digital Image.

Resolution Steps:

Check if the issues are fixed after performing each and every step. If the issues are not fixed, then only proceed with the further steps.

Step 1: Fix the corrupted registry entries.

This problem may be caused by two Windows registry entries that have become corrupted. To use Registry Editor to delete the corrupted Registry entries, follow these steps:watch full movie The Discovery 2017 onlinelive streaming movie online

Note: Other issues might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, backup the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

  1. Press the Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type regedit in the Run dialog box, then press Enter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow

3. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

4. In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

Note: You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry.

5. Right Click on the UpperFilters and click on Delete. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

6. In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

Note: If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, go to the next step.
7. On the Edit menu, click Delete. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
8. Exit Registry Editor and reboot the computer.

Check if the issue is fixed after the reboot. If not, proceed with the next step.

Step 2: Re install the CD/DVD driver.

To reinstall the CD/DVD driver, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box, then press Enter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

3. In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the CD and DVD devices, and then click Uninstall.

4. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.

5. Reboot the computer.

After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed.

If the issue is not fixed, proceed with the further troubleshooting steps.

Step 3: Create a Registry Subkey.

To create the registry subkey, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows logo key + R to open the Run box.
  2. Type regedit in the Run box, then press Enter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow
  3. In the navigation pane, locate the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi

4. Right-click atapi, point to New, then click Key.

5. Type Controller0, and then press Enter.

6. Right-click Controller0, point to New, and then click DWORD(32-bit) Value.

7. Type EnumDevice1, and then press Enter.

8. Right-click EnumDevice1, click Modify….

9. Type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.

10. Exit Registry Editor and reboot the computer.

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