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Created by MarkLeist, 917 days ago, 1108 views

My Acer Aspire M3900, running Windows 10, does not show my dvd player, Any houghts?
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nihal29917 days ago

it is in warrenty so you must complaint about that . or you must check for your PCs driver updates you can download driver booster from


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baladox917 days ago


Do these to clear corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.

Start - type in Search box - COMMAND find at top of list - RIGHT CLICK - RUN AS ADMIN

sfc /scannow

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

Then run checkdisk (chkdsk).

How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7


After the above :

References to Vista also apply to Windows 7.

Stage 1 : Please do all the below even if you have done some before as it is often the total
process which solves the issue.

Try this - Control Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click the device - Driver's Tab -
click Update Drivers (this will likely do nothing) - then RIGHT CLICK the drive - UNINSTALL -
REBOOT this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if drive is not shown continue

Then work your way through these - remember the drive could be bad, could have a loose
cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs - a Mr Fixit

Manually try this fix if the 314060 Fixit did not work

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs -
a Mr Fixit

The DVD drive does not function after you install Windows 7

The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to
Windows Vista

When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc

Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit

CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error during Windows Vista
setup after booting from the DVD (AHCI)

CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device

Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit

Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then check cables in both
ends. Remove and replace, do not just snug. For laptops you can often clean the power and
data contacts with a pencil eraser.

Some DVD drives do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the System maker and
device maker to see if there is firmware or drivers for you drive if needed.


Stage 2 : You could have drive issues as the CD/DVD is actually 4 drives in 1 case ( CD & DVD
burn and CD and DVD read). So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 parts to not function while the others
do so properly.

Did you complete the troubleshooter for the drive that still does not work? There are some
registry entries that the troubleshooter does not fix and those "might" be the cause.

Check with your System Maker and Device maker for both possible firmware updates and the
correct Registry entries for your drive.

These are the keys I think are the ones in question - for the CD/DVD drive sub-keys of course
as there will other sub-keys in these keys. Be sure to ask for specific keys involved as well as
the settings.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\0001\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE



You probably can find more info here and maybe even the exact registry settings for your
CD/DVD drive from someone with the same model.

Forums - a lot of real expert help

CD/DVD units

Use DevManView to locate CD/DVD in registry (be careful and make a Restore Point before
changing anything) - find the device in DevManView and then Right Click on it Open in RegEdit.

DevManView - Free - an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays
all devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer

Hope this helps and Happy Holidays!

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ha14916 days ago

@MarkLeist 1) Open device manager
2) Locate your dvd player
3) Right click on it and choose Uninstall (do not delete)
4) Reboot

Maybe you need to update BIOS???

1) open search and type: Diskmgmt.msc
2) This will open Disk Management
3) Scroll Down To your CD-Rom or DVD_ROM, if there is no letter assigned, then you have to do it
4) Right click in the left hand area where the CD-ROM text is and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths”.
5) Click Add and select a drive letter for your device from the drop down menu on the right, then click OK.
6) Reboot after closing Disk Management

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azzromyo916 days ago

Hi @MarkLeist
you must note that windows media center doesn't included in windows 10 and be removed when you upgraded to windows 10, after the upgrade complete, windows dvd player will download automatically to your pc

Hope this helps

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ZzMrXzZ915 days ago

As far as I concern, windows 10 is having a DVD drive issue. You may need to download the driver for your dvd drive from the manufacturer site.

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