It is well known that Microsoft has recently released the beta version of Windows 8 by the name of Consumer Preview. Since this is the beta version, so the bugs are obvious.
Today, I am going to discuss about the DVD drive missing bug. One of my friend experienced this problem on his PC. Actually, his Windows 8 was showing Devices with removable storage but was unable to locate the DVD drive attached to PC. However the PC was able locate the same when booted with Windows 7.
By hypothesis, we observed that the main problem is missing of required registry key to show the DVD drive in this issue. So a simple registry patch is the answer to this query. Without wasting your time anymore in talks, let see how to solve this issue:
1. Run the Command Prompt with administrative privileges (Ctrl+Shift+Enter).
2. Type the following command:
reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0” /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0×00000001
3. Exit the Command Prompt and hopefully reboot. Insert a disk to test and the DVD drive should shown now.