Windows 10: DVD rom showing as cd rom

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  1. DVD rom showing as cd rom

    /u/smoka1711, Mar 2, 2021

  2. Cd Rom / Dvd Writer


    I have both Samsung CD ROM & LG DVD Writer(Both are internal). Since some days CD ROM is getting opened and trying to get closed all by its own.

    I removed the power cord of CD ROM & again connected. This time it is not showing both the drives. It is showing only 1 drive and if i right click on that drive and select eject, both the drives are getting opened.

    Is it anything related to virus? Do i need to install OS once again.

    Pls Suggest
    psreekant10, Mar 2, 2021
  3. DVD/CD Drive Saying CD-Rom

    My Dvd drive is listed in my device manager however it is set as cd rom in the description, it also wont open and is not set as my default drive, any suggestions?

    windows 10 if that changes anything
    LukeRobson, Mar 2, 2021
  4. Delfion Win User

    DVD rom showing as cd rom

    Missing DVD/CD-ROM odyssey


    I'm running Windows 10 (version 1903). In "This pc", my E:/ (the place for CDs and DVDs, etc.), didn't work. Now the "DVD/CD-ROM" drive doesn't even show up on the "Device manager". Please help! It's being an odyssey trying to fix it!

    So far I have done the following troubleshooting:

    When I inserted a movie (for example) in the DVD/CD-ROM, its name (title) was shown in the "E:/" unit. However, when I clicked on it, this message showed up:

    "[...] location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network and then try again."

    I read I could fix it returning to a "Last Know Good Configuration". However, when I went to "Advanced boot options", there was no "Last Know Good Configuration" option. By that time, the DVD/CD-ROM didn't even show up on "This pc".

    In any case, I tried "Repair you computer", which brought me to the blue "Choose an option" Windows 10 window. So, I chose "Troubleshoot/Advanced options/Go back to the previous build". I could see only a very recent build, but I chose it to see if it worked. It didn't.

    Then I tried going to the "Device manager", and uninstalling the "DVD/CD-ROM" drives, hoping Windows 10 would reinstall them. However, it did not: "DVD/CD-ROM" does not show up on "Device manager" anymore, even when I click on "Show Hidden Devices", and does not appear either when I click on "Scan for hardware changes". I also tried uninstalling the "IDE ATA/Atapi" controllers in the "Device manager", hoping that when those controllers would be installed, so would the "DVD/CD-ROM"s' be. After rebooting, the "IDE ATA/Atapi" controllers were back, but not the "DVD/CD-ROM"s'.

    To fix the now missing "DVD/CD-ROM" drives, I tried "Troubleshoot/Advanced options/Go back to the previous build" again, and discovered that a previous build to the one I had previously chosen was available (apparently, I had to click on "show more builds"). This previous build had been made by Windows Update, so I thought the problem would be solved, as I believed Windows Update had originated the defective DVD/CD-ROM.

    However, after going back to the most distant build, neither the "DVD/CD-ROM" drive in the "Device manager", nor the DVD/CD-ROM in "This pc" show up.

    I've read quite a lot of posts on the matters, and I'm aware there are some posts relating to "Location not available", but none of them refer to the DVD/CD-ROM.

    How can I fix it and make my DVD/CD-ROM work again?

    Thank you very much in advance
    Delfion, Mar 2, 2021

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