How do I get my computer to recognize my external DVD drive?

How do I get my computer to recognize my external DVD drive? 

Boot to the Windows 10 desktop, then launch Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X and clicking Device Manager. Expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the optical drive listed, then click Uninstall. Exit Device Manager then restart your computer. Windows 10 will detect the drive then reinstall it.

How do I install an external DVD drive? 

How to install the external DVD drive and driver.
  1. Turn on the notebook computer.
  2. Remove the PC card from the bottom of the DVD-ROM drive.
  3. Connect the supplied AC adapter to the DVD-ROM drive and an AC outlet.
  4. Insert the PC card into the PC card slot on the notebook computer with the SONY logo side facing up.

How do I reinstall the DVD drive on my Toshiba laptop? 

  1. Press the Window key+X.
  2. Select Device Manager from the options.
  3. Left click on the CD/DVD drive.
  4. Right click on the CD/DVD drive installed.
  5. Click on uninstall.
  6. Right click again on the same and click install.
  7. Then restart the computer.
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How do I access my external DVD drive Windows 10? 

Follow the steps given below:
  1. Press Windows key + R to open the run command.
  2. Type devmgmt. msc and press enter to open device manager.
  3. Expand DVD/CD-Rom drives and check if the external DVD drive is listed.
  4. If so, right click on it and uninstall it.
  5. Restart the computer.

How do I get my computer to recognize my external DVD drive? – Related Questions

Why my DVD drive is not showing in my computer?

You might need to uninstall your disc recording software, restart the computer, reinstall the CD/DVD writing software, and then restart the computer again if the software no longer recognizes the drive. See Software for burning discs does not recognize the drive.

Will external DVD drive work with Windows 10?

All of the best external dvd drives are compatible with Windows 10! My personal favorite is the Samsung SE-218GN, which has served me well for more than a year now.

What is a good external DVD player for Windows 10?

  • 1) LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 DVD Writer Drive.
  • 2) Pioneer Electronics BDR-XD07B.
  • 3) External DVD Drive, Amicool USB 3.0 Type- C.
  • 4) ASUS Powerful Blu-ray Drive.
  • 5) ASUS ZenDrive.
  • 6) Dell USB DVD Drive-DW316.

Does Windows 11 support DVD drive?

The Windows DVD Player enables Windows 11 PCs with an optical disc drive to play DVD movies (but not Blu-ray discs). If you also want to play Blu-ray discs, then you may want to install other software. To find DVD software that comes with your computer, click the Start button, then select All Apps .

Do external DVD drives need drivers?

You do not need to install a device driver for the external USB CD / DVD optical drive because the operating system includes the required drivers. NOTES: If the burning software you are using does not recognize the optical drive as a CD/DVD writer or requires a driver, contact the software manufacturer for an update.

How do I check if my DVD drive is working?

If not, refer to the Dell Knowledge Base article Optical Drive is not recognized in Windows.
  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type devmgmt. msc then press the Enter key.
  3. In the Device Manager window, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives. Verify that the optical drive is listed.

Why is my external CD drive not working?

If the CD-ROM works in Safe Mode but not in normal Windows, a running program is causing the issue, or the drivers are corrupt. Open Device Manager, highlight and remove the CD-ROM by pressing the delete key. After deleting the CD-ROM, reboot the computer. Windows should then detect the CD-ROM and reinstall it.Jun 30, 2020