My system has not configured any CD drive.

Asked By 0 points N/A Posted on -


It’s strange that I am unable to see any kind of CD drive anywhere in my PC. Not this, even when I insert any CD or DVD, nothing happens and even I can’t find them manually. A few days before, everything was fine and same PC was reading my entire driver as well as installation disks. I am using Vista and it is a brand new system which I bought about two weeks before.

Please help.

Thank you!

Best Answer by kelvin_melvin
Best Answer
Best Answer
Answered By 0 points N/A #79918

My system has not configured any CD drive.


Following might be reasons for the problem you are facing and can resolve this by following steps.

1. It might happen that your CD drive cables get loosen causing you the problem of non-availability of CD drive.

2. Right click on My Computer > Go to Device Manager > Check whether CD sign is showing and if showing then whether it is yellow, which means CD drive has not been recognized. If so, then check out the brand and model of unit and try to update drivers from web.

3. You can also do this by uninstalling the device drivers and then reboot. Windows should automatically pick these drivers up on reboot.

4. Download CDgone, right click on the downloaded file and choose Extract All. Then double-click on cdgone.reg. Say "Yes" to the merge question and then reboot. See if the drives have returned.

Anyone of the above mentioned points should resolve the problem but even if it doesn’t then you may have a faulty drive which needs to get replaced.

Answered By 0 points N/A #79919

My system has not configured any CD drive.



This may be caused by upgrading to Vista or uninstalling your CD/DVD filter driver. To address this issue, We may need to remove the concerned filter driver:

1. Click on Start.
2. Then type regedit from the Start box menu.
3. Click on the regedit from the Program list.
4. Find the: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
5. In case you have Upperfilters, please make sure to delete it.
6. Click on YES.
7. Close the window.
8. Restart your computer.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #311183

My system has not configured any CD drive.


If your operating system can’t find your optical drive or even if you insert a disc on the drive nothing is detected, it can be a problem with the hardware or a corrupt driver in the system. First, check if the drive appears in the Device Manager. Right-click “My Computer” and select “Properties”. In “System Properties” window, go to “Hardware” tab and click “Device Manager”.

In “Device Manager” window, expand “Disk drives” by clicking the plus sign (+). This displays all the drives connected to your computer. When you connect a USB flash drive, it will also appear here. Now, since the problem is with your CD drive, check if your optical drive appears on the list. If you don’t see it that means the system can’t detect it.

If you can eject its tray but it can’t be detected, the problem might be from the ribbon cable. Shut down your computer then open the CPU case. Now, disconnect the ribbon cable or data cable and the power supply cable connected to the optical drive. After this, connect the ribbon cable and the power supply cable back.

Next, start your computer then press DEL, DELETE, F2, or whichever key is used to go to the BIOS. In the BIOS, go to the drive management section and detect the optical drive. Once the drive is detected, save the settings and exit BIOS. Windows should now be able to detect the optical drive. But if the drive can’t be detected, check if the jumper setting is correct.

Make sure the jumper is set to “Master”. You can find the proper pin configuration on top of the optical drive. If this doesn’t fix the problem, try using a different ribbon cable or buy a new ribbon cable.

Related Questions