Resolve the issue when DVD drive goes missing in Windows® Vista® system
Is the DVD drive on your Windows Vista system missing? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows Vista is one of the newer generation operating systems from Microsoft. This OS has become popular with all kinds of users as it comes packed with many features that were not present in previous Windows based Operating Systems. Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Search, Windows gadgets etc some of them. Majority of all new computers come with a DVD drive. DVD drives are those components within a system that allows users to view information on a DVD. DVD drive is essential for Windows Vista users to install some applications from an optical drive. Some Windows Vista users have faced the DVD drive missing issue. The DVD drive missing issue on Windows Vista means that users would not be able to backup any data on the system onto a separate DVD. Some of the reasons as to why DVD drive on your Windows Vista system has gone missing include problems with DVD drivers installed on the system, issues with some of the system files on the OS, registry related problems, BIOS issues etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix DVD drive missing issue on Windows Vista:
- Modify registry/BIOS
- Restore OS
- Check drivers
Registry contains all important information regarding the working of your Windows Vista system. Your Windows Vista system also has a service known as BIOS. Problems within the registry or the BIOS can cause DVD drive missing issue. All Windows Vista users facing the DVD drive missing issue are suggested to check the registry key and deleting the 'UpperFilter' and 'LowerFilter values and restarting the system. This would solve the problem. If the registry modification did not solve the issue, users need to access the BIOS (pressing 'F2' or 'DEL' key when starting up the system) and select 'Auto-Detect for DVD drive' to solve the issues.
The DVD drive missing issue on your Windows Vista system might be because some of the system files associated with the working of DVD drive got corrupted. As users would not be able to repair the OS without the DVD drive, users can make use of the System Restore feature. The system restore can be used to restore the system to a time when the DVD drive was working to solve the issues.
The corruption or problems with the DVD drivers installed on your Windows Vista system can also cause DVD drive missing issue. The DVD drive would be missing as Windows Vista OS would not be able to communicate with the DVD drive on the system. All Windows Vista users having DVD drive missing issue are suggested to check the DVD drivers on the system using the device manager. If the drivers are found having some issues, they would have to be replaced or reinstalled to solve the issue.
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