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blu-ray reader not detected by windows

  1. #1

    blu-ray reader not detected by windows


    My blu-ray dvd reader is not detected under Windows 8.
    I have tried the same blu-ray dvd reader on another computer that is running Windows 7 and it is correctly working.

    - It is detected in BIOS
    - Works with Win7 but not Win8
    - Can hear it spinning when windows starts
    - Can open and close the tray
    - Tried different SATA ports
    - Tried different SATA cables
    - Detected in Device Managers
    - Tried uninstalling it in device manager, then when i scan for new hardware it doesn't find anything

    Biostar Motherboard TA75M+
    ASUS BC-12B1ST Internal 12X Blu-Ray Reader & 16X DVD Writer Combo Drive OEM
    Windows 8

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    win8 needs software [has none with it ] to play blue-ray and DVD ,did you install the software that came with the reader blue-ray device .windows media center is no longer default in windows[as it was in vista and win7 ] and it cost extra to get it and install it
    check link
    How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8 | ExtremeTech
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  3. #3


    I've seen this in a couple of places:

    1. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator. Type cmd in Windows 8 Metro UI and press cltr+shift+enter
    2. Type following and say enter
    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
    3. Reboot the system
    4. Verify if the problem has been resolved.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    win8 needs software [has none with it ] to play blue-ray and DVD ,did you install the software that came with the reader blue-ray device .windows media center is no longer default in windows[as it was in vista and win7 ] and it cost extra to get it and install it
    check link
    How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8 | ExtremeTech
    I already have VLC and it's not working

    Anyway, even if i don't install a software its supposed to work with data DVD and CD. For example i have a drivers DVD and when i put it in the reader there is no dvd drive detected in "my computer"

    bobkn
    I've seen this in a couple of places:

    1. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator. Type cmd in Windows 8 Metro UI and press cltr+shift+enter
    2. Type following and say enter
    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
    3. Reboot the system
    4. Verify if the problem has been resolved.
    Tried that, doesn't work
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    [QUOTE=anarchoi;210057]
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post


    Anyway, even if i don't install a software its supposed to work with data DVD and CD. For example i have a drivers DVD and when i put it in the reader there is no dvd drive detected in "my computer"
    didn't know that ,thought it was just blueray ,had you said that in the first post i likely would not have replied ,because that's something i would need to have hands on to trouble shoot ,sorry ,good luck
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Try this (1):

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

    Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can

    The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that is running Windows Vista

    DVD drive not recognized in windows 8 - Microsoft Community

    Try this(2):
    1) Shut down PC.
    2) Physically disconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    3) Reboot to Windows with NO DVD drive.
    4) Shut down PC.
    5) Physically reconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    6) Reboot to Windows with DVD drive.
    7) Check Device status.
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  7. #7


    THANKS A LOT !!!! I had tried millions of "solutions" and it was never working. I tried all the links you posted one by one and i think the 3rd or 4th one fixed it
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blu-ray reader not detected by windows
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