Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


How to make empty ODD show? Registry edit?

  1. #1


    Texas
    Posts : 128
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,

    How to make empty ODD show? Registry edit?


    why?
    in the file options I have unchecked "hide empty drives" to no effect on windows 8.1
    this looks like a MS error

    I see elsewhere that creative types have a registry hack to force it out of the closet

    what is the recommended way here? brink? anyone?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Unchecking "hide empty drives" works for me in Windows 8.1. If the drive is unformatted and does not have a drive letter it won't show though.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Texas
    Posts : 128
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,


    ODD not HDD
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Try this...

    1. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator. (Type cmd in Windows 8 Metro UI (Start) and press ctrl+shift+enter)

    2. Type the following and press Enter

    reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001


    3.Reboot
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by cognus View Post
    ODD not HDD
    OK, optical drive. At first glace I thought you made a typo. Any way my empty DVD drive shows up in My PC, its an external USB DVD burner.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Does it show up in Device Manager ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How to make empty ODD show? Registry edit?
Related Threads
Solved Registry edit/maintenance in Performance & Maintenance
Hey what programs should I run? I used Registry Mechanic and CC Cleaner on Windows they recommended it. Very good. I don't have time to call them. Also spyware anything that slows down computer.
So basically the other day i was trying to improve my ping for gaming by using youtube and changing settings in there registry , after i had made the changes no effect had been taking so i attempted to revert what i had done . Instead i have clicked the back up file of the registry i had exported...
Hi, One of our software providers has instructed us to make some changes to our Win 8 PC's registry to get the software to work properly. They have sent me details of what changes are required: Open Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) Right click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT - click...
Solved Unable to edit registry. in Browsers & Mail
IE occasionally loses the homepage setting and it goes to "about blank". I found a fix on a forum that explained how to edit the start page key in the registry. This has worked OK for me a couple of times but since 8.1 upgrade the registry will not accept any changes. Tried following the...
Never thought I would say this, but Windows 8 is growing on me. I bought my copy for 40$ after a more extended trial. I still cannot see myself installing it on my work computer, but I see great potential for the OS as an entertainment pc, once some of the quirks are worked out of it. Most of my...
Hello, new here, first post. The truth is here somewhere, HELP! Windows 7 home Premium HP p6320y AMD Phenom II X4 820 2.8GHz 8GB RAM Radeon HD 4670 I installed Windows 8 on a separate drive and for me to get it to boot I need to change to IDE in the bios. If I want to go back to Windows...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook