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When Windows 10 doesn’t recognise your DVD device any more

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/22

Yes, some people still use DVD devices. My mentally retarded brother does every now and then, so it was a big problem that one day he could not put play a photo DVD any more.

This happened:

The selected device was gone. Reboots (including cold ones) didn’t help.

What helped was selecting the “Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller”, remove it, then reboot so Windows would try to re-install the drivers. After that the DVD drive appeared again.

Later I found these two links with similar solutions:



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