Updating to dvd drive
Even though we are not sure about the root cause of the issue, you can try out the possible fixes given below to restore the missing DVD drive in the File Explorer of Windows 10/8.NOTE: If you have installed Windows 8 or Windows 10 on a newly assembled computer and experiencing the problem, we suggest you check optical drive cables for loose connections before following any of the given methods.You probably already know how to check if your drivers are updated, but if you don’t here’s what you should do: We often forget to update our drivers and that may cause a lot of confusion not only with DVD drive, but with other parts of our computer or system, especially when the new system is installed.We recommend this third-party tool (100% safe and tested by us) to automatically download all the outdated drivers on your PC.Launch the tool, click Repair CD-DVD Icon button and then restart your PC.Some Windows users have reported that their DVD drive has stopped working after upgrading the system from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.
When we click on the drive it says, "please insert disc" as if there is not one in there already.
CD-DVD Icon Repair is a portable tool that helps you when Windows doesn’t recognize the CD/DVD drive.
Even though the program was designed for Windows 7, it works perfectly fine on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as well.
In case updating your drivers didn’t help, then try some of these other solutions, listed below.
If previous two solutions didn’t help, then maybe our problem lays in the registry of the system.