DVD Drive Repair

DVD Drive Repair is a useful application that allows you to restore your DVD (Optical) Drive if missing from Windows. In some instances, it can also help when certain applications do not recognize your drive; mostly when your computer encountered a hardware problem or a virus attack that prevents it from using the DVD Drive.

When your DVD Drive is not recognized by Windows even if it is functional, normally you consider reinstalling Windows or restoring it to a previously functional version using System Restore. However, this will not be necessary when using this tool. DVD Drive Repair intends to help you avoid taking radical measures that are time consuming and can cost you. Some even attempt to replace the DVD Drive with a new one when these errors occurs.

Before you attempt to get your DVD Drive back, please create a System Restore point first, just for in case something goes wrong. You can create a System Restore Point by clicking on the Click here to create a System Restore Point link on the main program interface. It is also recommended that you update the device firmware to the latest version before attempting to repair the drive. You can do this by clicking on the Update Firmware (FirmwareHQ.com) link.

Using DVD Drive Repair

DVD Drive Repair Build 1050 Screen

Please note: It may be necessary to reinstall any software designed to utilize BD/DVD/CD drives after running DVD Drive Repair. For example, you may have to reinstall your disc burning software. So, Please make sure you have an issue with your devices before continuing.

The interface is very simple and allows you to perform all actions with just a few clicks. You do not have to edit registry keys or go through other complicated settings in order to fix your DVD Drive problems. To repair any DVD Drive errors is Windows, download and run the DVD Drive Repair tool. On the main interface, click on the Repair DVD Drive button. Reboot your computer and check to see if your problem is fixed. If not, it could be a physical hardware problem.

DVD Drive Repair can also reset the Autorun settings to default and protect your system from Autorun malware by disabling autorun features for removable drives. It does not remove the threat, but it can help prevent them from infecting the computer by plugging in an infected storage device.

Download DVD Drive Repair

Windows 10 CompatibleDVD Drive Repair comes in two flavors. A setup for installing DVD Drive to your computer and a portable version for running it straight from a memory stick or portable hard drive. The portable version will not write any settings to the registry or leave any traces on your computer. Just download which ever you prefer.

Download DVDRepair_1100_Setup.zip (1119327 downloads)
Portable DVDRepair_1100.zip (64294 downloads)
Updated September 19, 2018
File Size 2 MB
License Open Source
Requirements Windowsยฎ XP, Vista, 7, 8 / 8.1, 10 (32 and 64 bit)

DVD Drive Repair Changes

Source Code

Download DVD Drive Repair source code from the GitHub Repository. To compile (build) the sources, you will need to download and install AutoIt Beta version or later. Download the AutoIt Script Editor (Scite) here to edit the source code.

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23 thoughts on “DVD Drive Repair

  1. Paul Man

    Thank you – this worked for me cd/dvd not recognised in win 10 after cloning disc to new disc. Ran program and cd/dvd restored to “my computer” window and device manager on first attempt

  2. FTA

    Thank you – this worked following a recent Windows 10 upgrade which subsequently gave an exclamation mark against my LG DVD drive in DeviceManager, and wouldnt recognise the drive. Windows troubleshooter didn’t work, uninstalling device and ATA controllers didn’t work but this program fixed it!

  3. Edmond Vandamme

    It did not work for me.In device manager there is no dvd/cd device.
    I tried 3 different dvd writers so a hardware problem of all 3 is not likely.

  4. mfm

    Hello there,

    I want support your product

    And translate your software into Arabic

    If not translated to Arabic

    If the program needs to update the Arabic translation

    If supports multiple languages

    and UTF-8 encoding

    I think at the moment it does not matter changing the user interface to “right to left” because there is a lot of work out there.

    I hope accepting my invitation with the full support for your software

    please replay with agree or disagree,
    we don’t take money

    Also Please write the program name and download link

    MFM Dawdeh

    1. Derick Payne Post author

      You can translate it. Look in the Language folder for the en.ini file and translate that into Arabic. Send that file to me and I will include it in the next release.

  5. Mary

    Hi. I tried this but it didn’t work for me. I virtually never need my dvd disk but I just bought a new printer and wanted to install the drivers from the cd that came with it. I noticed that the drive wouldn’t open by pressing it in and when I go to File Explorer it doesn’t show. I tried the Microsoft Command fix but that didn’t work and found my way to your site. I downloaded your software and ran it then rebooted and my DVD/CD drive still does not show on File Explorer. Does this sound like a hardware problem? Or is there anything else I can do to try and fix it? My device manager shows the DVD/CD-ROM drive as MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8E1.

    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      If you press the eject button on the DVD drive and it does not open, it most likely is a hardware problem.

    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      It does not work all the time. It could be a hardware error; hardware errors can’t be fixed with software tools. If you explain your issue, I can try to assist you.

  6. Chip

    Looking forward to trying this software–but the program says I need to update to Build 852, and when I click on the 852 update link, it actually opens Build 828. Can I get the actual 852 version?

  7. Paul Hanson

    My Windows 7 laptop sees that there is a DVD drive in My Computer. My issue is that when I put in a CD, it seems like it is trying to read the CD, but then stops. Would this be the right tool to try or is there a better one?

  8. Werner

    After Windows 10 Creators update (Version 1703) no dvd devices in explorer. DVD Drive Repair worked fine. Now both devices are available in explorer again.

  9. mad max

    Drive Reanimator

    DVD Drive Repair is a good and important utility, one of the must-have’s in technicians toolbox! Pro’s: a lot! Con’s: absof*!kinlutely not found! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your next challenge coud be to build a tool for resetting the Region Code of all DVD Drives!

    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      Thank you for the comment. And I’m truly honered you like DVD Drive Repair. I just needed to edit your comment a little to make it reader friendly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. steve

    ive used it several times on different versions of windows usally always works thank you

  11. Farjohn

    Worked beautifully to repair the infamous Lenovo T410 / Matshita DVD disconnect problem. Thank you!