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 occur.

Before you attempt to get your DVD Drive back, please create a System Restore point first, just 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

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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.

Uninstall DVD/CD-ROM and IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers

If DVD Drive repair did not work, you can try to uninstall the CD/DVD drivers. Start with opening Device Manager. Start DVD Drive Repair, go to the Tools menu and select Device Manager. You can also press Windows+X on your keyboard or right-click the Start button, and select Device Manager from the list to open Device Manager.

On the Device Manager window, go to the View menu and select Show hidden devices.

Device Manager - Show Hidden Devices
Device Manager – Show Hidden Devices

Right-click on each entry present under both DVD/CD-ROM drives and IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers sections and select Uninstall.

Device Manager - Uninstall Devices
Device Manager – Uninstall Devices

Once this is done, go to the Actions menu and select Scan for hardware changes.

Device Manager - Scan for Hardware Changes
Device Manager – Scan for Hardware Changes

Restart your computer and your DVD drive should be back. If not, it could mean that there is something that it is a physical hardware fault.

Download DVD Drive Repair

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Our aim is to keep our tools free forever. However, everything is becoming more and more expensive. Because we do not have a big corporate sponsor to keep us going, so to keep the lights on we rely on small donations from the public (you). Please consider a small donation to help us improve our programs and reach our goals.

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If your Browser or Antivirus program warns you about possible malware, do not worry, DVD Drive Repair makes changes to the Windows registry, and some security programs could see this as malicious. DVD Drive is clean and safe. Click on the link next to each download to view the online malware scan before downloading.

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Portable Edition

Download the DVD Drive Repair portable version for running it straight from a memory stick or portable hard drive; this means you can carry it around with you and have it ready when something goes wrong. It will not write any settings to the registry or leave any traces on your computer.

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Build 1805 Changes

  • Updated AutoIt to version – Read more
  • Improved Windows 11 compatibility.


You can translate DVD Drive Repair into your native language. We tried to make the translation process as painless as possible. To start, download the portable version of DVD Drive Repair and look for the en.ini in the Language\DVDRepair\ folder. It is this file you need to translate.

Please head over to the Translate from Scratch page for a full tutorial on how to translate our programs.

Source code and support

DVD Drive Repair is now build with the Rizonesoft SDK and forms part of the Resolute software suite. Please navigate to the Resolute GitHub repository to clone or download the source code. The source code is located in the SDK\Concrete\DVDRepair folder.

Furthermore, if you are experiencing issues with DVD Drive Repair or you have a suggestion, navigate to the Resolute GitHub repository issues section and leave us a note.