I am having a very annoying problem with my computer at the moment, I did find another topic on this subject but it didn't solve my problem sadly. I have recently rebuilt my PC (had to replace the m/b due to issues with the old one - well I think) and since reinstalling Windows 8 it no longer detects my DVD-RW drive (but installed off it just fine). When I go into the Device Manager it shows up under hidden devices but has an "Code 45" error message on it. However, it is detected in the BIOS and you can boot off it just fine (I'm currently running off a Ubuntu Live CD as I write this) AND if you boot the machine with a disc in the drive, it will detect the drive and work just fine without a problem until you reboot.
I have researched this problem and tried all the suggestions to fix it;
1) Tried different SATA port on the m/b; didn't work (didn't try another SATA cable, but surely it can't be that since it's only Windows that can't see it?)
2) Adding the following registry entry:
reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
Also didn't work.
3) Found a MS Knowledge Base article on it and tried the included "MS FixIt" solution; didn't work.
It's a Samsung drive but is Plug-n-Play, so has no drivers for me to install (another suggestion was to manually update the drivers). So coming up empty to what might be the problem? Explorer has become very unstable recently (freezes and crashes alot now) so not sure if that is related? however, I think not likely as this is a common Win8 issue (from what I can tell) just that none of the suggested fixes work for me.....anyone got any ideas or things I haven't tried? any help would be apreciated!
Best Answer MaxVenom , 21 September 2013 - 09:40
If all else fails. you could do a firmware update. Do this as a last resort.
Not sure if you have SB (Global distribution) or ID (India distribution) firmware on your drive. Not sure of the version number either.
You can find out what you have on your drive by going to device manager (like you did in your screenshot). Click 'Details Tab'. Click the drop down box and select 'Hardware lds'. It will display the type of firmware and version number in the 'value' section.