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Windows 8.1 isn't recognising my DVD drive. I have searched related questions on this website and none of them help. When a DVD is inserted, the light on the DVD light flashes and I have reinstalled my DVD driver in device manager.

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  • It might be defective you need to replace it – yass Apr 3 '17 at 19:13
  • Sounds like a hardware issue. Maybe a bad connection. – mt025 Apr 3 '17 at 19:26
  • Is it shown in Device Manager (under DVD/CD-ROM drives)? Does Device Manager show any Unknown Devices or devices with an error? – Steven Apr 3 '17 at 19:29
  • Yes it is shown in device manager. There are no unknown or error devices. – desbest Apr 3 '17 at 20:47
  • start disk management and assign a drive letter for the DVD – magicandre1981 Apr 4 '17 at 4:28