New build, installed Win7 (DVD ROM), download/install Win10 - works great, but now the ROM drive doesn't work after installing 10 as it did to install 7 from drive. The drive appears nowhere in the computer, not even in "Disk Management". However, following the path of:
Control Panel, Administrative Tools, System Information, Software Environment, System drivers - scroll to entries cdfs & cdrom.
These lists as:
Description: CD/DVD System File Reader
Type: File System driver
Start Mode: Disabled
Description: CD-ROM Driver
Type: Kernel driver
Start Mode: System
Please note the cdfs entry under Start Mode; as the hardware exists and is known to work and the drivers are installed (but disabled), I am left with the only logical conclusion that Microsoft, in it's oh so benevolent Big Brother's 'wisdom', must have determined that I no longer have a need for an optical drive. But it's my toy and I want to play with it.
Now I'm no coder, I just push the trons, but it seems to me that this is just a bit in the registry somewhere. So my question is;
Where do I go to FLIP THIS THING OFF!
Edited by tronpusher, 28 June 2016 - 10:23 AM.