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    s_acharya is offline Beginner
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    Red face How to disable DVD / CD drive or port in Windows

    Can anyone please tell me how to disable the DVD / CD drive or port in windows?

    When I open device management and disable USB ports, still dvd/cd port opens. So how to disable it?

    Thank you

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    Default Enable disable DVD CD ROM Drives

    Two ways to disable the DVD CD ROM Drives:

    1] Open Device Manager and expand the DVD/CD-ROM drives node. Double-click on the DVD or CD drive to open its Properties. Click on Driver tab and click on Disable.

    2] Create a system restore point first.

    Now open an elevated command prompt window, type the following and hit Enter.

    reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\cdrom /t REG_DWORD /v "Start" /d 4 /f

    You will get The operation completed successfully message. This will disable the DVD CD Drive.

    To enable it, use:

    reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\cdrom /t REG_DWORD /v "Start" /d 1 /f

    Restart your Windows PC.

    If this does not work, you may restore your computer back to the created point.

    See this post if CD or DVD drive not working or not reading.

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    You can also probably disable in the BIOS.

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