DVD Won’t Play on Windows 10 computer – How to fix it

DVD Won’t Play on Windows 10? Use our tips to get rid of the problem quickly and easily

A DVD may not play in the drive on a Windows 10 PC. The reasons for the problem are different; for example, Windows 10 does not have the right software to play a DVD, or the CD or DVD drive may not work. 

Let’s figure out how to get around this problem thanks to our proven methods.

Method 1: Install another DVD player

Microsoft has removed support for DVD video playback in Windows 10. Microsoft’s new DVD player is not famous. One of the best solutions is to use a VLC player, a free third-party player with built-in DVD support.

Method 2: Check the DVD drive

Often, the player that supports DVD does not perform the main task of playing DVD on Windows 10. Perhaps the problem lies in your CD/DVD drive.

First, check the device’s status: open Device Manager by pressing Win + X – select Device Manager – here click on DVD/CD-ROM drives – in the expanded category see if your CD/DVD drive is standard. If there is a yellow exclamation mark or red X next to your CD/DVD drive, you need to reinstall/update the driver through a verified driver update program.

Can you not find the device in the “DVD/CD-ROM Drives” category? Then you have to open command line AS AN ADMINISTRATOR – type in reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0” /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 and hit Enter – now reboot computer.


If our methods didn’t help you, the problem might be a cable connection/defective drive. Look carefully at the connection, or do tests for other purposes.