What can I do if my CD or DVD drive doesn't work properly in Windows 8?

QuestionWhat can I do when if my laptop CD or DVD drive doesn't work properly in Windows 8?
AnswerNote: For help with this issue in Windows 7, please see this article.
To get your CD or DVD drive working correctly, try these suggestions in the order listed.
Reinstall the Driver
Hold the Windows key and press the 'x' key to open a menu in the lower-left. In this menu, select "Device Manager." Expand "DVD/CD-ROM drives." Right-click the entry for the CD/DVD drive nested under "DVD/CD-ROM drives," then select "Uninstall." Finally, restart the computer. The computer will reinstall the drivers for the drive.
Power Cycle
Even when your laptop is off and unplugged, residual power can still be held in some components. While this is normal, clearing it can help with some hardware problems. Perform these steps to complete what’s called a power cycle.
Ensure the laptop is turned off.
Unplug the laptop's AC power cable.
Unplug all wires and peripherals. This includes CDs, DVDs, USB sticks, mice, printers, and any other accessories.
Remove the battery (if the model has a removable battery). If the model does not have a removable battery, check your user's guide to determine if you have a pinhole reset on the bottom. If you do, press this.
Hold down the power button for thirty seconds.
Reattach the battery if removed.
Connect the AC adaptor to the power socket that was confirmed to be working in the first step.
Connect the other end of the AC adaptor to your computer.
Start the computer and test the drive
Microsoft Fix-it
Your computer may exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:
Your CD or DVD drive no longer appears in Windows
Your CD or DVD drive does not read or write and is shown as disabled
The media in your CD or DVD drive cannot be read
The media cannot be written to a CD or DVD inserted into the drive
You receive an error message about your CD or DVD drive
If any of these symptoms apply to your computer, use Microsoft Fix-it troubleshooter available here.
System Restore
Try using System Restore to restore to the most restore point from before the problem arose.
How To: Understanding System Restore, Refresh, Reset, and, Recovery options in Windows 8 + Video
System Recovery
If the System Restore doesn't solve the issue, you could try a System Reset. Resetting your laptop to its original, out-of-the-box state is a great way to eliminate software as a possible cause of the problem. Note that doing a system reset will return the laptop to its default conditions, completely wiping your data. Information on how to perform a system recovery can be found in your user's guide.
For more information on performing a recovery, see the following article:
How To: Understanding System Restore, Refresh, Reset, and, Recovery options in Windows 8 + Video
Contact Customer Support
If the drive doesn't work after performing a recovery, it may be due to hardware failure. Please call customer support or seek servicing.

See this Microsoft article - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/en-us  For ways to fix manually
and/or use the proper microsoft fixit 8.1 and 8 or the other one for Windows 7, Vista, and XP listed below.
(these are from the Microsoft article)
Resolution 2: Use the CD/DVD Fix it troubleshooter
To automatically fix common issues with CD or DVD drives, click Run now, and then follow the on-screen instructions. Windows 8.1 and Windows 8   
The Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with CD or DVD drives troubleshooter may automatically fix the problem described in this article.
                                This troubleshooter fixes many problems. learn more
Run now
Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
The Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with CD or DVD drives troubleshooter may automatically fix the problem described in this article.
                                This troubleshooter fixes many problems. learn more
Run now
If your problem is not solved, try the next
S70-ABT2N22 Windows 7 Pro & 8.1Pro, C55-A5180 Windows 8.1****Click on White “Kudos” STAR to say thanks!****

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