[Solved] Rioddas External CD Drive Driver

Many factors affect the performance of Rioddas External CD Drive but Rioddas External CD Drive driver is second to none in terms of influence. Needless to say, if the drive acts up out of the blue, the diver driver is a number one suspect. You notice your Rioddas External CD Drive not working and believe its driver to be the one responsible? In that case, this article is for you.

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Causes

Driver

As time passes by, drivers of devices on Windows computers could get corrupted, become obsolete and so on. Thus, once it comes to Rioddas External CD Drive not working, you should check out the drive driver. If the drive driver cannot serve as an intermediary, there is no way for computers to manage drives. On the bright side, if the drive driver is what gives you a hard time, you don’t have to do much.

Windows Registry 

In case you don’t know, Windows Registry dictates the operation of Windows devices and external CD drive is not an exception. If something messes up entries in Windows Registry, it’s only natural that the driver would go haywire. 

BIOS

If your external CD drive is deactivated in Basic Input Output System (BIOS), the system won’t detect it. Unless you take action, it’s impossible to make use of  Rioddas External CD Drive.

Solutions

Solution 1: Update Drive Driver

An automatic reinstallation of your external CD drive’s driver can be achieved through this procedure:

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click Rioddas external CD Drive and pick Update driver.
  • Step 3: Hit Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • Step 4: The moment the update concludes, restart your computer
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, see how things turn out. 

Solution 2: Uninstall And Reinstall IDE/ATAPI Drivers

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, select View and choose Show Hidden Devices.
  • Step 3: Expand IDE/ATAPI Controllers, right-click ATA Channel 0 and pick Uninstall. Repeat the process for ATA Channel 1, Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller and other entries under IDE/ATAPI Controllers. Last but not least, close Device Manager, restart your computer and determine whether the issue persists. 

Solution 3: Use Registry Editor

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor
  • Step 2: In case you mess up while using Registry Editor, create a backup. To do so, click File, pick Export and save the backup in a secured location.
  • Step 3: Navigate to the directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  • Step 4: In the right pane, select UpperFilters. If you see UpperFilters.bak, ignore it. In the Edit menu, select Delete and when asked to confirm the deletion, choose Yes. In the right pane, select LowerFilters. In the Edit menu, select Delete and when asked to confirm the deletion, choose Yes.
  • Step 5: Exit Registry Editor then restart your computer.

Alternatively, 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor
  • Step 2: In case you mess up while using Registry Editor, create a backup. To do so, click File, pick Export and save the backup in a secured location.
  • Step 3: Navigate to the directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi
  • Step 4: Right-click atapi, hover your mouse over New and pick Key. Next, type Controller0 then press Enter.
  • Step 5: Right-click Controller0, hover your mouse over New and pick DWORD(32-bit) Value. Next, type EnumDevice1 then press Enter.
  • Step 6: Right-click EnumDevice1 and pick Modify…Next, type 1 in the Value data box then press Enter.
  • Step 7: Exit Registry Editor and restart your computer.

Solution 4: Tweak BIOS Settings

BIOS settings vary from one computer to another. If you are unsure about how to turn on your CD drive through BIOS settings, contact your computer’s manufacturer. As your Rioddas external CD Drive is a separately purchased aftermarket addition, ensure that its chipset drivers are up-to-date.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to install its driver before using Rioddas External CD Drive?

No, you do not. Rioddas External CD Drive is a Plug and Play (PnP) peripheral that does not require prior driver installation to work. All you need to do is to connect the drive to your PC via a USB cable then let Windows handle the rest. 

Is an external CD drive faster than an internal one?

Technically, an external CD drive is slower than an internal one because the USB chipset waits on data for transmission. TStill, the difference is only a few milliseconds.

Can I install games using external CD drives?

Of course, you can! External CD drives read game data as accurately as internal ones.

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