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by Gaspode
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: The program can't find any usable optical drives
Replies: 24
Views: 8664

Re: The program can't find any usable optical drives

Glad you managed to get working again.

I wish I could claim credit for this finding but someone else here on the forum first suggested it and it stuck in my mind. :D
by Gaspode
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: The program can't find any usable optical drives
Replies: 24
Views: 8664

Re: The program can't find any usable optical drives

For me the problem occurred on Win10 after an update from MS which added Ransomware Protection. To make the optical drive's visible again I could either disable the Ransomware Protection completely or just add the Makemkv exe files as an exception. I chose the later option and now Makemkv works agai...
by Gaspode
Thu May 31, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

Re: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out

Finally got around to trying this and YES it works. You don't need to turn of the Ransomware Protection completely. You can use the option to allow all the MAKEMKV exe files through controlled folder access. Makes you wonder why MS is blocking this in the first place. Maybe it's the decryption algor...
by Gaspode
Tue May 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

Re: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out

Going from bad to worse. On my laptop, which is only a 'play' machine, I was having the same problem. It's Win 10 Pro and a couple of new updates got added a coupe of days back. Now the CD/DVD Drive is totally invisible to Windows as well. Before, all other programs could see it but not Makemkv. I'm...
by Gaspode
Mon May 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

Re: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out

Thanks for trying to help but this made no difference for me.
by Gaspode
Sat May 12, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

Re: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out

Lucky you.....

Mine is still not working. Have you any details of the last update that Win 10 did?
by Gaspode
Tue May 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

Re: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out

FYI: I have an old PC which has recently been cleared and Win 10 installed at build 1709. There are no other programs installed other than what comes with Win10. I've just installed Makemkv and it works fine. But another old laptop with Win 10 pro and a few other programs installed does not work, di...
by Gaspode
Tue May 08, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

Re: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out

If Win10 is hiding the drive until a disk is inserted, then having one inserted before MakeMKV starts would "fix" it, at least for the first disk. But, I haven't seen anyone report THAT behavior recently. Yes, I'd already tried that and it made no difference to the problem. FWIW: I've just been upd...
by Gaspode
Mon May 07, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

Re: Can't see optical drives /cdrom grayed out

Since I'm having the same problem with this on Win10 both Home and Pro, I'll just add my 2p worth. Up until a few weeks back Makemkv was working just fine, so perhaps something in a Win 10 update has changed how Optical Drives are handled. Even so all other programs I have - DVDShrink, DVDFab, Handb...
by Gaspode
Thu May 03, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: The program can't find any usable optical drives
Replies: 24
Views: 8664

Re: The program can't find any usable optical drives

Bump

Any progress with this issue, please?
by Gaspode
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: The program can't find any usable optical drives
Replies: 24
Views: 8664

Re: The program can't find any usable optical drives

+1 for this. Makemkv working wonderfully until latest round of Win10 updates. Same error on more than one machine - one with Win10 Home, one with Win10 Pro. Running as administrator doesn't make any difference for me. All other DVD ripping programs I have are working fine e.g DVD Shrink. Looks like ...