Can't find any usable optical drives

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cragar
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Can't find any usable optical drives

Post by cragar » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:51 pm

Hi,

I'm using a Surface Pro 3 laptop with an external USB Pioneer Blu-ray drive. When I load MKV, the DVD icon is grayed out and the onscreen message says that MKV "Can't find any usable optical drives."

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Cragar

cragar
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Re: Can't find any usable optical drives

Post by cragar » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:16 pm

Hello,

I just solved this problem by right-clicking on the MKV application filename and running the program as the "Administrator."

paylesspizzaman
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Re: Can't find any usable optical drives

Post by paylesspizzaman » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:14 am

Thank you for this, you save me a bunch of time!. I recently installed new windows updates and I'm thinking that messed with makemkv, because my problem started with the first system restart after the updates.

jonghotti
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Re: Can't find any usable optical drives

Post by jonghotti » Wed May 02, 2018 8:13 am

I have drives at cost if needed, you know, the friendly ones. PM if needed.

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