Disable Optical Drives through Command Prompt

By ElectroGloop
Jul 23, 2006
  1. I was wondering if there was a way to disable DVD/CD drives through the command prompt, I want it to be disabled the same way it is by right clicking on the drive in device manager and selecting 'disable'.

    Is it possible?

  2. dazzer9535

    dazzer9535 Banned Posts: 117

  3. ElectroGloop

    ElectroGloop TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, but it doesn't really say anything about disabling.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Windows is built around the GUI, so there's a ton of things you can't do with commands. I believe this would be one of them short of writing a script or some sort. You might be able to make a batch file that edits the registry so it disables your optical drives, but it will require a restart and be quite a hack.

    Linux, of course, is built around the console. So pretty much anything you can do with a GUI you can do with commands.
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