1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
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    TheBigCheese
       04 Jan 2016 #1

    CD/DVD Writer/BD Reader Not Recognized as Writer By Dell 8100


    I have a Dell 8100 XPS and when the hard drive went, I restored from an August backup (using Microsoft's Windows 10 backup) afetr replacing the drive. Unfortunately, I had a problem with the Ethernet adapter so eventually, I reinstalled Windows 10 fresh. The only major problem is that the machine recognizes the drive ( Liteon iHOS104) as a reader.

    This is possibly because the 8100 does not officially support Windows 10 (according to Dell).

    Is there any way to get it recognized as a writer?
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
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    TheBigCheese
       06 Jan 2016 #3

    This is not my problem. These solutions do not work for me. My problem is the drive is shown as a CDROM/DVDROM/BDROM drive only and not as a writer.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 806
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       08 Jan 2016 #4

    What does properties show it as in device manager? You can try deleting the device in the registry and let it detect again...

    Anyways, try looking at these:
    Windows 7 seeing DVD burner as CD-ROM drive - Super User

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...4835fa9be?db=5
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
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    TheBigCheese
       09 Jan 2016 #5

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    What does properties show it as in device manager? You can try deleting the device in the registry and let it detect again...

    Anyways, try looking at these:
    Windows 7 seeing DVD burner as CD-ROM drive - Super User

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...4835fa9be?db=5
    ATAPI iHOS104 DVD/CD-ROM Drive. I tried uninstalling and rebooting but it came back as a ROM drive again.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       10 Jan 2016 #6

    Interesting, do you know who actually made the drive? Because from what it shows in Device Manager, it is identifying itself as a LiteOn Reader such as the one here:
    LITE-ON Model iHOS104-08 Black 4X Blu-ray Disc Reader - Newegg.com

    What you can do is run regedit and then delete all entries with iHOS104 in it.
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