1.    04 Jan 2016 #1
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    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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  2.    05 Jan 2016 #2
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  3.    06 Jan 2016 #3
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    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.    08 Jan 2016 #4
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    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.    09 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 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.    10 Jan 2016 #6
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    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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