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(D:) Drive Captured By BD-ROM


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#1 kampongkid1

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:03 AM

My (D:) drive has been captured by BD-ROM and I cannot get back to its default setting (DVD/CD-ROM). Driver is Microsoft 6.1.7601.17514, 6/21/06, on PLDS DVDRWBD DS-4E1S.

Any suggestions?!

Dell Inspiron 17R (N7010), Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, Service Pack 1.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:11 AM

Could you please explain your question a little better? Not sure what you are asking.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:32 AM

Thanks!

I have 2 hard disk drives, (C:) and (D:), when I click on the MY COMPUTER icon. They used to be labeled OS (C:) and DVD/CD-ROM drive (D:).

Now MY COMPUTER suddenly shows OS (C:) and BD-ROM Drive (D:)

I would like to reset the (D:) drive back to its original, default DVD/CD-ROM Drive (D:)...I can't read, write or copy to/from any DVD or CD in (D:) drive as it now stands; the drive just plays retail movies.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:49 AM

You say you have two hard disk drives, c: and d:. Then you say d: is a dvd drive. I'm confused.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:10 PM

Thanks again!

Device Manager for (D:) shows:

Drive D:
Description CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded No
Media Type DVD Writer
Name PLDS DVDRWBD DS-4E1S
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status OK
Transfer Rate -1.00 kbytes/sec
SCSI Target ID 1
PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMPLDS_DVDRWBD_DS-4E1S____________________ED16____\4&2F02EDAB&0&0.1.0
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (6.1.7601.17514, 144.00 KB (147,456 bytes), 10/11/2011 1:48 PM)


USED to to be labeled CD-ROM drive (D:) when I click on MY COMPUTER, now shows as a BD-ROM drive (D:) there. How do I change it back to CD-ROM drive (D:) in MY COMPUTER?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:08 PM

So it's not a hard drive, it's a cd drive, is that correct? And you have only ONE hard drive?

The easiest way to change the name in My Computer (Windows Explorer) is to right-click on the name, choose "Properties" and enter any name you like. But more important, what happened just before the name changed (did you install any new hw or sw, was there a virus, an error, anything)?

Edited by Allan, 12 October 2011 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:21 PM

Coming out of hibernation, (D:) drive just appeared as BD-ROM instead of DVD/CD-ROM. It seems that Blu-ray has taken over the DVD/CD-ROM setting for itself. No other problems.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:39 PM

If problems persist with the drives properties, simply go to device manager and look for CD-DVD drives, expand it and right click your drives name, choose properties, then uninstall the device, not the drivers.

Reboot computer and allow windows to reinstall your drive again.

Problem will instantly be resolved.

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