Okay, so, the problem arose when I tried burning a CD a few days ago. Turns out my CD burner wasn’t showing up in Windows, so I went to the Device Manager to take a look. Under my CD drives, I saw the usual Lite-On LTN4865 48x Max as my main CD drive, but then I saw my burner labeled as SAMSUOG!_CE-S/SW!SW-353S!. A yellow exclamation point was next to the device, of course, but the name threw up a red flag, because I doubt there’s a CD burner named like that. So after finding out my drive is a Samsung CD-R/RW SW-252S, I tried updating the drivers from the official website, but the device wasn’t showing up on the installer, and it still had that messed up name under Device Manager. And to top it all off, there was only ONE site on Google that seemed to relate to my problem (which was on these forums, thus why I registered and am posting my problem.)
So the question is, why is my CD burner showing up such a weird name? And why can’t that burner show up anywhere other than Device Manager?