Just recently my optical drive labels in Windows XP Home Edition changed. They used to tell me what type of drive it was and now it only says “CD Drive”. I know that at least some of the different drive labels are; CD Drive, DVD Drive, CD-R Drive, CD-RW drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive, DVD-RW Drive and DVD-RAM Drive. I’ve looked high and low and the only reference to drive type or labels I could find was a registry entry that controlled how windows detected the write abilities of the drive (1 for CD, 2 for CD-R and 3 for CD-RW) and this only enables the Recording tab in the optical drive properties window. Does anyone know how the drives are labeled in My Computer and Windows Explorer and how Windows detects the drive type to label the drives. Its a small thing but since I know Windows does it I’m really annoyed that my system is no longer showing the proper labels.
Edit: I have 1 DVD-ROM drive (DVD Drive), 1 LG GSA-4167 (DVD-RAM Drive), 1 Pioneer DVR-110 (DVD-RAM Drive) and 1 DAEMON Tools virtual DVD-ROM (DVD Drive). All are showing as CD Drive.