How can I make Windows 7 recognize my Blu-Ray drive?

Confused January 21, 2011
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I did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional on my Dell Inspiron 15. Now Windows thinks my Blu-Ray drive is a CD Drive. It worked flawlessly before I did the clean install. Does anyone have an idea of how to fix it? I downloaded the firmware from Dell, but the instructions to update are vague. Please help.

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  1. FIDELIS
    January 22, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Hello, these are the instructions for installing the firmware using executable file .exe:
    Windows based firmware update for PLDS DS-4E1S BD-COMBO:-

    1. Download and unzip the SE1_ED16.zip into your desktop.
    2. In “SE1_ED16” folder, please search for the “Windows” folder.
    3. In “Windows” folder, please make sure you have the administrator right, and double click on “ED16WIN.EXE”
    4. Click on “Update” button. This may take as long as two minutes. Please wait for the process to complete.
    5. You should see “Firmware has been updated successfully!”
    6. Windows must restart to complete this operation, please save all data and click on “Now”.

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=ca&cs=cadhs1&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R291817&SystemID=INSPIRON1545&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=18936&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=32&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=435114

    In case you need here is a link for the hardware and Devices troubleshooter:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-the-Hardware-and-Devices-troubleshooter

    Link for Microsoft fixit:

    here is a link for you with a fix from Microsoft.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-the-playing-and-burning-cds-dvds-and-bluray-discs-troubleshooter