The problem seems to be more than cosmetic. For instance, if I open Windows Media Player and try to play a DVD, I can't select the DVD iso, I'll just end up "exploring" through the video_ts directory. For lack of better terminology, programs that operate on a DVD iso aren't being "told" that there is one in the drive, they just see it as data.
I think I've figured out the problem, my BIOS needs updated. Unfortunately this solution has only uncovered another problem. I need to update the BIOS by restarting the computer with a floppy in the drive, but my floppy drive is some weird IDE floppy, not a normal floppy. When I boot the computer with the floppy that has all the necessary BIOS-updating files on it, I only get a message that NTLDR is missing. I'm assuming that if I had a regular floppy drive this wouldn't be happening. I got this machine off ebay, that is why I'm stuck with this shitty IDE floppy drive, it wasn't my choice.
If anybody knows I way I can update my BIOS w/o a regular floppy drive, let me know. Otherwise, I'm going to get a regular floppy drive ASAP.