Galaxy J7 not recognized by computer in download mode

Hello, my friends.

I have a Galaxy J7 that I rooted years ago. I've moronically soft-bricked it by attempting to factory-reset. It's in recovery loop (I have TWRP installed, thankfully).

When I plug my phone into my computer via USB in recovery mode, it's perfectly recognized. I can browse its contents and the SD card's contents fine.

However, when I enter download mode, connecting to my computer via USB shows the device listed as "MSM8960" under other devices. Windows even indicates that it needs troubleshooting but fails to automatically find pertinent drivers.

Because of this, I can't use Odin (it doesn't recognize my phone), and therefore I can't flash a ROM (which I'm almost certain would unbrick my phone).

Can anyone please help me? I've seen similar threads on here from years ago with no answer except rebooting their PC's, switching cables, or switching ports.

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