Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: System restore - phantom drive?

06 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
System restore - phantom drive?

When I run System Restore, two c: drives are listed:
  • One has a greyed checked box next to it, is described as "Local Disk (C:) (System)", with status "Ready to restore".
  • The second has a greyed unchecked box next to it, is simply described as "Local Disk (C:), with status "The drive cannot be found".
Can anyone suggest why a second drive is being reported, and whether I should/can do anything to resolve it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

If you're still checking in on this, check out this website and see if it helps.

Fix for System Restore error 0x8007007B in Windows Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

I know it says Vista, but it probably will apply. At least you can read it and see what you think.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 System restore - phantom drive?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
System Image partitions C: drive after system restore
I've recently purchased a 256GB Crucial MX100 to upgrade and troubleshoot an old 90GB OCZ Vertex SSD. I made a 90GB Partition to create my system image on a 1TB WD Elements HDD. I succeeded in the system image restore, but when I checked "My Computer" to view the drive it only recognized it...
Backup and Restore
phantom system restore points?
I have 2 drives setup in my System Protection; C: (OS - Windows 7 Pro, 64bit) and F: (file storage) the scheduled task to create restore points is set with the following triggers: on connection to (any) user session, on idle, and on startup. now, I don't restart this machine often and as I'm the...
Backup and Restore
Phantom BD-Drive
Hello, Ik have a phantom/copied BD-Drive on my pc, it has copied the last entry in my actual BD-Drive, but it hasn't been removed since I unloaded my BD-tray. It is not accessable, formatable or disconnectable. It is not visible in disk management nor in devices. I have also tried local group...
Hardware & Devices
Phantom Programs after Restore / reset
Hello all! I have recently had to reset my computer back to a previous restore point. This did fix the issues that I was having, but it also created a new one. This new issue isn't critical, but it is getting annoying. A program that I uninstalled and deleted between the two points in time is...
Backup and Restore
Phantom BD-ROM Drive
My computer seems to think I have a BD-Rom drive installed (drive F:) but I don't have a blu ray drive in my PC. Any ideas? Thanks, Alex
Hardware & Devices
My Phantom Drive
Ok, here's the thing. I gotta drive C. I gotta drive D. My CD drive is E. And my flash drive is F. Within the last 6 hours, a drive Q pops up. I have no idea where it came from. It's an unaccessible 0 byte drive. How can I get rid of it? :confused:
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:26.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App