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Windows 7: Phantom disc drive


12 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Phantom disc drive

Hi,
I had restore probs and was advise via this forum to not bother with Windows restore, but download a program called "Macrium Reflect".
This is the freeware version...so I cant get help from their forim.
It works perfectly.... except the second time I used it in "Computer" it had created a phantom disc drive.
I have 2 internal hard drives, C and D. C is the operating, drive D is the backup drive.
I also have one disc drive Marked E. The phantom drive is called K
How can I remove this icon?

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12 Jul 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I also use Macrium free and I've never had an issue with it creating extra drives. So before trying to delete anything, could you post a screenshot of your disk management (an expanded view.) It's possible that this new drive is a built in card reader on your computer. Or perhaps something else.

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12 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

terz
If you have a printer with a card slot that may be why the program is showing the drive marked "E"
I have an HP printer that does this since it hax a card readder it.
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12 Jul 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is not a 'phantom drive' It is the mounted VHD of your image. You must have mounted it by double clicking on the image file. That is nothing serious.

Reboot and it will go away.
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13 Jul 2012   #5

windows 7 64bit
 
 
phantom disc drive

I have uploaded the screen shot as requested, (I hope)
I have rebooted but without any change.
My printer is Canon without a card slot


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13 Jul 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

On this screenshot it does not look like you have a mounted VHD. Could you also post a picture of the 'Computer' window.
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13 Jul 2012   #7

windows 7 64bit
 
 
phantom disc drive

Here is the screen shot of my "Computer"


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14 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello terz,

Sorry to butt into your Gurus' Discussion, but I have just one question for you.

Are you using any CD/DVD Virtual Drive software to mount ISOs like Daemon Tools or Virtual CloneDrive?

Just curious.
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14 Jul 2012   #9

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Phantom disc drive

Hi, thanks for your interest,
Am not using any virtual drives of any sort.
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14 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terz View Post
Hi, thanks for your interest,
Am not using any virtual drives of any sort.
Thanks for the reply. Thought it'd be the case.

Alrighty then, carry on gents.
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