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Windows 7: Mystery disk in DISKPART

2 Weeks Ago   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If it`s an internal connection, and you know you have a card reader there`s no reason to touch it.

If you had a sandisc and plugged it in, then that media would show up in Diskpart.

I have a Epson CX 5000 with 2 card reader ports on it and a usb port, if you wanted to print a picture right off the card or stick.

They only show up in Diskpart if that printer is on.


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2 Weeks Ago   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The next thing I would advise you is to perform a drive cleanup to remove all non-present devices and drive letters associating with those non-present devices. ( It doesn't hurt to do this periodically to clean up)

Download v 0.8.1 of the drivecleanup.zip from Drive Tools for Windows. ( You may download the latest version also but I haven't tried. I stick with v 0.8.1)

Unzip it to a folder, say drivecleanup.

You will have two folders Win32 and x64 each containing DriveCleanup.exe for 32 bit and 64 bit respectively.

Remove all USB storage devices from your system (except your Keyboard and mouse) and reboot. I would also advise that you disconnect from the internet when you do this cleanup)

Right click on the DriveCleanup.exe and run as administrator. (Use the *.exe file appropriate for your bit version of Windows.).

After the clean up act, reboot.

( When you plug in your USB devices after this cleanup, these will be installed afresh. What you have done is to remove all non-present devices and drive letters/registry entries associated with them and start with a clean slate.)
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2 Weeks Ago   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
The next thing I would advise you is to perform a drive cleanup to remove all non-present devices and drive letters associating with those non-present devices. ( It doesn't hurt to do this periodically to clean up)

Download v 0.8.1 of the drivecleanup.zip from Drive Tools for Windows. ( You may download the latest version also but I haven't tried. I stick with v 0.8.1)

Unzip it to a folder, say drivecleanup.

You will have two folders Win32 and x64 each containing DriveCleanup.exe for 32 bit and 64 bit respectively.

Remove all USB storage devices from your system (except your Keyboard and mouse) and reboot. I would also advise that you disconnect from the internet when you do this cleanup)

Right click on the DriveCleanup.exe and run as administrator. (Use the *.exe file appropriate for your bit version of Windows.).

After the clean up act, reboot.

( When you plug in your USB devices after this cleanup, these will be installed afresh. What you have done is to remove all non-present devices and drive letters/registry entries associated with them and start with a clean slate.)
Yep J I clean it all the time (C: drive) both with CCleaner and the Windows disk cleanup feature this is a pic of my disk management.
I will await further comment before I do any other cleaning


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2 Weeks Ago   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I am not talking about CCleaner . CCleaner does not remove non-present devices, their drive letters and associated registry entries that remain and confuse Windows even after removal of the device/s.

Please read this article: USB drive or flash problems? How to cleanup and remove old USB storage drivers - TechSpot Forums

The only difference is I do not move DriveCleanup.exe to C:\Windows\System32. I keep them in their respective folders, right click on the appropriate DriveCleanup.exe ( 32bit or 64bit as per the OS) and run as administrator.

You can also look at this thread Solved Unable to change drive letter

In your case I would believe these drive letters belong to the Card Reader which you might have connected previously and Windows did not release it when you plugged it out. The now non-present Card Reader continues to show up by the "confused" Windows.
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok jumanji I think you are right on this one I will try the drivers link as I did have some time ago problems with the USB ports ie losing them and some other odd behaviours that was cured by removing the Samsung Magician software after one of us spotted my problem back then knew just what it was, and there has been no problems since.

I might be a while as I am on one of the 10 machines right now trying to fix a wifi issue.
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