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Windows 7: Mystery Drive (Q:)

07 Nov 2010   #31
jailbirdslanger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ah. OK cool, thanks for the 411.


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09 Nov 2010   #32
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Glad to help, come back any time.
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21 Feb 2011   #33
RMPE

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Q: Drive DELETED

I used Office 2010 bata when it came out. Updated to the retail a few months after it came out. Still had the Q: drive untill today. I went to programs in the control panel and deleted Microsoft Click To Run program. Rebooted the computer and the Q: drive is gone off my system.
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14 Oct 2011   #34
Davidking90

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

See this page for MS's explanation of the Virtual (Q) drive issue with MS Office Click-to-run.

[URL="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2257628"]

Office 2010 Starter - Virtual (Q: ) drive may intermittently disappear from My Computer

Hope this helps any bewildered users out there like I was after a hard drive failure.
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14 Oct 2011   #35
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Hi Davidking90,

welcome to the forum. Um, and the last post in this thread is like 8 months old.
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17 Oct 2011   #36
Sta2011

win 7, 64-bit
 
 
"Q" Drive

I got this from an online backup service. Had to reset to factory default to get rid of it.
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25 Nov 2011   #37
noonie

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Mystery Drive Q

My Drive q appeared when I installed my XP mode whilst in Virtual mode
I'm running Windows 7 professional 64 bit. It is not visible in Windows 7 mode but is visible in XP mode. Should I get rid of it or just ignore it?
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24 Jan 2012   #38
Egrafenberg

Windows 7 professional
 
 

I have this exact problem! Can someone please help us out on this?!? I think it is a possible malware issue because I cannot log on to my wireless internet after I realized this extra driver.
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03 Feb 2012   #39
keebler1313

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prc292 View Post
When i Right click the drive it just gives me the standard options like Expand,share,copy,format, and properties. but i cant open the drive. it says that it is not accessible. I clicked on format just for the heck of it and it says i don't have permission. Also, i did try shutting down the USB drive and no difference. here is a grab of the properties window.
I have the exact same problem here...I searched around and found that the" Microsoft Word Starter 2010",Is probably what caused it...When I installed word starter it never finished , so I quit and then I found the Q:/ Drive.
It says you can delete it from "My computer" Disk Management..
I tried and could not delete it?
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03 Feb 2012   #40
JimLewandowski

 
 

If this is Microsoft Office Starter related, note that the presence of this Q: drive breaks parts of Windows System Image/System Image Restore. On my gf's PC, I think I deleted it AND set to DISABLE 2 system services entitled Application Virtual something....
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