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Windows 7: Random Appearance of Drive Q

11 Mar 2010   #1
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 
Random Appearance of Drive Q

Recently, as far as I can see, for no apparent reason my PC (Running Windows 7 Pro x86 in Boot Camp on my MacBook) has mounted the non existent drive Q.
I have tried accessing, deleting and unmounting drive Q but all attempts end in 'access denied', presumably because it doesn't exist.

I have checked for viruses using my copy of McAfee and also using Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and I have found none. I have 2 partitions on my internal hard drive, the Windows one and the Mac one.

Is there anything I can do to remove/get rid of drive Q?


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11 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Does the drive dismount if you reboot the machine?
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11 Mar 2010   #3
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

No it doesn't unfortunately. Its been on there for about a week and I assumed it would just go away.
On my Mac Partition it does not mount at all if this is of any help to you.
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11 Mar 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wonder if it is a virtual CD/hard drive program behind all this. Did you install any programs like MagicDisc?
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11 Mar 2010   #5
TGSoldier

 
 

Do you have a virtual CD drive program installed? Eg Daemon Tools?
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11 Mar 2010   #6
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

I have the MacBook air CD/DVD drive sharing software installed.
I will see what happens when I remove it.
Thank you greatly for your help.
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11 Mar 2010   #7
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Even after the uninstall and restart it still appears.
Could it possibly be to do with Windows XP mode.
Also I forgot to mention the drive calls itself 'Local Disk (Q'.
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11 Mar 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Could it be a shared folder in Boot Camp?

If you feel like it, you can remove the drive letter in Disk Management. Type diskmgmt.msc into the start menu, right-click on the Q drive, and select Change drive letter.
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11 Mar 2010   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

That's from office 2010. There's a couple threads about that Q drive and it's from office 2010.

Extra Drives showing up in explorer
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11 Mar 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I have seen this situation several times, in posts, at this forum. It is from one of the programs that you have installed. After the program is removed the Drive will remain. Follow Jonathans advice. If it is taking up just a small percentage of you hard drive and you cannot remove it, its best to ignore; it is not causing any problems.
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