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Windows 7: red x over my drive

27 Mar 2010   #1

red x over my drive


Why do i have a red x over my drive, its not shared anywhere.

OS: Windows 7

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27 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


See this tutorial here: Drive Icon - Change

Good luck!

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28 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello BreeZer,

That icon usually indicates that this drive is a disconnected or unavailable network drive.

Hope this helps,
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28 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

hello BreeZer,
If this is a local drive, it could be a malware infection. You could try a few things.

1) Scan with malwarebytes antimalware.
2) Run CMD as admin, at the prompt type "sfc /scannow" (without quotes), hit enter, let it do its thing.
3) Check the drive is properly seated, cable connections are secure.
4) Since the drive is empty, you can just do a full reformat.
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28 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

New drive ?
Not formated ?
Go into disk management and see what it says for that drive.
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