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Windows 7: Mystery disk Q:

28 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Mystery disk Q:

Don't know when this showed up, but I have a disk entry in the Computer folder - assigned Q: - which doesn't exist. There is no physical drive or partition and it doesn't appear in Disk Management. Right clicking on Q: and selecting properties says the drive capacity is zero bytes. Any idea what's going on? Can/should the phantom drive be removed?


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28 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Don't know when this showed up, but I have a disk entry in the Computer folder - assigned Q: - which doesn't exist. There is no physical drive or partition and it doesn't appear in Disk Management. Right clicking on Q: and selecting properties says the drive capacity is zero bytes. Any idea what's going on? Can/should the phantom drive be removed?
Have you ever had a USB stick plugged in?

Or a ram disk?

If it offends you sure. Check the modify date to see when it was added.


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28 May 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Microsoft Office 2010....when using the streaming Virtual Application version.
At least it does also use a drive labeled "Q"
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28 May 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Microsoft Office 2010....when using the streaming Virtual Application version.
At least it does also use a drive labeled "Q"

Yep, that's it.

Office 2010 Drive Q
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29 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks to Derikimo and Logicearth for the replies. I did install the Office 2010 beta on two machines and sure enough they both have a Q: drive now, so that is certainly what is going on.
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29 May 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

You're Welcome, at least your mystery is solved.
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29 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Great! Now I know what has created mine also but the question still remains. How do you if at all get rid of it?
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29 May 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surething86 View Post
How do you if at all get rid of it?
Uninstall the streaming version of Office 2010. Oh just forget about it...
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