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Windows 7: Extra DVD drive showing up when I only have one installed?

28 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
Extra DVD drive showing up when I only have one installed?

I only have one dvd player on my computer but it is showing that I have one on drive D and one on drive K... also when I try and insert my resevoir dogs game cd the computer will not recognize it.

Any help?

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28 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Do you have any virtual drives installed?
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28 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hi knk17forever,

Bear in mind that many devices, such as Phones, MP3 players and Mobile broadband dongles have "virtual CD drives" that they use to install their software. In fact, nearly every USB storage device that I have seen recently uses this method. Of course the above list is not exahaustive, but as you say it is on K, which is a relatively "low" letter, it suggests to me a USB device, as those are the ones that normally get bumped down the letter ranks.

Just as an example, here's my Disk Management screen. You can see that "E" is my actual DVD drive, whereas "G" is actually, despite what Windows says, a USB dongle that I use to connect to the internet.

Do you have any devices like that? Try looking in COmputer, it will probably give you a better idea of what K is.

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28 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit

Actually yeah I did install a virtual DVD. magicdisc, lol totally forgot, but I am wondering why my regular dvd player is not working?
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28 Mar 2011   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

You mentioned trying to use it with a game, but try it with other DVDs. If none work, then chances are that the drive is dead. If any work, then chances are that the DVDs that don't work are defective.
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31 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit

Yeah... haha this whole problem was my own illusion... the cd I was using just needed cleaning thanks
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