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Windows 7: Ghost Drive Appears in Explorer

22 Sep 2011   #1
kbajpai

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Ghost Drive Appears in Explorer

I was copying data from my USB drive to my PC and while data transfer was still in progress, I physically removed the drive. This created a Ghost Drive. The drive doesn't appear in the Disk Management.

How do I delete this drive? I have attached the screen-shot of my Explorer Window




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22 Sep 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbajpai View Post
I was copying data from my USB drive to my PC and while data transfer was still in progress, I physically removed the drive. This created a Ghost Drive. The drive doesn't appear in the Disk Management.

How do I delete this drive? I have attached the screen-shot of my Explorer Window
Does it remain after a reboot???
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22 Sep 2011   #3
kbajpai

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Darryl,

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have restarted my system several times and it still appears.

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Kunal
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23 Sep 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Try a system restore to a point before you transferred data from your USB drive.

If that does the trick, you then just need to transfer the data again.
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23 Sep 2011   #5
Bill2

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

Follow this tut, be careful while uninstalling devices.

Get rid of old device drivers hidden in Vista | TechRepublic
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23 Sep 2011   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Do you have Office 2010 installed on your computer?

Can you go to the Device Manager > View > "Show Hidden Devices"
Then expand disk drives (or where ever you find Q: or unknown device)
Add post a screen shot?
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