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Windows 7: Unknown dvd drive in Device Manager

23 Nov 2013   #1
Atom222

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Unknown dvd drive in Device Manager

I just discovered that in my laptop's Devise Manger, under DVD/CD-ROM drives there are two entries as follows: 1) FvFx CDDVDvx+tech-200 SCSI CdRom Device 2) TSSTcorp DVDWBD TS-LB23A I think TSSTcorp is my dvd drive. What's the FvFx? I wanted to uninstall it but I thought I'd better make sure it's not something important. I googled it and all I could find was tons of websites offering their drivers update service for FvFx CDDCD..... Any help would be appreciated.


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24 Nov 2013   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

To me it appears to be a virtual CDROM drive installed by some game/software you recently or in the distant past installed. Just brood on it.

Without knowing the source - which you only know - the only brute force method of getting rid of it is to try a system restore to an earliest point of time available which may or may not get rid of it. Depends when it - the virtual drive - was created.
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24 Nov 2013   #3
Atom222

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

You're right. After reading your comment, I googled some more and finally I found a webpage which lists registry entries left behind by a software called Farstone Virtualdrive Pro. I had uninstalled it a couple of years but didn't realize the garbage file it left behind. I have now uninstalled "fvfx CDDVDvx+tech-200 SCSI CdRom Devise" from the Devise Manager and I also deleted scores of its registry entries. For the sake of those who may encounter the same problem, I provide the link to the said website...
Code:
http://www.checkfilename.com/view-details/VirtualDrive-Pro/RespageIndex/0/sTab/2/
Many thanks for your help.
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24 Nov 2013   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I only stirred the hornet's nest and you did the rest - the clean up. Good going and well done.
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