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Windows 7: Drive showing in My Computer but not in Disk Managment

12 Dec 2013   #1
holydevil

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Drive showing in My Computer but not in Disk Managment

I have a System Reserved drive showing up in My Computer, but it isn't showing up in Disk Management so that I can remove the drive letter from it. Screenshots are attached.

Any help removing this rouge drive letter will be greatly appreciated!




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12 Dec 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello holydevil,

You might see if you may be able to remove the drive letter using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below, and deleting the \DosDevices\I: Binary value.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Dec 2013   #3
holydevil

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello holydevil,

You might see if you may be able to remove the drive letter using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below, and deleting the \DosDevices\I: Binary value.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
That looked very promising, but alas, drive letter "I" is not in the registry there.


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12 Dec 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. Does it still show after restarting the PC?

If so, then you might see if adding a drive letter to the "System Reserved" partition in Disk Management, then removing the drive letter may toggle it to not show in Computer anymore.

I also noticed that the two dynamic partitions on Disk 1 have the same drive letter D: . Are these spanned volumes? If so, then nothing to worry about. Personally, I think it would be better for it to be a basic disk instead of dynamic.
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12 Dec 2013   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

In addition to Disk 1 being dynamic you appear to have pagefiles on it. I think the pagefile is best on your Disk 0 OS partition. Brink may comment further and on his tutorial
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change
I'm guessing Disk 0 is an SSD and disk 1 is your old HDD OS disk ????
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12 Dec 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
In addition to Disk 1 being dynamic you appear to have pagefiles on it. I think the pagefile is best on your Disk 0 OS partition. Brink may comment further and on his tutorial
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change
I'm guessing Disk 0 is an SSD and disk 1 is your old HDD OS disk ????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2013   #7
holydevil

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Odd. Does it still show after restarting the PC?

If so, then you might see if adding a drive letter to the "System Reserved" partition in Disk Management, then removing the drive letter may toggle it to not show in Computer anymore.

I also noticed that the two dynamic partitions on Disk 1 have the same drive letter D: . Are these spanned volumes? If so, then nothing to worry about. Personally, I think it would be better for it to be a basic disk instead of dynamic.
I tried setting system reserved to I and setting it back to nothing before making the thread. No dice. Also it has persisted through the two or thee reboots I've done in the last few weeks.

It turned into dynamic when I extended it, but it isn't related to that being dynamic because I only changed that a day ago when messing with stuff, which I wish I hadn't done. I'll just have to deal with that and make it "normal" when I get a chance to copy data off that drive. Here's hoping that reformatting that disk and getting rid of the extra 100 MB thing gets rid of the I drive, although I don't see any reason for it to since it's not set to I.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
In addition to Disk 1 being dynamic you appear to have pagefiles on it. I think the pagefile is best on your Disk 0 OS partition. Brink may comment further and on his tutorial
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change
I'm guessing Disk 0 is an SSD and disk 1 is your old HDD OS disk ????
My pagefile is 16 GB because I have 16 GB of ram, so it would take up way too much space on the SSD. I could probably just delete the page file though since 16 GB would be way more than enough for what I do on that computer.

Yes, Disk 0 is the OS disk and Disk 1 used to have Windows 7 on it, and when I formatted it I forgot to delete the 100 MB partition and just formatted the larger one.
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12 Dec 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A 1GB pagefile will suffice and should be on C.
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12 Dec 2013   #9
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Have you tried this as a solution?

Hide physical drives in Windows Explorer

Really it's for XP but works on Vista and thusly it should work on 7.

Here is the link to demonstrate it on Vista http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

If it works it isn't as complete of a solution as removing the drive letter but hopefully it will hide it from explorer. It's a wildshot but could work.
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12 Dec 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hmm, ok holydevil.

Lets see if you are able to remove the drive letter using step 7 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below in the command prompt.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows
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