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Windows 7: Removable Disc (I:) won't eject

23 Dec 2014   #1
JSE

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
Removable Disc (I:) won't eject

Recently I noticed that "Removable Disc (I: )" has appeared in my list of devices with removable media. The only external drive currently connected is a Seagate 500GB back-up drive "Free Agent drive (G: )". I have tried to eject this ghost drive and I have tried restarting the computer without success. The computer seems to be operating as intended except this ghost drive issue. Has anyone else had this problem, or should I just ignore this anomaly?

The computer came from HP with Windows XP. I upgraded to Windows & Pro 64 about one year ago.

Thank You for any help you can provide.
JSE


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23 Dec 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello JSE, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this for a media card reader by chance?

If so or the drive is empty, then you might see if setting Windows to hide empty drives may hide it.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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23 Dec 2014   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi JSE,

Did you connect any portable device to your PC anytime? Say a digital camera, mobile phone, MP3 Player etc., which can take a drive letter and show up as a drive? a printer with card reader?

Have you installed any software related to those devices for accessing those devices? Never mind - not a sin, but those may leave behind a ghost drive looking for that device.

Please remove any and all USB devices including USB hubs,docks (except your keyboard and mouse ) from your PC and perform a drive cleanup to remove all non-present devices and registry entries associated with those.

How-to here: Nagging on non-existant drive

Let us know the results.
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