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Windows 7: Ghost optical drive??

01 Jan 2016   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Ghost optical drive??

I have a "ghost" optical drive in my Ivy Bridge that I cannot find an answer for.

I only have the Samsung Blu ray optical drive and am just wondering if anyone can let me know if they have had a similar experience or a solution.




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01 Jan 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Hi John,

Do you use PowerISO or any other virtual drive program ?
I get the same Windows Explorer display and Icon you have if i run PowerISO and have the Number of Drives set to 1.
I set Number of Drives to Disable to remove the virtual CD drive.

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01 Jan 2016   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks David yes mate I do have that software on my machine I will check out the disable
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01 Jan 2016   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Disk Emulation softwares will do add another Optical Drive (Virtual Drive) for your mounted disk Images.
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01 Jan 2016   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I use CDBurnerXP for mounting ISOs and it puts a virtual ODD on my C: drive. It doesn't hurt anything for it to be there.
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02 Jan 2016   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep I was using ImgBurn and just tried that Power ISO out when someone suggested it. Anyway I have finally got used to ImgBurn - seemed quite convoluted at first
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