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Windows 7: Unknown Devices with Removable Storage

08 Dec 2009   #1
simnom

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Unknown Devices with Removable Storage

Hi all,

I've recently purchased a new PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything is running like a dream except I have five devices with removable storage showing in My Computer. All I have attached is a WD External Hard Drive which I have assigned to E: changing my CD drive to K:

Is there any particular reason why these 5 additional unknown devices have appeared and can they be safely removed?

Many thanks in advance


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08 Dec 2009   #2
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Include your system specs so us helpers can look up your system on the internet - motherboard, video card etc.
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09 Dec 2009   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simnom View Post
Hi all,

I've recently purchased a new PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything is running like a dream except I have five devices with removable storage showing in My Computer. All I have attached is a WD External Hard Drive which I have assigned to E: changing my CD drive to K:

Is there any particular reason why these 5 additional unknown devices have appeared and can they be safely removed?

Many thanks in advance
Normally, this would be a printer with a card reader or an included card reader in computer. It's usually a card reader of some kind. You may never use it but it's there.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
simnom

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Makes sense. The machine has a card reader plonked in the front. Presumably each slot equates to a device.
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