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Windows 7: Virtual Drive makes physical drive disappear

25 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Virtual Drive makes physical drive disappear

Every time I place a virtual DVD drive on my computer it makes my physical drive disappear in My Computer AND Device Manager :/.
Device Manager then instead just sees the Virtual Drive..
I've tried to do that upper/lower filter to no avail considering I don't have those options when I have a virtual drive.

The only way for me to make it appear in My Computer again is to unplug the SATA cable when the computer is off and reinsert in a different slot. Anyone know how to fix this issue considering unplugging and replugging shouldn't be answer ?

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25 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What virtualization program are you using? It sounds like a program error, rather than a Windows error.

Virtual Clone Drive, and MagicDisc are both free programs.
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26 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

yea i used daemon tools before.. then right now i'm using virtual clone drive..
:/ i don't know why it happens.. it seems to me the virtual drives overwrite my actual cd drive driver wise or something
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