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Windows 7: Phantom

22 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate

Hi I'm a newbie here, and have had a look around to try and find similar posts or problems, but none of the solutions posted seem to work......

First thing to say is that I haven't added any new hardware, or software, and have not changed any settings, so onto the problem..... from what I can gather from other posts, this can happen with Office '10 beta, but that I dont have (as I cant stand its layout..... have always preferred Open Office if the truth be known!!)

A phantom CD Drive has appeared in My Computer (label H, and there appears no way to remove this - I have right-clicked on it, and Remove or Disable doesnt appear in the drop-down menu; have also gone through the Disk Management and it doesn't appear there either.... so as far as I can see there is no way of removing this. Whilst this would not be an issue normally, and I would probably just leave it be, it seems to have taken the drive normally associated with my Seagate external hard-drive, which is now allocated to G: - again, not perhaps an issue, except that all the other devices, such as laptop, xbox, etc, are all searching for Drive H for info, and cant find it which means that I will have to remap everything unless I can remove this phantom CD drive. If anyone has any tips or answers that would be great...!!!

Cheers in anticpation

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22 Jun 2010   #2

7 Ultimate x64

Doesn't PowerISO add a virtual drive at install?
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22 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

not sure, but PowerISO has been on here for some time, and the CD Drive has only just appeared in the last couple of days - I will remove it though and see if it makes any difference and let you know - thanks for the reply - much appreciated!!
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22 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

thats very bizarre and confused me - removng PowerISO has done the trick, but I'm puzzled as to why that wasn't there before..... oh well, ne'er mind!!

Thanks very much Fumz!! have a good day
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22 Jun 2010   #5

7 Ultimate x64

No problem, and you're welcome. Btw, if I remember correctly, and that's always an iffy thing , you can choose to not let PowerISO create a virtual drive. However, either way, there's no harm done having it.
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22 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate

lol re memory I know the feeling!!
Re PowerISO, I think I will leave it off for a while and if I need it again, I'll reinstall it...once bitten, etc!
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