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Windows 7: Recommend the Best Virtual Drive Software.

19 Feb 2011   #1
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Recommend the Best Virtual Drive Software.

Hi everyone please recommend me the Best Virtual Drive Software that mounts Image/ISO/mdf etc. for Windows 7 and dont have any kind of problems/issues like system hang, restarting windows or BSOD's....


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19 Feb 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
Hi everyone please recommend me the Best Virtual Drive Software that mounts Image/ISO/mdf etc. for Windows 7 and dont have any kind of problems/issues like system hang, restarting windows or BSOD's....
Dont use programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview
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19 Feb 2011   #3
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I downloaded it and it failed to read the mdf/mds file also when i try to uninstall it from add/remove in CP the program is listed but it gives error that it cannot find the uninstall exe for it so would you like to remove it from the list? but i pressed no and i checked in start menu the uninstall exe was there so i finally removed it and yeah even during the installation the Win7 alerted that it does not have valid signature etc so continue installation anyway. it was a waste of time.
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19 Feb 2011   #4
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Maybe try Virtual Clone Drive.

SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive
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11 Nov 2013   #5
Bill Gomez

windows 7
 
 

I love Virtual CloneDrive, low cpu usage, small and as effective as any other on the market. Solid programming - And it's free.
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11 Nov 2013   #6
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

DAEMON TOOLS is easily the best, even got the pro version myself never had a problem in the three years ive used it, perfect
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11 Nov 2013   #7
bbinnard

Win7-64
 
 

Those don't seem to support BluRay disks which is pretty much a requirement these days. This one does:

WinCDEmu - the easiest way to mount an ISO. And more...

I've used it to play BluRay ISO files with no problem on Win7-64.
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12 Nov 2013   #8
Stanton2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I don`t know why not use Daemon tools, i use it whole my life and never had problems, but if you don`t like it you can try Virtual CloneDrive.
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13 Nov 2013   #9
bbinnard

Win7-64
 
 

Whoops - I take it back! I tried WinCDEmu last night on a BluRay disk ISO file and it failed to open it. Not sure why it failed - it had opened that ISO file before. The disk I made from the ISO file plays fine.

So I installed VirtualCLoneDrive and it worked A-OK. So I must retract my endorsement for WinCDEmu (I have uninstalled it) and instead recommend VirtualCloneDrive.
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15 Nov 2013   #10
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Been using Daemon Tools Lite for a few years. It's free. No problems with it.
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