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Windows 7: re: a problem with del a Virtual CD-ROM drive

17 Jan 2015   #1
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
re: a problem with del a Virtual CD-ROM drive

Os is Win7 Home 32bit. I was messing around with a few Virtual CD-ROM drive prog's. I was having trouble making them work right. So the heck with it. I del the Virtual CD-ROM prog's and now I am stuck with a Virtual CD-ROM drive with the drive letter of (G). Everything that I have tried has failed to del the Virtual CD-ROM and it's drive letter or it del's then re-pops up on the next system reboot.
I have tried the following things bellow.
1. In Device Manager > dvd/cd-rom drives > the name "roxio dvd-rom emulator scsi cdrom device".
That emulator is the driver for the Virtual CD-ROM drive. I tried to del the driver and it pops up in the same place after system reboot.
2. I tried going into admin tools > computer management > disk management > right click on the Virtual CD-ROM drive (listed as cd-rom2) go to properties > driver and hit the uninstall button. The drive letter will go away for a while then pop up again.
3. I tried 2 different system restore's to 2 different earlier dates. That didn't do any good.
4. I tried del all the Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 and it's sub prog's. That didn't do any good.
5. I tried 1, 2, 3, above in safe mode. The Virtual CD-ROM drive and drive letter is still there after reboot to normal win mode.
Now this Virtual CD-ROM drive does not seem to affect windows performance. Windows speed and everything else is fine. I am down to my last resource to del the Virtual CD-ROM drive. And that is to wipe the hard drive partition and reinstall everything from the backup cd/dvd's. Question is since Win7 seems to be running ok. Should I just ignore the Virtual CD-ROM drive or reformat the hard drive. With all the prog's I have on my laptop for the many things that I am into. It takes me around 6 to 7 hours to wipe the hard drive partition, reinstall windows then reinstall everything else. What should I do?


Steve


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17 Jan 2015   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

You could try entering an elevated command prompt and running some commands Subst

subst - this will shows any active virtual drives
if the above shows your G: drive then try running
subst G: /d - this should remove the virtual drive

I understand your annoyance this would bug the hell outta me but if I couldn't remove it I personally wouldn't do a reinstall but just live with it, unless I had a image backup that was fairly recent then id prob just use that
Fingers crossed
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18 Jan 2015   #3
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
re: a problem with del a Virtual CD-ROM drive

I am not sure what you meen by "entering an elevated command prompt". I did a right click on the cmd prompt and opened it in "run as admin". I am assuming that's what you mean by "entering an elevated command prompt" and The cmd "subst" didn't find any virtual drives, active or not.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
You could try entering an elevated command prompt and running some commands Subst

subst - this will shows any active virtual drives
if the above shows your G: drive then try running
subst G: /d - this should remove the virtual drive

I understand your annoyance this would bug the hell outta me but if I couldn't remove it I personally wouldn't do a reinstall but just live with it, unless I had a image backup that was fairly recent then id prob just use that
Fingers crossed
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19 Jan 2015   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

The best one IMO is Alcohol 52% free. Just install and it works fine. (REAL machine but also works inside a VM if you don't want to mess around with connecting / disconnecting ISO images).

Alcohol 52% 2.0.3.6839 Download - TechSpot

The better version (no "Nagware to Go Pro" etc) Alcohol 52 FE - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com although use care when downloading from CNET - often the real download is confusing to find owing to a plethora of green arrows and special offers plus the inevitable toolbars etc so check carefully before clicking the download button and unclick any special offers / toolbars etc.

Now if you were to go to W8.1 or W10 you don't need these programs any more as Windows now comes with a built in .ISO virtual mounter (about time too IMO).

BTW don't bother about the rubbish "Supports W8" -- W8 and higher have built in Native support for this function so the software is redundant.

In a Virtual machine you can of course before booting say use .ISO image as a DVD device. Then when you want to change simply disconnect the DVD from the VM (usually in the VM menu) and connect a new .ISO via the menu again.

Cheers
jimbo
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