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Windows 7: Cannot get rid of drive letter in My Computer

11 Dec 2011   #1
drtanz

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot get rid of drive letter in My Computer

Hi I did some re partitioning, deleted a partition and merged that space with the C: drive so I only have one drive now. However in My Computer the G: drive keeps showing, and I cannot assign that letter to any other drive. In Disk management there is no such G: partition. How can I get rid of it once and for all?

Thanks




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11 Dec 2011   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Try drivecleanup. Have a look at my post here https://www.sevenforums.com/1694736-post5.html
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11 Dec 2011   #3
drtanz

Windows 7
 
 

I did get an encouraging responce from that program but I still see the G drive as before.

DriveCleanup V0.8.1 (x64)
Uninstalls non present USB hubs, USB storage devices and their storage volumes, Disks, CDROMs, Floppies, WPD devices
and deletes their registry items
Freeware by Uwe Sieber - Uwe Sieber's Homepage

Regkey delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\G
OK

Removed 0 USB devices
Removed 0 USB hubs
Removed 0 Disk devices
Removed 0 CDROM devices
Removed 0 Floppy devices
Removed 0 Storage volumes
Removed 0 WPD devices
Removed 1 Keys from registry

Press any key to close
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11 Dec 2011   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, may be only for USB devices. Hold on till someone comes up with a fix. I have nothing up my sleeve.
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11 Dec 2011   #5
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If you could post a pic of disk mgmt, and explain how you deleted the partition would really help.
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11 Dec 2011   #6
drtanz

Windows 7
 
 

I used Easeus Partition Manager to delete the partition. I've now merged the empty space with drive C, using Easeus, however I still have the G drive showing as in the previous screenshot.


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11 Dec 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Are you saying that the letter G is taken and cannot be reused?

2. There are plenty of letters to assign, what is special about G.

3. Since you used easeus, the system does not know what was done. If you had used DM, that would not have happened.

4. Suggest you recreate a small partition with G using easeus and then delete it with DM
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11 Dec 2011   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Any partitoning software that deletes a partition and then merges it to another partition should rewrite the new partition table. I wonder why EaseUS had failed and left an orphaned drive letter.( I have not used EaseUs and so not sure what happened)

I can suggest to the OP to try Testdisk which may be able to rewrite the correct partition table and in the process eliminate the orphaned drive letter hopefully. Just my thoughts. But this trial should only be done as a last resort.

If there are simple ways to do it, he should try them first.

The above suggestion by whs seems to be just right and inline with it..
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12 Dec 2011   #9
drtanz

Windows 7
 
 

found the problem, i had a program called ext2fs or something like that, deleted it and all fine now, G disappeared. thanks all
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12 Dec 2011   #10
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Good to know that. Next time someone comes with a similiar problem we wiil ask " have you extended Windows OS to read ext2 file system?"

Thanks for sharing this info and you may mark this thread as solved.
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