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Windows 7: System is creating a non-existing drive after startup

14 Oct 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi Rich,
could it be possible that the Card Reader Port produces a short circuit randomly while booting? So that it is a hardware problem ?

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14 Oct 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Tomon, that is a possibility but most computers with card readers sometimes show as a drive letter. Are you sure you don't have a card in the slot..

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14 Oct 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

If you have a printer with a built in card reader, it will show up as a drive and use the next available letter.

Also some software will make a VHD, it will show up as a mystery drive. A while ago, I remember reading about someone with your problem, and the VHD was created by some feature in MS Office. I could be wrong about Office, but I'm thinking I read it on this forum.
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15 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Rich, Bumpkin,
I am quite sure, the problem started 11 days ago, since then I have only connected external hard disks to the laptop, no printer, no card. I will try to get a card and see what it will do.
And I use Openoffice, no MS Office.
I'll keep you informed,
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24 Oct 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Well, a week had passed, I entered a card in the card reader, but the result was the same, randomly the extra drive appeared, but the most important thing is, the extra drive has 'come to rest'.
I mean, no autoruns anymore, and if the drive appears in computer> after the startup, it is gone when I close computer> and open it a second time. And even the appearance of the extra drive is getting rarer by the days.

Thank you all for the support and the time you took to help me!
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