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Windows 7: External drive displayed in C:\

19 Dec 2017   #11

Windows 7 SP 1 Home Premium x64

I hope I got this right, the locations. First off, back last spring I uninstalled COMODO System-Cleaner 3.0.172659.53, it' a good older cleaner. I just got familiar w/it & know exactly what & what not to delete, I have presets saved. For some reason I did a fresh unist./install. Well, it removed a driver and I'm having to use a boot disk to start t/PC. I immediately called Microsoft, they told me I needed another PC running W 7 SP 1 or higher. He gave me a link to the original (registered) .ISO. It's 3 GB. If I could I'd have one of my relatives bring their laptop I'd already have restored's hard to get help. I never ever heard of having to copy A FILE to another PC to factory restore one. I could have ran the .ISO from K: - I'm reformatting this PC soon, and decided to leave things where they're at. BUT, I'd appreciate ALL replies to a fix to remove K: from where it's at.

My dad is almost dead from skin cancer, we're putting him in hospital this evening. I have to wait on him had & foot, but I'll check back here on & off all I can. You guys are sure eager to help, fast also. I have ADHD, I know I'm confusing some of you.

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20 Dec 2017   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trimmer View Post
I'm reformatting this PC soon, and decided to leave things where they're at. BUT, I'd appreciate ALL replies to a fix to remove K: from where it's at.
As another user said it's still not clear what is the boot drive so the one which loads Windows and lets you use the computer.
To be 100% sure could load into the BIOS and check the boot priority?
To do this there are several keyboard keys so you need to try one by one until you can get in the BIOS, so as soon as the computer restarts and shows the black screen (before Windows starts loading) hit either F1 or F2 or F8 or F10 or Delete and if Windows loads, try again until you get in the BIOS.
When in the BIOS you need to check the boot priority, for example the BIOS might displays the "C" drive (and the brand of the drive) on top of the list or it might displays the "K" drive on the top and so on.
If the boot priority is assigned to the "C" drive, then restart the computer (exit the BIOS) and copy everything you need from the drive "K" and format it.
DO NOT make any changes in the BIOS!
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20 Dec 2017   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

autorun on your Toshiba Canvio hard drive K: Do you know what it does? Is it there for a purpose? Will you be better off without it? Just a thought.
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23 Dec 2017   #14

Windows 7 SP 1 Home Premium x64

It's not doing any harm, I just never have seen a complete drive in my folders. It's not in C:\my-user files. Seems like it got added (like I have my folders) in a sorta' jump list. I had to restore this several yr.'s ago, then go to "Libraries", click on properties and add folders so they were easy to access...I think that's right.? Anyhow I had to go to my-user (?) and/or My Documents to see the the files I my-user folder..........I can't say for sure, it's been a long time.

I decided to leave it alone, I'm not getting any error(S), and I'm going to restore the PC, it needs it. A patch wrecked Windows Live mail, and a few NEEDED apps, I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird now, it's a good email client. Thanks for all help. For: To be 100% sure could load into the BIOS - I'm nor that experienced. I'll wait a few days, and if there are no more replies I'll mark as solved.
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