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Windows 7: Strange CD/DVD drive

13 Dec 2009   #1
TFCJRMD

 
 
Strange CD/DVD drive

I have two SATA CD drives installed Sudden appearance now of a drive letter listed under "computer" for a third drive. This is not listed in "computer management"
or in "device manager" . How do I rid myself of this intruder?


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13 Dec 2009   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You have an extra cdrom drive showing?

Did you recently install a disk imaging app. of some kind, or an iso handler like Poweriso, or ultraiso?

If so , open the app. and detach the virtual drive .


You should be able to see it in Device Mnager , click View>Show Hidden devices.
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13 Dec 2009   #3
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TFCJRMD View Post
I have two SATA CD drives installed Sudden appearance now of a drive letter listed under "computer" for a third drive. This is not listed in "computer management"
or in "device manager" . How do I rid myself of this intruder?

Do you have Office 2010 beta installed?
It uses a "click to run" technology which creates a virtual Q: drive...

Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering : Click-to-Run: Delivering Office in the 21st Century
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13 Dec 2009   #4
TFCJRMD

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You have an extra cdrom drive showing?

Did you recently install a disk imaging app. of some kind, or an iso handler like Poweriso, or ultraiso?

If so , open the app. and detach the virtual drive .


You should be able to see it in Device Mnager , click View>Show Hidden devices.
Thanks. This was the problem and the solution!
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13 Dec 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome.

Which app. did the virtual cdrom drive belong to?
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14 Dec 2009   #6
TFCJRMD

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You're welcome.

Which app. did the virtual cdrom drive belong to?
Ultraiso.

Thanks again

Thad
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