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Windows 7: My Phantom Drive

12 Jan 2010   #1
Datalyss

Windows 7 Home Premium - 32-bit Version
 
 
My Phantom Drive

Ok, here's the thing. I gotta drive C. I gotta drive D. My CD drive is E. And my flash drive is F. Within the last 6 hours, a drive Q pops up. I have no idea where it came from. It's an unaccessible 0 byte drive. How can I get rid of it?


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12 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Is it a virtual drive, like a CD drive? Did you recently install any software?
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12 Jan 2010   #3
Datalyss

Windows 7 Home Premium - 32-bit Version
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Is it a virtual drive, like a CD drive?
No.

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Did you recently install any software?
Programs currently installed:
  • Adobe Flash Player 10
  • AvG Free 9.0
  • Belarc Advisor 8.1
  • IrfanView 4.25
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Beta
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (which was apparently installed by Windows Update)
  • MozBackup 1.4.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.6
  • Revo Uninstaller 1.85
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12 Jan 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you open the properties box, what does it say?
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12 Jan 2010   #5
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Datalyss View Post
Ok, here's the thing. I gotta drive C. I gotta drive D. My CD drive is E. And my flash drive is F. Within the last 6 hours, a drive Q pops up. I have no idea where it came from. It's an unaccessible 0 byte drive. How can I get rid of it?
Its possible that its a virtual drive.
Are you using cloning software by any chance?
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12 Jan 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Datalyss View Post
Ok, here's the thing. I gotta drive C. I gotta drive D. My CD drive is E. And my flash drive is F. Within the last 6 hours, a drive Q pops up. I have no idea where it came from. It's an unaccessible 0 byte drive. How can I get rid of it?
Its possible that its a virtual drive.
Are you using cloning software by any chance?
Im thinking the same Adrian, I just can't remember which program installs it...
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12 Jan 2010   #7
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Datalyss View Post
Ok, here's the thing. I gotta drive C. I gotta drive D. My CD drive is E. And my flash drive is F. Within the last 6 hours, a drive Q pops up. I have no idea where it came from. It's an unaccessible 0 byte drive. How can I get rid of it?
Its possible that its a virtual drive.
Are you using cloning software by any chance?
Im thinking the same Adrian, I just can't remember which program installs it...
I beleive it may be disk management. If I remember it uses "Virtual Disk Services" when called up.
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12 Jan 2010   #8
Datalyss

Windows 7 Home Premium - 32-bit Version
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If you open the properties box, what does it say?
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12 Jan 2010   #9
Datalyss

Windows 7 Home Premium - 32-bit Version
 
 

Apparently, either Office or C++ was the problem. Not sure which, but I uninstalled them both, and the phantom disappeared.
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07 Jul 2010   #10
knookie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

It is Office 2010 Beta and can be removed without uninstalling it. See these threads...

Office 2010 Beta - Phantom Q drive

Office 2010 Beta adds Local Disk (Q to the system Technical Meltdown
Hide Local Disk (Q added by Office 2010 Beta Technical Meltdown
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