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Windows 7: Suddenly, a new Hard Drive showed up... No clue why

31 Mar 2010   #1
sergiogarcia9

 
Suddenly, a new Hard Drive showed up... No clue why

Hi Guys

This just started happening Anything i should be worried about? Also how do i remove it? (it's the one named "Local Disk")

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31 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

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Hi Sergiogarcia,

I have seen something similar in several posts, it is usually associated with a new program that you installed. Nothing to worry about if that is the situation, it is just how the program works.
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31 Mar 2010   #3
richc46

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Phantom local disk in Computer You may not have the program mentioned, but the idea is the same.

Wishing you the best.
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31 Mar 2010   #4
whs
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That is a virtual drive. E.g Office 2010 uses it for installation or it could come from an image that you mounted (e.g. mounting a Macrium or Paragon image would do that). It will disappear with the next reboot.
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31 Mar 2010   #5
sergiogarcia9

 

It's gone now after reboot. I think it might have been Avast making it, since i had installed some updates earlier and it told me to reboot but i didnt Thanks anyway, Rich and Wolfgang
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31 Mar 2010   #6
DocBrown

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Did you have a USB flash drive that was removed, a USB HD that was connected & removed, a multi-card reader ?

or ?


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31 Mar 2010   #7
richc46

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Glad to help. Nice to help the usual OP, but so much nicer helping the unseen friends.
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31 Mar 2010   #8
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Glad to help. Nice to help the usual OP, but so much nicer helping the unseen friends.
+1 from me.
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