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Windows 7: Mystery virtual optical drive

29 Dec 2018   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Mystery virtual optical drive

So I've had this virtual optical drive around for a while and I was finally going to use it, but when I launched Alcohol, I discovered that the amount of virtual drives was set to zero so that virtual drive isn't operated by that application. I also couldn't mount another one through it so I have to remove the old one, but I have no idea what application is responsible.

Any ideas on how to find out?

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29 Dec 2018   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

I don't know much about virtual drives but does this help-

Alcohol Soft Product Support
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29 Dec 2018   #3

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Open Device Manager

Open the DVD/CD-ROM drive node

Identify and select the virtual drive, then disable or uninstall this device with right-mouse click.
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29 Dec 2018   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Is Alcohol all you have installed? Do you have another program like an ISO DVD creator program or something else? The Device Manager could help, too.
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29 Dec 2018   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64

That's kind of what I'm trying to figure out, I've checked the only other program I could think of that also support virtualization but it also has virtualization disabled at the moment, and I don't remember having any other ones - which is to say that I have no idea what program is mounting it, and I'm trying to determine which one it could be. I did check the device manager settings for it to try and find some clues but didn't find anything useful. The "manufacturer" is named UXK but google didn't turn up anything useful.

Although Cyberlink's virtual drive appears to be disabled, I decided to check services on msconfig and there is a cyberlink virtual drive service that's currently disabled, maybe enabling that will get me somewhere.
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30 Dec 2018   #6
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Download Autoruns. Go to File and save the ARN file. Zip and upload it here so I can have a look.

Autoruns for Windows - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs
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