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E: Removable disk that should not be there!!


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#1 czcat

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:34 PM

Hello. I was hoping someone might be able to help me figure out a problem.

The other day I found the CD (D) drive missing and an E: drive listed under ďdevices with removable storageĒ. I donít have an external hard drive.

I finally figured out how to get the CD drive to come back (I used the advice given at PCHell.com for error code 39--the error listed in Device Manager by the little yellow !--and it worked!) However, I canít figure out what the E: drive is. If I right-click and open Properties it says it is a Maxtor 6L080L4. I do believe that this is my hard drive but why does it show up where it does? If you double click on it, it asks for a disk. Under Device Manager it can be found under Disk Drives. I tried uninstalling it and rebooting and it comes right back.

I have run ComboFix, Malwarebytes, CCleaner as well as Zonealarm virus/spyware scans. I recently found that I donít trust the free McAffy internet security when it missed things found by Malwerbytes. I may have been over zealous. I've switched back to ZoneAlarm Extreme.

Itís an older computeróDell Dimension 4300S with 60gb HD, 2gb RAM!! I fear it has lots of registry errors and Iím considering wiping it clean and giving it the parents and getting a new one. But I still want to know what happened. FYI, I'm not a computer newbie but I'm not an expert either.

Does anyone out here know how to fix this or what it might be?

Thanks for your advice.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:52 PM

:thumbsup: OK. I figured out the issue. FYI for all those out there who have an HP Photosmart printer with ports for the different memory cards. I guess I've never noticed it before the CD drive quit working. What clued me in was that the printer is listed under disk drives above the hard drive. So I plugged a my camera's memory card in the slot and clicked on E: and guess what--the pictures came up. Now my mind can stop wondering what it was for. YA!!

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:44 PM

That would have been my first Guess. Glad you figured it out. :thumbsup: Sorry I wasn't faster to respond :flowers:

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