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Format disk in drive g pop up!


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#1 bartnawer

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:18 PM

Every 5 minutes or so , a pop up saying "You need to format the disk in drive g before you can use it" comes up. Problem is, I have no disk in drive g, and nothing connected to my usb ports. So i have no idea what this means. Add to this that the device manager keeps refreshing and will not let me click anything. Any help?

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:20 PM

What is g: drive?

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:33 PM

Nothing right now. It is not showing up on my computer. The only thing it could be is my ipod touch, but it is not connected.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:38 PM

1) When did this start? What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

2) Have you run full scans with both your AV and MalwareBytes? If not, please do so now.

3) If still no joy, let's try a selective startup: Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.




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