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Fluctuating C: size & mysterious Q: drive


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#1 RevGAM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:00 AM

I was going to run Defraggler when  I noticed two odd things.  I'm running an HP Mini 210-4000 that was purchased last year on W7 Starter SP1, 2GB RAM via an online store.

 

First, the size of drive C: was in a state of flux most of the time that I looked at it in Defraggler, but the amount of flux is small enough that it doesn't show in Windows Explorer.  This seemed to prevent the defragmentation process from proceeding as it stayed at 0% for quite a while after the initial processes were completed.  I thought Defraggler was damaged, so I uninstalled it and installed a fresh download (newer, too), but the result was the same.

 

Second, there is a drive Q: that has 0 space allotted to it.  No, it's not the recovery partition, which is D:. and I cannot access it or its properties.  I'm wondering if this could be an MBR rootkit or something similar.  Spybot free, SAS trial, MBAM trial and Avast free didn't find anything bad on the computer.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions about these two possibly related problems?

 


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

Hi, I believe that Your Drive Q is related to Microsoft Office 2010. It appeared when I installed Office on this computer too. As Long as You have Office 2010 the Drive letter Q is nothing to worry about. I researched this issue when Drive Q appeared. Mine also shows no size FWIW.

 

This is what I show for Fragmentation on my System. As C: & D: are on a SSD they do not need defragging.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

Well, Roger, that is certainly very interesting and explains Q:.  Thanks so much!  I wonder why Office 2010 does that?

 

Hopefully someone can help me understand why my C: space is fluctuating nearly constantly.


Edited by RevGAM, 18 May 2013 - 10:29 AM.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:57 PM

That Q drive is for virtualization (App-V) so it will come and go as it needs to. Sometimes the letter will change if its already taken.



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:36 PM

Thanks again, Roger!


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