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Random E drive appeared on 5/31 with a capacity of 256 MB.


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#1 AleksandrH

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:47 PM

I just noticed that a new drive (E) appeared on my HP laptop, and I do not have access to it. It also appears to be partially full, with a total capacity of 256 MB.

 

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I was hoping someone could advise me as to what I should do. My computer is not a Toshiba laptop, but the drive info seems to suggest this is some sort of Toshiba-manufactured drive.

 

I also didn't install any new software or drivers on 1/31, so I'm not sure where this came from.



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#2 AleksandrH

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:49 PM

Also just realized it's 1/31 and not 5/31. Can't recall if this drive was here all along, but I just now noticed it...



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 05:22 AM

Have you recently updated to the Spring/April update? If so then its a known bug where the recovery drive is given a drive letter.
You can either await a fix or remove the drive letter via diskpart or disk management.

If you require instructions on how to do that:
Click your Start Button, type cmd, then right click Command Prompt and choose 'Run as Administrator'

Run this command and hit Enter

diskpart

Run this command and hit Enter

select volume E

Run this command and hit Enter

remove letter=E

Close Command Prompt and the problem will be resolved.

#4 AleksandrH

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:45 AM

If I do this, will I lose any data?



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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:13 AM

No. It's perfectly safe.



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 12:24 PM

Had the same thing happen to a client's Win10 Dell laptop. I removed the drive letter using CMD as I couldn't remove it using Computer Management/Disk Management GUI as their wasn't any options besides
HELP showing up if you right click on the recovery drive.






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