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Cannot Remove Removable Drive

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#1 Brie987


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Posted 20 October 2006 - 12:26 AM

Unplugged device without "ejecting" the removable media device. Now I can't seem to be able to delete the drive letter it created. I did this a few times before discovering I had to "eject" the drive before unplugging the pen drive. Now I can't seem to be able to remove the driver letters shown in My Computer. Attempts to "cut" them or drag them to the Recycle Bin cause an error to occur. I believe that this drive being there is stopping me from uploading my mp3 player. When I try to explore the drive it keeps asking me to insert disk. This is not connected to my cd/dvd drive. I have tried to remove it through my device manager, which I did but when I rebooted there it was again. Help. Thanks.

How do I delete the removable media drive.


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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:37 AM

Go to Start...Run...and type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Then scroll down and remove the offending drives. It should fix the problem (although it may not deal with corruption that may have occurred by prematurely removing the drive).

Also, you may want to check for specific utilities for this problem at the website of the drive manufacturer.
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