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New Cd Drive Pops Up In My Computer


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#1 Slayer6571

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:27 AM

ok i think the title is pretty self explanatory. a new CD drive (H:) pops up in my My Computer thing out of nowhere...i added no new drive to my computer.

OK...Whats up with my computer?

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:53 AM

I have the same thing happening with my new build.
Mystery drives appear out of no-where on my system also
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:10 AM

Most often this is due to a media card reader - but it's not a 100% thing. Also, sometimes a program will install a virtual drive to run programs as if they were on a CD.

I'd suggest checking Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) and Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) for these devices in an attempt to figure out what they are. Often the properties will give you a clue as to the make/manufacturer of the device.
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#4 Slayer6571

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 06:53 PM

device manager and disk management only show drives c,d,e and f but no G...
(i do not have a media card reader)

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:46 PM

Theres a little guy in your computer playing games with you :thumbsup:

Lol seriously what I beleive USASMA meant was when the offending drive letter appears go into disk mgmt and see if you can find out what is using the drive letter


Edit: changed smily

Edited by Sneakycyber, 10 May 2007 - 07:47 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 11:13 PM

dont see anything that may have caused it

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 05:55 PM

Has it happend again?
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:41 PM

the new drive just stays there, nothing linked to it...
doesnt pop on and off
just stays there

Edited by Slayer6571, 11 May 2007 - 11:41 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:10 AM

As usasma pointed out in his reply, I would suspect a third party burning app is mounting a virtual drive (i.e. Nero ImageDrive, Alcohol120% virtual drive,etc). You can usually disable them via the programs option menus. It would help to know which one you two (Slayer6571, newbie in hawaii) are using. On the rare occasion, a reg entry removal is needed.

Edited by HitSquad, 12 May 2007 - 06:29 AM.


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Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:08 PM

uh wheres the program options menu? =P
and the only burning app i have is PowerISO...but it didnt cause any weird drives on vista...just XP

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:23 AM

Fixed!

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:53 AM

How did you fix it? It could be useful to other members who are having similar problems.
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