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Windows 7, A new hdd letter apear but doesn't exist

post #1 of 9
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Hi,

I have a small issue on a new build, the issue is that a new hard drive letter appear out of no where.

I can go into it's properties, witch is seen like a 0 bytes partition but I can't access it's contents, take ownership and/or see the other properties (I don't have the rights, but I'm logged as an Admin?!?)

Any Ideas why or from where it would come from? Also I didn't install ANY virtual drive software.

The letter is Q the rest is C,D and E... No network drives has been created yet either.

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post #2 of 9
Use gpart or partition magic to delete it and expand the main partition. Problem solved.
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The "issue" is that I don't see it in the "disk management" of Windows either...

I'll give it a try but if it's failed others suggestions?
    
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post #4 of 9
open up the file explorer, go to organize->folder and search options, when the new window pops up, go to the "view" tab, in the advanced settings, look for "hide empty drives in the computer folder", make sure it has a checked, and click "apply" then okay, see if that removes it?

for some reason or another, it probably assigned a drive letter to the system partition that windows 7 creates at install, or you have some sort of drive emulator installed.
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post #5 of 9
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I'll try that, 1 point I forgot to mention is that if I go into safe mode, the drive doesn't appear...
    
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post #6 of 9
is the icon beside it?

honestly sounds like you have installed a drive emulator such as daemon tools, alcohol 120%, magic iso, etc...and it created a default drive...
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post #7 of 9
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Yes the icon is beside it... that's the weird part, I personally did the installation from scratch...

I use, on other computer, Virtual drives but I'm sure to not have installed one on this one... Even then I would just a message ton insert a media and not a access denied...

I really don't understand...
    
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post #8 of 9
Are you sure it's not the 100MB Windows 7 partition that it always creates but should normally be hidden?
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Are you sure it's not the 100MB Windows 7 partition that it always creates but should normally be hidden?
Could be it, I've counter check on my other W7 computer and this partition is hidden...

I'll have to find a way to hidden it...
    
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