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DVD Drive (E:)

By me(who else?)
Feb 29, 2004
  1. I recently tried to set up a virtual drive..and it worked! My problem is that now the (virtual) drive has been replaced with what appears to be a second DVD-ROM drive. :confused:

    When I right click on it to see what it is it says that the device is called "Generic DVD-ROM Scsi CdRom device"? it claims to be a second DVD-Rom drive. I currently have a laptop with just one DVD/CD-RW drive and a 40gig HD. This isn't pressing, but it's kinda strange.
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    That is how virtual drives work they convince the system they are a real drive.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yep. This Generic DVD drive is the virtual drive you just got working.
     
  4. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 387

    It can't be...it says that there is no disk inserted! Not to mention that I assigned it the name Z: . I don't get how it would think it's a DVD drive? Maybe it's just me!
     
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    you have to mount images onto virtual drives in order or them to work.

    regardless that you choose Z most virtual drives will simply take the next available drive letter. and it showing as a DVD drive is not uncommon.

    so unless you have another drive showing up there with the letter Z then the new E drive is your virtual drive.
     
  6. werty316

    werty316 TS Rookie Posts: 185

    I use DAEMON Tools and it does the same thing. Just leave it. It isn't a big problem
     
  7. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 387

    Thanks!
     
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    If you want to get rid of it, just load up your software you used to load it and 'unmount it' This should take it out of My Computer.
     
  9. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 387

    I used the DOS command they detail in they showed in the post "How to Mount a Folder as a Directory". I don't know how to reverse the command. Help?
     
  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What virtual drive software is it?

    They usually have an option to disable it but not uninstall.
     
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