Unklown 3rd CD Drive

By pjamme
Dec 4, 2007
  1. Very strange things going on here. Last week I had an E:\ drive inside my USB Drive, which was E:\ at the time in Windows Explorer.
    Now I have a CD Drive (E:\) and my USB has become F:\ as a result. The strange thing is "Manage My Computer" does not show it, nor does Removeable Data. I ran diskpart and it doesn't show it either. See attached jpeg.
    I can probably remove all my USB items and get it back, but that might mess me up worse.
    Any ideas how to lose the Ghost CD Drive E:\?

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  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    1. What version of Windows are you using
    2. From your attached picture, is the drive that you're referring to called "Volume 1"
    3. Do you have any software such as DAEMON Tools, Magic Disc or Virtual CloneDrive installed

    If you could take a minute to fill in some of your profile information that would be helpful to all members of the forum :)
    Knowing someone's location in the world can be extremely helpful, even if you just put a country.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you have a U3 USB flash drive, then it will add both an optical drive and a normal USB flash drive to your system when connected.
  4. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 208

    Sorry windows XP pro SP2.
    volume 1 is My Sony DVD RW The CD Drive (E) is not showing here at all.
    And I am pretty sure my USb is not U3 it is fairly old (2GB Toshiba). It has been working quite well and still does. It's just that I think it threw this E:\drive in there.
    I had done my profile but it was gone so I redid it.
  5. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    No problem, mate :)

    From that picture that you attached all I can see is two optical drives, a Hard Drive partitioned into three (or two hard drives - one partitioned into two) and your flash drive. Which one is the mystery E:\ drive?
  6. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 208

    Windows Explorer

    The problem is that it shows up in Windows Explorer and pushes my USB to F:\ even though there is actually nothing showing anywhere else as E:\ and I don't have a CD Drive, just a DVD and DVD-RW

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  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    All I can personally think of is doing a Windows Repair Install, unless Nodsu or any other member has a better idea.

    Info: Here or here
  8. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 208

    Something Fixed It, wish I knew What

    Well my exteral USB drive started working again and my 3rd CD drive disappeared. No idea what did it, just been tinkering for weeks.
    Oh well!
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