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Cd rom that doen't exist

By lombardo65
Feb 26, 2005
  1. I have 2 hardrives installed, no problem (drives c,d) and an msi dvd burner(drive e) plus a dvd drive (drive f). I'm running windows xp pro but when i check in my computer i have an extra drive, G as a cd drive.

    I checked the disk management screen and thats telling me i only have drives c to f, so how did i get this extra drive that does not exist, and more importantly how do i get rid of it. I've tried just about everything. Any help would be gratefully accepted
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What do the properties of the "g" drive say?
    Mybe you have two partitions on one of the hard drives? Or maybe a virtual HD/CD?
  3. lombardo65

    lombardo65 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    G drive just states cd drive, i formatted the D drive and still this ghost drive G appears. i tried sometime ago to reassign the drive letters which it did but now this ghost seems to be a legacy of that. All i want to do is remove it and i can't find a way to do it
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The drive should also exist in Device Manager. Try deleting it there.
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