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Thread: extra harddisk in windows xp

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    david02's Avatar only human BT Rep: +1
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    Hi

    I have an extra local harddisk icon in ''my computer''

    but I know for sure that I only have two drives in my computer. none of them are partitioned. In Disk managment the drive is not visible.

    if I doubleclick on the drive it says ''drive not accessible, parameter is incorrect''

    so I got a c: and e: local harddisk drive
    a d: dvd rewriter drive and two f: and h: virtual cd/dvd drives
    where does the g: local drive com from? And how to remove it?

    I have an extra harddrive and when I put it on the last IDE plug It showls an I: local drive

    It happened when I installed XP long time ago , I installed XP before and the drive did not appear

    if you want more info just ask

    system specs:

    aopen ak33 motherboard
    AMD athlon 850 MHZ
    Last edited by david02; 10-07-2006 at 09:31 PM.
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    manofstyle's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +14BT Rep +14BT Rep +14
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    Could it be a card reader device? Mine shows up as 3 drives.

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    david02's Avatar only human BT Rep: +1
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    nope I do not have a cardreader.

    I have no other data storage devices connected or ever connected to my computer.

    btw I also have an a: floppy drive and gmail drive . that's all
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    What do you see in Device Manager? Also, have you tried looking in your Bios Setup?

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    How big is G drive?

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    david02's Avatar only human BT Rep: +1
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    In the BIOS two drives and one cdrom are detected and in device manager also.

    the drive g: is 0 bytes
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    Right click on my computer on go to manage. check what drives you are showing there and try to delete the rogue one . Are you sure you havent got alcohol or something like that on your pc , which creates a virtual drive ???

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    If you have a burning program that supports Virtual drives , that sometimes will show as a new drive . Unmount the drive then reboot see what you got .
    Last edited by peat moss; 10-16-2006 at 01:08 AM.

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    Nero, Alcohol 120% and many other image handling programs will automatically set up a virtual drive. If you don't have an image mounted then it will show as 'zero' bytes. If you right click on the drive letter it will usually show a command to 'mount image' - this is a sure sign that it is a virtual drive. Otherwise follow 'peterjono's' instructions - they work!

    Good luck

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    check device manager

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