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    j2k4's Avatar en(un)lightened
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    My laptop has what Belarc describes as a Generic DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM Drive]
    HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-408N [CD-ROM Drive]


    "My Computer" sees this drive thusly:

    DVD-RW Drive [F:]

    CD Drive [G:]

    and last, but not least,

    DVD Drive [H:]

    Wtf?
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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Have you installed programs like alcohol 120 that act as a virtual drive , or have a mp3 player or usb drive attached ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Have you installed programs like alcohol 120 that act as a virtual drive , or have a mp3 player or usb drive attached ?
    Nope.

    OS install saw it that way from the get-go.

    USB shows as [I:]

    I never checked my MP3 player.

    BTW-

    That's a beautiful sweater your cat is wearing.
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    Mine just shows up as one drive on this 'puter, but on others I've seen drives pop up as two (burner + cd-rom).

    I used to reckon it was a Win98-thing (with certain manufacturers, or something), but maybe it happens on XP (if that's what you have) too, with some drives, or maybe it's a driver-thing, or a bios-thing.

    If everything works, it may well be perfectly normal, I guess

    I also think it might be more common with laptops (have seen it with laptops before), but I dunno why that might be.

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    Certainly sounds like a virtual drive.

    That's the sort of description you get if you install software like Nero Image Drive or Daemon Tools.

    The "Generic SCSI drive" gives it away as not being a real drive.
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    Err, you have tried to put a disc in it, right, J2?

    (I got the impression it was all the same (physical) drive, and that he's sure about that )

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    "That's a beautiful sweater your cat is wearing."



    Thank you , his name is Lucky !

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    Mine do this too, both are dvd drives and they just say "CD Drive". I'm not running any virtual drive apps either.


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    Ya but the difference LP, is you have a recovery partition that bumps your drive letters up one I think ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Ya but the difference LP, is you have a recovery partition that bumps your drive letters up one I think ?
    That's correct, but what do they both just say "CD Drive" They're both DVD drives damn it!

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