Extra CD showing in explorer XP Pro SP2


R

rock

Hi,

I have XP Pro SP2 and just noticed I have an extra CD Drive (E:) showing
in the explorer list. When I click it, it shows a (Insert disc) panel.

My correct drive is DVD-RW Drive (I:) and this works fine.

There is only one listing in Device Manager and that is the correct
DVD-RW Drive.

What could cause this and how can I correct it.

Thanks

oz
 
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R

Rich Barry

Rock, go back into Device Manager>View and check Show Hidden Devices.
If it shows up in Device Manager then you can uninstall it. Did you at one
time create a virtual CD Drive??
 
R

rock

rock said:
Hi,

I have XP Pro SP2 and just noticed I have an extra CD Drive (E:) showing
in the explorer list. When I click it, it shows a (Insert disc) panel.

My correct drive is DVD-RW Drive (I:) and this works fine.

There is only one listing in Device Manager and that is the correct
DVD-RW Drive.

What could cause this and how can I correct it.

Thanks

oz

I think you're right. I can't recall doing it but I'd say there is a
good chance I did set upa virtual drive. I will go check and fix.

I only worried that XP would maybe be looking for the drive every now
and then in the background, taking up some CPU resources.

BTW:You're welcome - that's what this place is for. To try and if
problems! Hope this fixes yours as well.
 
D

Donald

Hi,

You can check the following page and try the options applied there.
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=120714

First of all, if you do have some virtual CD software such as Nero or
PowerISO, and disabling them fixs it, you will save a lot of time digging
into it. If not, you can try the workaround and tools mentioned there. If
you will need to fix registry or BIOS settings, it is better to have a
backup of the registry and BIOS settings.
 
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D

Donald

For registry check under XP, you can execute regedit.exe and search the
registry by press F3 and type in the keyword mountpoint2. Then delete the
mountpoint2 subkey. Backup first by export your registry to a file by using
the file menu and export item. So you will be able to restore it if any
issue arise. To restore it, use the import item of the file menu or just
double click on the backup reg file.
 

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