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I tried to install an Iomega Jaz external.  Upon installation, I saw TWO, not one, removable drive.  I tried to delete them but can't.  They do not show up under Disk Administrator but appear under Explorer/My Computer.  How can I kill these things?  What part of the registry do I alter for this?

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by:sgenther
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I think these get installed under the scsi adapter section of control panel...you should be able to remove it there. If so let me know and I will post as answer.
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by:dankh
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Ksm,

   If you have TweakUI installed, you can disable a drive with that utility.  Tell me if this helps.
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I don't think that will help because it will totally hide the drive letter.  The machine's going to be used on a network, where there will be many drive letters.  If the drive is hidden, then I won't be able to see that particular network directory.
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by:ksm
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SGenther:

I uninstalled the Iomega adapater (which was basically a virtual adapter) with no luck.  I'll try the main SCSI adapter tomorrow (I'm not at the office now) and I'll let you know.

Thanks.
Kevin
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You can try uninstall for the iomega software - perhaps in Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.  Following that, you will need to reboot.  
If no luck there, do you have an emergency repair disk that was made PRIOR to installing the Jaz?  If so, I would back up key files like personal stuff, then do a system repair with the emerg repair disk and you will restore the system to the state it was at the time the ERD was made.  This should clear up all the drive letters.  
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SGENTHER:
no luck, uninstalling the SCSI devices didn't work.

BWGERHO:
Uninstalling Iomega software was one of the first things I tried and it didn't work.  However, even though I don't have an ERD, your method sounds like it should work.

BTW, I wound up wiping the system and starting over since the Iomega stuff was the only software I had installed anyway.

Thank you all for your help on this.
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