Unable to remove "Removable Disk" in Windows 7

Hi there,

I have Windows 7 installed on my home PC.  When I open "My Computer", is displays for me my C: drive under "Hard Disk Drives (1)", a "Removable Disk (G:)" and "DVD RW Drive (W:)" under "Devices with Removable Storage (2)" and four mapped network drives under "Network Location (4)".

The "Removable Disk (G:)" is greyed out and is possibly a USB drive or similar that I had plugged into the PC at some stage.  However, I cannot remove this and I want to remove it from  the "My Computer" screen.

When I right click on it and select "Eject" it just tells me that "An error occured while ejecting 'Removable Disk (G:)'."  Is there somewhere I can go in registry or similar to remove this entry so that is does not appear in My Computer?


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Do you have a media card reader in your pc? It could be that, as it would answer why you are unable to eject the disk, but the drive letter is allocated.

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peterkennedyAuthor Commented:
You were abolutely spot on Mr Grumpy and that was something I had never considered.  Thankyou!
if it is required to be removed then there should not be an issue, make sure you have attached nothing extra such as card reader, any storage device etc.
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