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A Q:\ drive was created after I formatted all of the previous drives , how can I rename/remove this drive.

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A Q:\ drive was created after I formatted all of the previous drives , how can I rename/remove this drive. I reinstalled windows on my computer, and I formnated the previous partitions to free up space, now a Q:\ drive was arbitrarily created, and I don't want it, how do i remove this?
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Top Expert 2011

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If drive letter Q: is indeed disk allocation (and not an optical drive, flash drive, et al.), then you could Delete Volume from Disk Management.

Start > Run > type in diskmgmt.msc > OK.
Top Expert 2011

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If Q: just happened to be a drive letter mapping, you could remove it from the command line:

net use Q: /delete

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You can type in a run window the command diskmgmt.msc and this have to open a disk management there you can assign drive letters, remove then, create partitions and make some other thinks with disk/partitions. Only be carefull.

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it doesn't show up in disk managment, but it shows as a local hard disk in computer

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I get an access denied prompt when trying to access the drive

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Do you use App-V?
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Top Expert 2009

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Right click on My Computer - select Disconnect all network drives.
Then check if it does appear in My Computer after this operation.
You could try to boot into safe mode and then try to access the and delete the drive. Also, you could boot from a boot cd such as http://ubcd4win.com/
and try to access the drive from outside the OS. Just make sure you download a good .ISO burner.

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I booted to safe mode and the drive doesn't show up.
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Top Expert 2009

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Sounds it is network share. Did you apply the steps I recommended?

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noxcho: yes, its not  a network drive
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When you right click on this drive in My Computer and select properties - does it show the path to folder?
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Start -> Run -> enter MOUNTVOL Q: /D and hit enter.
Check if the drive still exists.

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It doesn't show the path , also when I run that MOUNTVOL Q:/D a command screen flashes and nothing shows up after
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It should not show anything. Simply your Q: drive must disappear from My Computer.
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Did you run Console with Admin rights?
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