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

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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Brian GeeCommented:
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.
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Brian GeeCommented:
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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serchlopCommented:
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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KH_ITAuthor Commented:
it doesn't show up in disk managment, but it shows as a local hard disk in computer
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KH_ITAuthor Commented:
I get an access denied prompt when trying to access the drive
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ToxaconCommented:
Do you use App-V?
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Brian GeeCommented:
Since you reinstalled Windows, have you also installed any version of Office 2010 to this computer (perhaps by a Click-to-Run method)?

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/office2010/thread/f1594601-0778-4347-b0b8-7a53e6cdf35d
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noxchoCommented:
Right click on My Computer - select Disconnect all network drives.
Then check if it does appear in My Computer after this operation.
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schwabdaleCommented:
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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KH_ITAuthor Commented:
I booted to safe mode and the drive doesn't show up.
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noxchoCommented:
Sounds it is network share. Did you apply the steps I recommended?
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KH_ITAuthor Commented:
noxcho: yes, its not  a network drive
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noxchoCommented:
When you right click on this drive in My Computer and select properties - does it show the path to folder?
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noxchoCommented:
Start -> Run -> enter MOUNTVOL Q: /D and hit enter.
Check if the drive still exists.
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KH_ITAuthor Commented:
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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noxchoCommented:
It should not show anything. Simply your Q: drive must disappear from My Computer.
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noxchoCommented:
Did you run Console with Admin rights?
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