Solved

New Local Disk Showed Up.

Posted on 2013-01-23
13
495 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-24
So I have a
C:\ Drive Labeled OSDisk (C:)
D:\ Drive Labeled Recovery (D:)
So a new drive showed up a couple days ago it is called
Local Disk (Q:)  
When I look for it  on Explorer  Q:\Drive has no properties that work correctly in any of the tabs that are displayed.   I had downloaded some files from 3  Crucial flash drives before this errant Q: drive showed up.

I need to rid my PC of this drive.  How do I do it?
0
Comment
Question by:Stuckhere
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
13 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 125 total points
ID: 38811365
What does diskmanagement show? Is it possible you still have the USB disks connected?
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:tailoreddigital
tailoreddigital earned 125 total points
ID: 38811378
Try reconnecting the Flash Drive, then use "safely remove hardware."
0
 

Author Comment

by:Stuckhere
ID: 38811449
USB is not connected
0
 

Author Comment

by:Stuckhere
ID: 38811497
Redo on installing each of the 3 flash drives  into two usb ports either of which could have used and ejecting each drive as allways. No luck
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:tailoreddigital
ID: 38811695
How about rindi's question,

What does disk management show?


Does it show a Q drive?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Stuckhere
ID: 38812265
Here's where pc knowledge is.  I don''t know where to find disk management.  I checked Control Panel, Device Manager,  and System.  If you will "hand hold" me I probably can follow along.
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:tailoreddigital
ID: 38812389
In the Control Panel,   Administrative Tools,    Computer Management,    then  Disk Management on the left.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termsd/p/disk-management.htm

This will scan the local drives and list them for you.    If Q is listed, there is a "delete volume" option on a right-click.
0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:noxcho
ID: 38812475
Right click on my computer - manage - disk management.
Do you have card reader on this machine?
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:burrcm
ID: 38813854
Q is generally a virtual drive resulting from the installation of server based applications. Any of that happened lately?

Chris B
0
 

Author Comment

by:Stuckhere
ID: 38815819
No server based installs.  I just noticed that the mysterious Q:\ Drive has evaporated, gone.
So problem solved.  I just need to revue everyone input and dish out points.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:burrcm
ID: 38816190
The other thing which will do it is Office basic - the free one which comes preinstalled on new laptops.

Chris B
0
 

Author Comment

by:Stuckhere
ID: 38816983
I have Excel that came with this desktop.  The rest of my Office stuff OK and runs well on Windows 7.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Stuckhere
ID: 38816996
Problem Solved. Thanks
0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Bellevue, WA, USA; Late December, 1980 "OK, folks, we nailed the IBM contract. We're going to have many meetings like this to discuss features and functions...and how to move from 86-DOS, the CP/M clone we just purchased, to our baby, MS-DOS. Thi…
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

861 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now