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How to get rid of non-existent drive icons in Explorer

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How can I get rid of these drive icons.  The drives are no longer inside of my PC and I want to get rid of the icons.
Where in regedit or device manager can I get rid of them?
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by:John Hurst
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Shut down the computer (power right off). Remove any drives except the CD.

Now start up and check with no drives.

They will disappear on the own unless you have already been editing the registry.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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This EE article explains how to remove drive letters:
Running Out of Drive Letters?

Regards, Joe
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by:nobus
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that seems like a card reader
is it still connected?  
what system is this?  model plse?
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by:Jackie Man
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Windows 7: Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

To Hide or Show Empty Drives using Folder Options
1. Open Folder Options in Windows 7 or Windows 8, and click/tap on the View tab.
2. To Show Empty Removable Drives
A) Uncheck the Hide empty drives in the Computer folder box, and click/tap on OK.
3. To Hide Empty Removable Drives
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Select (dot) Don't Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
B) Check the Hide empty drives in the Computer folder box, and click/tap on OK.

Source: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/6969-drives-hide-show-empty-drives-computer-folder.html
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by:noxcho
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This is a list of empty slots of a Card Reader. You need either remove the card reader from PC, disable it in BIOS or go to Windows Disk Management and remove the drive letters from the empty slots.
Or simply in Folder options like written above - hide showing the empty drives.
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by:brothertruffle880
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Joe Winograd:
 Your article contained the steps for deleting the drive letter towards the bottom of the essay.  I didn't have any drives plugged into my pc.  So they were grayed out drive letters.
Thanks.  It worked. For the benefit of everyone else, here's the dialog box that did the job: err
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by:brothertruffle880
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Thanks.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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You're welcome, bt880. I'm glad it worked for you. And thanks to you for clarifying which dialog box did the job — very helpful! Regards, Joe
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