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Old 12-22-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Why is my pc dectecting 3 cd drives?

My Dell Dimension 2400 is detecting 3 cd drives when I only have 2. My computer shows 3 cd drives, DVD drive(D), CD drive(E), and the mystery drive CD Drive(F). What is the CD drive F?
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:06 PM   #2
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Have you by any chance got a USB key with a password protector on it, thats making itself into a fake drive to stop it being accessed?

Have you by any chance got a CD imager, thats creating images into a drive thats not really there, for playing without CD's? For instance Alcohol 120%?
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
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I got a regular Dell usb keyboard, I Dont have alcohol 120%, I have Power ISO, Win Rar, Winzip, Nero. What else can cause this? Thanks
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Possibly Power ISO.

Check the settings on the program to see if its creating a virtual drive for storage of ISO files.
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:05 PM   #5
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Yeah, most likely PowerISO doing it.....from the Start Menu>>>PowerISO>>PowerISO Virtual Drive Manager. THis will bring a prog up in the sys tray, right click that, go to Set Number of Drives, and select Disable...that should do the trick

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Old 12-22-2006, 10:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why is my pc dectecting 3 cd drives?

But what is that drive used for? Any good/bad uses of it?
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:20 PM   #7
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People use virtual drives to load images of discs, either made themselves, or downloaded off the internet. Here is a link to more information about Disc Images.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_image

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Old 12-22-2006, 11:21 PM   #8
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Ok, sounds like I do use it somtimes, I will keep it. Thanks
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Old 12-23-2006, 12:43 AM   #9
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No Problem, glad i could help

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