Ghost/non-existing disc drive appeared after installing hard driv

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Gilboy7, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Gilboy7

    Gilboy7 Guest

    Hi, I need help with removing a non-existing disc drive which calls itself
    E:. After installing a new external hard drive, ( i noticed my old external
    drive was acting up), my computer shows an additional disc drive E: which is
    completely in-accessible as it does not exist. Many of my short cuts point to
    E:, which was the drive letter of my original external hard drive. Now my
    computer calls that drive G: and my newly installed external drive F:. My
    original E: drive is still working but any program residing there will not
    function as all shortcuts were created when it was E:. I need to remove the
    'ghost drive E:' and rename my external. When I go to disc management the
    ghost drive does not show up , but the drive letter E: is not available to
    Please Help!!
    Gilboy7, Jan 10, 2008
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  2. Remove the references to E: first and reboot. Then see if you still have an
    E: referenced in DM and can remove it.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 10, 2008
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  3. Gilboy7

    Uwe Sieber Guest

    Start -> Run
    enter MOUNTVOL E: /D here

    Now E: is gone any you can change F: to E: in the
    disk management.

    Uwe Sieber, Jan 10, 2008
  4. Gilboy7

    Gilboy7 Guest

    Thanks so much! That fixed my problem!

    Gilboy7, Jan 12, 2008
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