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#1 HRH

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

Okay, so I've only just started seeing this. In the file manager on Windows 7, a local disk "y" will show up. Can't click on it, nothing on it. I searched the net and see lots of instances of it happening, but quite a few varied responses. Disappeared yesterday after I restarted the laptop. It's back again today. Any ideas?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

USB thumb drive, camera drive, printer drive. Or it could be malware.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:54 PM

Go to device manager in the control panel to see if it says anything about it..
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:16 PM

Dicked with some settings, restarted. It's gone away for the moment.

I'm so glad I left Ratsun while some members fester in their own mire of political fear-based conspiracy theories.  Fuck me, what a waste.  Maybe Trump was right, maybe we should get rid of the immigrants.  Perhaps immigrants from South America first, they seem to be as dumb as a bag of hammers.  Maybe they should go home.  Get that KKK cross out guys, go burn one on the lawn!  Tell the guy who talks funny to find a new place to live!  Fuck anyone who's different, especially if they have a different color of skin!  Anyone with an idea that doesn't follow the first person's "right" idea is a conspiracy!  They're a witch, burn them!

 

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:38 PM

It's probably a card reader drive (or similar) that was previously plugged in but has a software bug so it occasionally appears even when not plugged in.

I wouldn't worry about it. I doubt if it is malware, but to be safe, run a anti-malware scan to ease your mind.


If you want to investigate further, create the registry String in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment
DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES
and give it a value of "1"
Reboot. You will see in Device Manager devices which have been installed but which may not be plugged in at the moment. Then you can manually delete it. It probably won't be under Disks.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

card reader and usb drive usually wont show up as local disk..

usb will be removable media as will card reader.

if it comes back get me a screenshot of hardware manager, disks page.

or give me a call i can help faster, computers are kinda my thing