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can't delete "cloned" drive


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I recently had a system crash of my windows xp home OS. After a repaired of the system I now have an extra logical drive that shows in windows explore and in all my other programs such as virus scanner,etc. However neither Partition Magic or windows Disk Management show this drive. Namely I have one hard drive with c: as primary with an extended partition with logical drives d: e: and f:. Windows explorer shows an additional drive g:. This g drive is an exact duplicate of f. Any change I make to either f or g is mirrore in the other. Additionally if I delete something from either it goes to the recycle bin but is invisible. How do I get rid of the "clone drive".
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start > run
devmgmt.msc
<enter>

VIEW > SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES

anything greyed out under drives section?
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Thanks for the reply. Tried this nothing is greyed out.
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start > run
regedit
<enter>

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

What do you see in that key
?
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start > run
regedit
<enter>

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

What do you see in that key
?

I assume that you want to knoew if the G drive is listed as a dos device. It is NOT!! the only ones listed are the ones that are truly there. Once again thanks for the help.
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices1

do you ahve a key with a 1 on it, like above
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Also, this will sound very counter-intuitive, but it might work

start > run
devmgmt.msc
<enter>

Go the DRIVES, right click each starting from the last letter, and choose UNINSTALL...do not reboot until all are gone, then reboot

Windows will rededect the drives as restart
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices1

do you ahve a key with a 1 on it, like above

no I don't but will try you're other suggestion thanks
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Also, this will sound very counter-intuitive, but it might work

start > run
devmgmt.msc
<enter>

Go the DRIVES, right click each starting from the last letter, and choose UNINSTALL...do not reboot until all are gone, then reboot

Windows will rededect the drives as restart

went to devmgmt.msc but the only drives shown were the actual drives ie internal external and printer but doesn't list the drive letters. I'm probably dumb and don't know where to look?
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no, that is correct...I want you to UNINSTALL your current, real drives....windows will refind them all

I know it sounds odd to remove your drives, and your gut tells you windows will crash and die. It will not, Windows Will ask you to reboot, and it will reinstall the drives
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no, that is correct...I want you to UNINSTALL your current, real drives....windows will refind them all

I know it sounds odd to remove your drives, and your gut tells you windows will crash and die. It will not, Windows Will ask you to reboot, and it will reinstall the drives

HooRay it worked the "clone" drive is gone. Thanks so much Gerry. You're a saint. Thank God for people like you. Thanks again!! :whistling:
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